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Meet Lola Veronica: 65-year-old Female Taxi Driver of Baguio City for 11 Years

Photo Courtesy || Karl Patacsil Films

Cordillera - In an industry historically dominated by men, Lola Veronica, a 65-year-old registered nurse, has shattered stereotypes and proven her mettle as a trusted taxi driver in the city of Baguio for nearly 11 years. 

Known as the "Queen of the Road" in Baguio, she has also achieved the distinction of being the first lady taxi driver on the city's popular ride-hailing app.

Lola Veronica's journey from nursing to taxi driving was driven by her desire for both income and adventure. 

She felt the thrill of travel while cruising the city's streets, but it hasn't always been smooth sailing. 

Photo Courtesy || Karl Patacsil Films
She openly acknowledges that skepticism has greeted her career choice, with some passengers expressing doubt about a woman's ability to drive professionally.

Despite the initial hesitations of passengers, Lola Veronica remains steadfast in her belief that being a taxi driver is an honorable profession. 

She has not only broken gender barriers but also showcased that dedication and competence know no gender boundaries. 

Her story serves as an inspiration to others, encouraging women to pursue their dreams in male-dominated fields and to challenge societal norms. 

Lola Veronica has truly become a symbol of empowerment on Baguio's roads, proving that women can steer their way to success in any industry.



Anonymous said...

Proud to be a woman…. She is truly a symbol of strength and determination… We salute you Lola Veron

Eillene said...

This only proves that a male dominated industry can also be penetrated by empowered, determined women and thrive in it....may Eve's tribe thrive...

Anonymous said...

Super pinay

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