Riding in Taxis

Some victims, usually women traveling alone in a taxi, have reported that the taxi driver, intending to rob them, would spray something and then they would feel dizzy, drowsy, or nauseous.

Some taxis install illegal devices to speed up the taxi meter. The flag down rate for a regular taxi is P40 and for every 200 meters, an additional P3.50 is added to the fare.

It is recommended to pre-book a taxi from a dependable company or get one from a major hotel. Among the most dependable are Basic Taxi, Dollar Taxi, and Avis. Always note the taxi's identification number. Lock all doors when you get inside the taxi. Always remain vigilant and take precautionary measures before boarding any taxi.