Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A Taxi Passenger's Worst Nightmare
Last August 20 between 5:30 to 6PM.I was on my way to Podium. It was traffic and it was in EDSA and so I assumed it was normal to get caught in a traffic jam.
When suddenly your PLDT Vehicle (ZBP 776) cuts us off and starts cursing the taxi driver.They follow us and harass the taxi of which I was in. And starts cursing the taxi driver AGAIN but with a louder voice. The windows were closed but I can hear them and as if It wasn't enough they stop their vehicle i nfront on the taxi get down.3 Men get out of the vehicle and 2 of them starts pounding the taxi my window included and demands the taxi driver to get down.A man pulls out a knife.I was appalled and shocked at their behavior to say the least.
I'm sure they would say that it was the taxi driver's fault. But I really think they should know better being educated and working for a prestigious company like PLDT. These people represent their company and they would do that to a taxi driver not even caring that there was a passenger.I'm sure that they will say that its not their fault.
I will tell it as I see it This was ego and power tripping to the highest level.
I maybe just a passenger and I can still feel the trauma up to now.
I even had to call my doctor because my palpitations was so bad I thought I
was going to have a heart attack.I'm scared to ride a taxi..I freak out when I
see a PLDT vehicle.
I would like to put on record the mental agony that I have undergone.
No one should have the go through the trauma that I went through.
I maybe just be a simple citizen but I too have a voice and this voice
would like to be heard and would not be kept silent