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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 …

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smartphone dashboard camera

A pending measure at the House of Representatives named House Bill No. 6265, also known as the Dashboard Camera Act of 2017,  seeks to make dashboard cameras or ‘dashcams’ mandatory to all vehicles. If passed, the bill will require all manufacturers to equip their vehicles with dashcams before putting them …

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Grab Uber Logos

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) certainly has its hands full with transport network vehicle services (TNVS) issues these days. This month, the government franchising agency plans to release a new set of rules and regulations to govern the app-based transport industry. According to LTFRB board member Aileen …

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A driver of a provincial bus liner sideswiped the vehicle of Department of Transportation (DOTr) undersecretary and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Tim Orbos. The untoward incident occurred last Monday, August 8 on EDSA, Manila’s main thoroughfare. The driver now faces suspension for his actions. Jundy Javier, driver …

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The Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) deputized traffic enforcers from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), giving them the authority to apprehend Uber drivers who continue to operate in the wake of the franchising agency’s suspension order. During an interview, MMDA operations manager Bong Nebrija mentioned that a number …

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Uber

Uber has reportedly asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that, instead of ceasing its transport network vehicle service operations for one month, it is willing to pay a P10 million fine in lieu of the suspension. According to LTFRB board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada, the proposed P10 million fine …

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Arcade City

No sooner had new Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) operator Arcade City started its operations in Metro Manila yesterday, August 16, 2017, that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered the company to “stop all bookings made” with its platform. Ironically, Arcade City bills itself as “your Uber alternative” which …

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Senator Grace Poe

Senator Grace Poe arranged a closed-door meeting today, August 16, with the heads of both the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Uber to shed light on the ride-sharing app’s suspension. The ‘urgent’ meeting comes after the government agency ordered Uber to cease its operations for one month …

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Uber Press Photo

Yesterday, August 14, 2017, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended Uber‘s operations for one month, which means the transport network service vehicle operator cannot accredit prospective driver applicants and most important, must cease and desist its online booking application–the very heart of its business–for an entire calendar …

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Uber

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended Uber‘s operations, telling the transport network vehicle service operator to defer its accreditation and to cease and desists its operations, specifically its online booking application, for one month. The suspension order was issued today, August 14, 2017. While the suspension …

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On Tuesday, August 8, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) signed a memorandum of agreement that seeks to address the issue of ‘colorum’ taxis and abusive taxi drivers that ply the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) routes and victimize passengers. If …

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GrabvsUber

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) met with Uber officials yesterday, August 2, at the House Committee on Transportation hearing to discuss why the ride-sharing app continued to approve new driver applications despite a July 26 order requiring all transportation network companies (TNCs) to stop new driver accreditation …

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Busy road int Philippines

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reiterated that Angkas, an app-based motorcycle transportation service, doesn’t have any legal authority to operate in the country by cracking down on its operators and riders. Yesterday, August 1, the combined efforts of the agencies led to …

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Woman holding smartphone looking at uber app

In light of the recent discussions about the Transport Network Companies (TNCs), Senator Grace Poe is currently pushing for the regulation of the ride-hailing mobile apps. On July 19, 2017, Poe, who is the chairperson on the Senate Committee of Public Services, filed Senate Bill (SB) 1501–to be known as the Transportation …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) made a firm stand that the Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) must comply to the rules just like any other type of public utility vehicles (PUVs). There is as an online petition to “lift the suspension” against TNCs such as Uber and Grab that is circulating …

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