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LTFRB clarifies who can apply first for TNVS franchise

Drivers who want to be part of the ride-hailing industry would have to wait a little longer as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) clarified that it would not accept new applications next month but instead process those that were still pending with the agency. According to board member Aileen Lizada, once the […]

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Former LTFRB chair: ‘It’s all about money’

In the end, it all boiled down to cold, hard cash. Early afternoon yesterday, transport network company Uber attempted to cut short by 15 days a 30-day suspension by paying the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) P190 million.

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Riding sharing apps vs LTFRB; gov’t vs taxi fleet operators vs the people

The Filipino public utility riding vehicle community has been in an uproar of late due to the government’s decision to ban all Grab and Uber vehicles from future operations.

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Support for Uber, Grab mounts

Commuters relying on transport network vehicle services (TNVS) have taken to social media to air their support for ride-sharing’s most popular companies Uber and Grab, as well as rant against regular taxis and the service’s “tormentor,” the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), which has threatened to impound and fine around 80 percent of these TNVS that the Board claims would have no existing franchises come July 26.

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LTFRB caps Uber, Grab surge prices

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered on Tuesday an immediate cap on the surge pricing scheme of transport network companies (TNCs) Grab and Uber. In an order issued to the two TNCs, the LTFRB limited the maximum allowable fare price surge to “twice the rates for time covered and distance traveled, excluding […]

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Should cars older than 15 years be scrapped?

This week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) locked horns with the providers of school shuttle services over the age of their vehicles.

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School shuttle group to mark class opening with protest vs vehicle age limit

School service vehicle operators will greet the opening of classes with fresh protests against the government-ordered phaseout of units that are more than 15 years old. The National Alliance School Service Association of the Philippines (Nassap) said its members would not take passengers on June 13 to demand the extension of the moratorium on the […]

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No premium taxi fleet for Kris Aquino

This wouldn’t be the Philippines without some show biz mixed in with the serious topic of the day. Amid the commuting public’s anxiety over the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) handling of car-sharing services such as Uber and GrabCar, presidential sister and actress Kris Aquino said her piece. Aquino’s name was dragged into […]

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The curious case of Uber, LTFRB and regular taxi operators

So we’ve heard many sides and stories now about Uber, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) campaign against Uber operators and the regular taxi fleet operators. What’s the deal? Ultimately, what matters is the riding public, right? So I asked some regular Uber users first. I spoke to some friends who use Uber […]

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LTFRB proposes bill to regulate Uber, online transpo services

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is taking a step closer to regulating online transportation services such as Uber, and removing the colorum (illegal) tag that the LTFRB is charging against such services. The LTFRB on Monday proposed to Congress to pass a law that would allow the agency to […]

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Jun 20, 2018

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