We’ve all heard a variety of “horrifying” and “creepy” cab rides over the past few years. It is for this reason as well that ride sharing apps such as Uber and Grab Taxi have grown popular today. Unfortunately, some cab drivers still abuse their power and take advantage of their passengers. One woman was reminded why she stopped riding the regular cab in a horrifying experience aboard one just yesterday. She prefers to be kept anonymous, but read her story below.
“Need ko lng talaga e post 2 para ikalat ang mukha ng gago na ito. Ang driver na ito ay manyak!!!. Kahapon galing ako sa Taguig no choice ako dahil malakas ang ulan at hangin hindi ako nakapag grab car. Gumawa sya ng story na flat daw ang gulong nya kaya pinatingnan nya skin. Nong nakita ko hindi naman flat. At un ay pakana nya lang pala para lilipat ako sa harap niya. Pero hindi ako lumipat. After 25 minutes sabi niya na talaga sakin parang flat talaga kaya lipat ka nalang dito. hindi nya ako pinababa sa gilid nya lng ako pinadaan. At un pala hihipuan niya ako. Una sabi niya kakapalan ko na talaga ang mukha ko kasi hindi talaga daw sya magka girlfriend ng maganda pag hindi nya kakapalan at sabay touched ng legs ko hindi lng isang beses. Tapos marami pa syang sinasabi na about male thing hindi na daw sya nakapag se** sa asawa niya at lagi nalang daw sya nagmamusterbate. Sinabihan ko sya na kuya hindi ako naghahanap ng boyfriend. Sabi niya ito ung drivers license ko para sabihin mo na hindi kita niloloko. Kaya ako may picture. Natakot ako dahil first time ko nka encounter na driver na kagaya niya. Maulan pa kahapon at may dala akong bag na malaki. So hanggang SM Novaliches lang ako. Gumawa nalang ako ng story pra ibaba niya ako don at nag grab car ako papunta bagumbong caloocan. Sa sobrang layo ng biyahe ko nilakasan ko nalang loob ko. Senend ko sa friend ko ang picture nya just incase kung anong mangyari skin at noticed nyo nag share din ako dito sa wall ko. Kaya tayo mga babae mag ingat tayo. Wag kayo sumakay sa driver na ito. Manyak po sya. TXY 295 po yan.“
Rough English Translation:
“I just really need to post this to spread the news about this asshole. This driver is a pervert!!! I came from Taguig yesterday, because the wind and rain was strong, I could no longer book a Grab Car and had no choice but to quickly hail a regular cab. Aboard the cab, the driver said that his tire was flat and asked if I could check it. I saw it wasn’t flat and realized later on that was just his way of getting me to sit in the passenger seat. However, I did not transfer. After 25 minutes, he told me that his cab really seems to have a flat so I should just transfer in front. He didn’t let me get off, he just let me pass at the side. Turns out, he was gonna grope me. At first he said he was just gonna shamelessly admit that he just couldn’t find a good looking girlfriend if he didn’t try to be more forward, as he said this he touched my legs several times. He continued saying a lot of things about the male genitalia and that he couldn’t have se** with his wife so he just masturbates all the time. I told him I wasn’t looking for a boyfriend. He then handed me his license and said it was to assure me he wasn’t kidding. This is why I have a photo. I was afraid because this was the first time I encountered a driver like him. Not to mention it was raining and I was carrying a big bag. So I got off at SM Novaliches and just made up a story so he’d let me get off early. From there, I booked a Grab Car going to Bagumbong Caloocan. It was a long way so I quickly sent my friend the driver’s photo in case something happened to me. I am also posting this on my wall. So to all you girls, be extra careful. Don’t get in this guy’s cab. He’s a pervert. TXY 295.
We opted not to include the driver’s photo as these as mere allegations and we have no proof yet as to how true it is. Nonetheless, we are sharing this story so that everyone may be extra vigilant when commuting or out in public.
If you know someone who takes a cab, make sure to share this story with them so they may be warned.