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Show me the money! Delgra forcing taxi drivers, operators to buy P18K tablet- report

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is reportedly forcing taxi operators and drivers to buy a tablet worth P18,000 and closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras before they can recalibrate their meters to charge higher fares.

A report by the tabloid Abante tagged LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra as the person behind the mandatory purchases.

According to the report, Delgra wants taxi operators and drivers to buy the gadgets from the LTFRB because the app “MyCab” is already programmed in the tablet.

“MyCab” will supposedly enable taxi drivers to book passengers similar to what transport network companies like Grab Philippines does.

To make the tablet more affordable to taxi drivers, Delgra reportedly said they could make a P1,800 downpayment and pay P500 monthly over the next three years.

Abante tried but failed to get the LTFRB’s comment on the allegation before the report was published Thursday.