Student ‘harassed’ by taxi driver urged to coordinate with police

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is urging a student to coordinate with the police, following her post on social media showing that she was allegedly sexually harassed by a taxi driver here recently.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Sherlock Gabana, public information officer of BCPO, said they sent a message to the student via Facebook, but the latter has yet to reply to their message.

The student posted the alleged incident on her Facebook account last Wednesday.

According to the student, she rode a taxi that day to meet her friend. She had a brief conversation with the taxi driver, until the latter allegedly started to touch her legs, as she was sitting in the front seat.

She said she tried to disembark from the vehicle, but the taxi driver allegedly insisted, despite telling him that her father is a policeman.

“To all girls nga ga taxi be aware kamo kag di kamo mag pungko sa front seat kung kamo lang isa. Proven and tested na,” she said.

She said she failed to get the plate number of the taxi because of fear. But she was able to take a photo of the taxi driver.

“Kung sino kaman nga taxi driver ka, kabay ma paminsar mo man ang ginhimo mo,” she said.

Gabana said they need to discuss additional details regarding the incident to take an action.

Gabana said they need to check the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage to trace the route of the taxi to get the car plate and to identify the driver.

“Kung indi siya mag coordinate, wala man kami mahimo,” he added.

As of this writing, the post garnered more than 5,000 shares and close to 1,000 comments.