Malacañang has thrown its help behind the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board following its suspension of the transport community firm Uber for a month.
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Tuesday (August 15) stated Uber “unduly challenged” the LTFRB’s guidelines and directions.
“The issue here is striking a balance between innovation and laws and regulations that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has to implement as part of its administrative function in regulating common carriers” he stated at a press briefing.
Asked categorically if Malacañang helps LTFRB’s suspension of Uber, Abella stated: “It understands the situation, and therefore, will support Uber.”
LTFRB imposed a one-month suspension on Uber after it discovered that the corporate was nonetheless accepting and activating new drivers regardless of an order from the board to cease doing so.
Uber briefly resumed its providers throughout the day however was pressured to go offline once more after the LTFRB denied its movement for reconsideration.