Cab driver nabbed for overcharging OFWs

October 23, 2019

THE driver of a white taxi who is wanted for allegedly overcharging newly-arrived Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal identified the suspect as Friddie Mago, 49, driver of Jomea white taxi with plate no. TXY-831 and a resident of No. 6 E Rodriguez corner FB. Harison Street, Pasay City.

In his report to Monreal, Airport Police Senior Inspector Roderick Mejia said Mago was confronted by AP02 Joel Estole and asked for his driver’s license for illegal parking and obstructing traffic at bay 3 of the NAIA terminal 3 and for not wearing the proper taxi driver uniform.

Mejia said the incident took place at 5 p.m. on October 22.

The suspect refused to give his license and started cursing AP02 Estole, prompting the latter to arrest the suspect and bring him to the police office.