Senator Win Gatchalian has described as “hasty and untimely” the one month suspension order the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) slapped on Uber.
The LTFRB issued the suspension after Uber supposedly violated a moratorium on the acceptance of latest purposes for accreditation of latest Uber drivers.
He stated Uber’s suspension would trigger additional chaos for hundreds of commuters who don’t have any alternative but “to make the most out of Metro Manila’s inadequate public transportation system.”
He known as on LTFRB to right away recall the suspension order. “Nakapangangamba at nakadidismaya ang aksyong ito dahil mistulang hindi muna ito napag-aralan bago naimplementa,” Gatchalian stated in his column in Bulgar.
“I have nothing against holding Uber accountable for its violations, but the suspension order goes too far. It puts the burden of punishment on the shoulders of commuters who have already suffered enough,” he stated.
Instead, the imposition of a bigger high-quality on Uber for its violations can be a extra equitable and affordable punishment, he stated.
He also urged the LTFRB to elevate its accreditation ban and start processing new TNVS (transport community automobile service) purposes from Grab, Uber, and different platforms.
“The primary goal of LTFRB should be to promote public safety and convenience,” Gatchalian stated on Friday.
He famous that throughout the current Senate listening to on the difficulty, Grab and Uber demonstrated with clear proof that demand for TNVS surpassed the present provide of drivers.
“It is the government’s responsibility to the commuting public to ensure that this demand is adequately met,” Gatchalian stated.