- Commuters in Metro Manila are reminded to be vigilante when taking public transportation
- In this video, JC Sulit was drugged and dumped in the streets minutes after taking a taxi
- His friends found him in Chico street
While the majority of taxi drivers in Manila are honest, hardworking individuals, there are some who take advantage of their passengers. There have been many reports that show that some taxi drivers drug their passengers in order to steal their belongings.
In this video, JC Sulit recounts his experience.
To meet his friends at Anonas, JC flagged down a taxi. However, after a few minutes, Jc suddenly felt himself losing consciousness.
According to JC, he barely remembers what happened that night.
What he does remember is groggily fighting the taxi driver over his phone.
Fortunately, the taxi driver was incapable of stealing the phone and left. JC was then able to answer his friends calls who then picked him up from Chico Street.
When his friends arrived, they found JC in a trance like stature, lying on the sidewalk. They slapped him several times to wake him up, but he barely responded.
His friends said that JC acted like he was drunk. However, he did not smell like alcohol nor other vices. Clearly, JC was drugged.
In reaction, netizens propose that commuters should always send the plate number and name of the taxi driver to their friends and/or relatives before taking a taxi. Others propose to take uber or grabcar.
Others, however, were skeptical of JC’s story. Given that the taxi driver didn’t steal his phone, some say that perhaps JC was actually doing something against the law.
Regardless, commuters are encouraged to be aware when taking taxis alone at night.
Watch the video below.