Non-Aircon Taxi Extinction
LTO no longer allows non-aircon taxis to renew franchise implementing the total phase out of those units.
Rain fell one night as I was about to go home from downtown. Because of that, I have this irresistible urge to take a taxi ride home instead of PUJ. So I decided to take a non-aircon taxi instead since I got some money left to spare for that little convenience.
I was at Ilustre Street waiting for a non-aircon taxi (I notice non-aircon taxis are slowly non-existent nowadays). There are other people who also waited for taxis so I got some tough competition going on. A couple of taxis are waiting for passengers in front of us but it seems nobody wanted those because they are aircon taxis. It took me an hour to find a non-aircon taxi (yes its that long to find one when it rains). Before that, there were three actually pulled over in front of me but I lose it to other passengers who quickly whisked themselves in.
Like me, many dabawenyos would prefer non-aircon taxis because its cheap. Majority of rich people don’t ride taxis anyway because they owned a car. But the local government are now planning to totally phase out those non-aircon taxi units. Oh no! At least they should have keep our options. I just want to go to places quick and cheap and non-aircon taxi is exactly what I need.
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