BABALA PARA SA MGA PILIPINONG NANINIRAHAN SA POLAND
Kung baguhan kayo sa Warsaw, at gusto ninyong sumakay ng taxi patungo sa Embahada, mag-ingat lang po kayo at may mga hindi kanaisnais na taxi driver na umanoy humahanap ng mabibiktima sa Warsaw Central Train Station at Warsaw downtown.
Nabiktima kamakailan lang ang tatlong Pilipino noong hinarang sila ng isang mama sa DW. CENTRALNY / Central Train Station sa Warsaw. Kabababa pa lang nila, pinilit na kaagad na isakay sa taxi niyang nag-aabang. Galing pa sila ng north Poland at hindi alam ang pasikot-sikot sa Warsaw.
Nagulat na lang sila dahil PLN 100,- ang flagdown initial charge, at laking gulat pa noong binaba na sila sa Embahada dahil PLN 700,- ang sinisingil ng taxi driver - nakametro naman daw!
Mas mabuti kung sumakay na lang kayo ng bus. Kunin ninyo yung bus number 131 na nagmumula sa DW. CENTRALNY Central Train Station at bumaba sa ŁOWCZA bus stop na napakalapit lang sa Embahada. O kaya yung bus number 519 at 522 (nagmumula din sa DW. CENTRALNY Central Train Station) at bumaba sa SOBIESKIEGO bus stop, malapit din sa Embahada. (Ang bayad PLN 4,40 lamang / 75 minutes valid. At kung gusto ninyo pang mag-ikot-ikot sa Warsaw mayroon ding one day ticket PLN 15,00 / 24 hours valid for unlimited rides on all bus and tram lines.)
Pag-kayo ay kailangang sumakay ng taxi sa Warsaw, ito po ang tandaan ninyo:
- The usual taxi fare from the Warsaw DW. CENTRALNY / Central Train Station to the Embassy is around PLN 30,- to PLN 40,- (can be a little higher during peak hours).
- If the fare from the Central Train Station to the Embassy is unusually high, say more than PLN 100,- DO NOT PAY IMMEDIATELY. Ask the taxi driver to wait and tell him that you will seek the assistance of the Embassy.
- Before entering the taxi, always check the initial charge and the per km rate. These are prominently displayed as a fare rate sticker on the rear passenger window, right side. The maximum fare is set by the Warsaw City Council. The initial flag down charge should not be higher than PLN 8,-, and the fare not higher than PLN 3,- per km.
- The front door of taxis are marked with the symbol of Warsaw and a yellow-red band showing a side number (taxi number).
- Taxi drivers must display a card with a hologram, driver's license and vehicle registration number on the front windshield.
- They must also display a special ID card with hologram, driver's photo and name visibly inside the vehicle.
- After providing a ride, the driver is obliged to give the passenger a cash register receipt which shows the side number and vehicle registration number.
- If you feel you have been deceived, call the police at 997 or the Municipal Guards at 986. You can also file a complaint with the City of Warsaw, or inform the Warsaw Taxi via the 19115 platform. For further information, please visit www.taxi.um.warszawa.pl.
Warsaw, 25 July 2019.