Starting July 26, People Will Have Hard Times Booking Uber Or Grab
Ringo | On 17, Jul 2017
The punch on the popular Uber and Grab isn’t over.
The Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced last week that it will fine Uber and Grab P5 million each for violations.
In a memo released on July 11, the LTFRB ordered Uber and Grab not to authorize those operators who didn’t have Certificates of Public Convenience.
“Both Transport Network Companies are directed to cease with dispatch the operations of all their TNVS (Transport Network Vehicle Services) which do not have the required Certificates of Public Convenience,” the LTFRB said.
Sounds reasonable? However, LTFRB stopped issuing such certificates since July 2916. So, as of the current, a small fraction of the operators can continue.
The memo will be implemented on July 27.
Violators will be arrested and might face a fine as much as P120,000 and their cars will be impounded for at least three months.
Grab reported that out of 28,000 drivers, only 4,000 of them have the said certificate. Officials also found out that Uber’s record is not consistent with the LTFRB’s.
So, expect to book Grab or Uber just like hunting for the rare Pokemon.