Senator Grace Poe lauded the transfer of transportation community firm (TNC) Uber Philippines when it settled Tuesday the P190-million fine imposed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for violating its suspension of operations.
Poe, nonetheless, took a dig at LTFRB given the large quantity of penalty imposed in opposition to the corporate.
“Based on what happened, it seems that it flexes its discretion as a whimsical regulator just for the sake of imposing regulations,” she mentioned in a assertion.
The chair of the Senate public providers committee even described as mind-boggling the quantity of fine the LTFRB imposed in opposition to Uber.
Nonetheless, the chair of the Senate public providers committee, mentioned she’s elated to study that the using public would someway be capable to regain its energy in deciding which mode of transportation to take after Uber paid the hefty quantity.
“For the sake of the commuters, I am committed to complete as soon as possible the report on the TNVS bill that is currently undergoing TWG (technical working group) meetings. The TWG meetings aim to thresh out and address all related issues concerning the operation of Uber, Grab and the like,” Poe mentioned.
“This way, we may avoid the recurrence of a similar suspension affecting the TNVS (transport network vehicle service) community which is rooted on the apparent inability of the LTFRB to adjust and adapt to new technology,” she mentioned.
The P190-million was the second financial penalty slapped in opposition to Uber by the LFTRB after it was discovered to have been accepting and accrediting new drivers into its platform regardless of the supposed suspension of its operations.
They can solely go surfing and resume accepting shoppers solely they’ve paid their fine and supplied monetary help to its greater than 36,000 drivers.