Fifth Solomon warns TNV users of ‘invisible EDSA toll gate’ fee
Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Fifth Solomon warned Grab users of what appears to be a new illegal scheme by some drivers — and this he discovered after noticing that he was additionally charged for a “toll fee” while traveling along EDSA.
“May tollgate na sa Edsa (There is a tollgate in Edsa),” wrote Solomon in a post he shared via Facebook last Friday, Aug. 3. He posted screengrabs of his receipt, his complaint to Grab on Twitter, and Grab’s email in response to the incident.
“July 28, 2018 Saturday [nag-Grab] ako from [M]akati to my place sa QC,” the actor said. Channeling his sister, comedienne Chariz Solomon, he then quipped, “Dinaanan namin [Edsa], kasi sabi nila sa Edsa may forever.”
(July 28, 2018, Saturday, I used Grab to go to my place in Quezon City from Makati. We traversed EDSA because they say there’s forever in EDSA.)
"MAY TOLLGATE NA SA EDSA" SHARING THIS NEW BUDOL/MODUS NG DRIVERS: July 28, 2018 Saturday nag grab ako from makati…
“Pagbaba ko buti nag e-email ng resibo ang [G]rab. Naka [debit card] mode of payment ako kaya automatic nababawas sakin yun. Nung na-check ko, 432.00 na dapat 332 lang. Ang sabi [na-charge] ako ng toll fee,” he continued.
(When I got off, it’s a good thing Grab emails receipts. I’m using my debit card as a mode of payment, that’s why my fare is automatically deducted [from my bank account]. When I checked [my receipt], [my fare was] P432, when it should [only] be P332. [The receipt] said I was charged with a toll fee.)
The actor expressed his bewilderment over the additional charge, humorously writing, “Nagulantang ako kasi sa pagkakatanda ko at sa araw-araw na pagdaan ko sa Edsa, may forever doon pero wala namang [toll gate] doon.”
(I was confounded because as far as I can remember, and [based on] my daily [commute] passing through EDSA, there is forever [in EDSA] but there is no toll gate there.)
“So [nag-budol] lang talaga si [m]anong [d]river,” Fifth Solomon said in conclusion. “I tweeted this situation and agad naman [nag-reach] out si Grab [and] after 5 days naibalik din. So sa mga [naka-debit] or credit card mode of payment, always check ang resibo pagbaba and always check kung may madadaanang [invisible] toll gate sa [Edsa].”
(So the driver tricked [me]. I tweeted about this situation and Grab immediately reached out. After five days [my P100] was returned. To all who are using debit or credit card[s] as modes of payment, always check the receipts when getting off and always check if you will pass by an invisible toll gate along EDSA.) JB
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