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LTFRB Warns Uber Not to Implement Planned Surcharge

Transport network vehicle service Uber is reportedly planning to implement by December 7, 2017, a surcharge for customers headed to the southern part of Metro Manila via the Skyway and South Luzon Expressway “to make sure that Partner-Drivers are able to cover for their costs in a sustainable manner.” The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), however, has warned the company to file its position paper on the matter first for the government agency to deliberate and consider before it implements its plan.

Based on Uber’s plan as posted on the LTFRB Citizen Enforcer’s Facebook page, customers whose entry points to southern Metro Manila are either the Skyway, Magallanes, or C-5 and are headed for either Bicutan or Sucat will pay a surcharge of P80 while those headed for Alabang, Filinvest, or Susana Heights will pay an additional P100. These surcharges though will be on top of their fare and the toll fees to be paid at their exit point.

Do you agree with the LTFRB’s plan to study Uber’s request for the surcharge or do you think Uber has every right to demand it from customers who are headed south of Metro Manila?

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