LTFRB Issues Show-Cause Order vs Jeepney Driver Who Body-Shamed Passenger

Jeepney Driver Who ‘Body-Shamed’ Passenger Issued Show Cause Order by LTFRB

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – LTRFB has issued a show-cause order against the jeepney driver who allegedly body-shamed a passenger.

Body shaming refers to the act of criticizing or mocking someone based on their physical appearance. This can include negative comments or behaviors directed at someone’s weight, shape, size, skin color, or other physical attributes.

Body shaming can happen in person, online, or through media representations, and it often leads to feelings of shame, embarrassment, and low self-esteem in the person being targeted.


On Tuesday (June 11, 2024), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) plans to summon the jeepney driver accused of body-shaming a passenger.

The LTFRB released the decision after a complaint was lodged by a 29-year-old passenger and a viral video highlighting the incident. According to the passenger, the jeepney driver demanded she get off the vehicle due to her weight, even blaming her for causing a flat tire.


The agency instructed the jeepney driver and his operator to appear at a hearing scheduled for June 14, 2024 (Friday). The document states that the hearing will address multiple issues, employing a discourteous driver, failing to convey a passenger, and violating safe space regulations in public transportation.

The LTFRB emphasized the importance of attending the hearing.

“Failure on your part to appear before this Board on the date mentioned above shall be considered as a waiver on your part to be heard and this case shall be decided on the basis of the evidence presented and the records of the Board,” the order stated.

In a previous report, a student shares traumatic experience after conductor publicly body-shamed her

Many netizens condemning the driver’s actions and calling for stricter enforcement of respectful behavior in public transportation. The LTFRB’s quick response demonstrates a commitment to addressing such complaints and ensuring passenger safety and respect.

The hearing will determine the next steps and possible consequences for the jeepney driver and his operator.

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