NAIA Bans Taxi Line After Driver Tried to Steal OFW’s Cash

Taxi line Queensmen has been banned from picking up passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after one of its drivers tried to speed away with an overseas Filipino worker’s (OFW) bag stashed with Php60,000 worth of belongings.

An official from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) confirmed the banning of the whole fleet of taxi under Queensmen following the charges filed against one of its drivers, Rodel Ormillo, reported Inquirer.

Speeding away with OFW’s cash

OFW Catalina Prado, a laser technician from Oman, arrived at NAIA on July 16 and rode a white taxi, driven by Ormillo, to Muntinlupa City.

Prado and Ormillo, however, had a misunderstanding regarding the Php1,700 fixed fare and agreed to drop the OFW off to transfer to another cab.

While unloading her bags, Prado noticed that one of her bags, a black backpack containing her cash and belongings, is missing. She immediately ran towards to taxi but the driver sped away.

Prado reported the missing bag to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID) to trace the taxi driver.

The Airport Police were able to locate Ormillo in San Isidro, Rizal but he denied taking the bag. Upon further questioning, the taxi driver later admitted leaving the bag in a friend’s house.

Ormillo is currently facing robbery charges before the Pasay City’s Prosecutor’s office.

Prado, meanwhile, commended the airport officials for helping her retrieve her cash.



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