Davao City awards 19 cab drivers for honesty

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The taxi drivers from Davao City received tokens and cash incentives from the city government as recognition for their honesty.

Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Davao City’s government and local police awarded 19 taxi drivers for their honesty in a ceremony held Monday (February 1) at the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) grounds.

DCPO spokesperson Chief Inspector Milgrace Driz said these drivers were recognized for returning valuable items left behind by their passengers.

Last January, the House of Representatives approved a bill that protects passengers from dishonest taxi drivers.

Drivers who violate the bill’s provisions may be penalized with fines amounting to P5,000 or a year-long suspension of their driver’s license.

Related: LTFRB launches weekly refresher course for taxi drivers

Selected from a long list of nominees, the awardees were:

Danilo Dumalag and Roy Arboleda of Holiday Taxi;

Roger Calica, Irigo Sumaliling, Jupiter Fernandez, Danilo Lape, Eduardo Fernandez, Jerry Kuizon, Elmer Givertas of Solid Eighty-Eight;

Richar Labor, Noel S. Ingcal of RGSM-Taxi;

Samuel Apale and Victoriano Casurra Jr. of Maligaya Taxi;

Reynante L. Maitim of STL Taxi;

Jose Calles Gohetia of Maro Taxi;

Bobby Caminero of Green Lining;

Welfredo L. Rosalinda of City Premier Taxi;

Norberto D. Ayala of Super Happy Taxi; and

Oliver P. Nualla of All-Aboard Taxi

They received certificates of recognition, tokens, and cash incentives from DCPO Chief Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao and City Tourism Officer Lisette Marques.

Marques said the police will recognize other stakeholders who help keep the city safe and secure.