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After issuing PhP 5-million fine, LTFRB threatens undocumented Grab, Uber drivers
By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 17 Jul 2017, 11:45am
grab, uber, ride-hailing, ride-sharing, apps, ltfrb, certificate of convenience, cpc, provisional authority, suspension, transport strike
 
To those who have been patrons of ride-hailing services like Grab and Uber, you're already aware of the benefits: safety, efficiency, reasonable pricing, and most importantly, the freedom to choose the kind of transport service that you deserve.
 
However, on July 11, 2017, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a PhP 5-million fine against ride-hailing companies. The LTFRB is accusing the companies of several violations including illegal operation as many of their drivers (around 90%) do not have approved Certificate of Convenience (CPC) and Provisional Authority (PA).
 
Apparently, the LTFRB stopped issuing CPCs since July 2016.
 
In addition, fifteen days after the July 11 memo, the LTFRB will impound undocumented drivers. This scenario will leave the commuters of approximately 10% documented drivers starting July 26, 2017.
 
In connection with this predicament, drivers of ride-hailing services have filed a petition (http://gohwz.ws/2t6foON) urging the LTFRB to liff the suspension and continue processing CPCs.
 
What do you think about this situation? Feel free to share your thoughts with us.
 
Lionell Go Macahilig

Lionell Go Macahilig / Group Editor

Building on the learnings that he earned from the academe and his almost three-year professional experience in the outsourcing industry, Lionell joined HardwareZone Philippines in 2007. In his free time, he runs his PC shop and reads various articles online. He also likes cats and jogging.