The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) should not stay deaf to the “collective groan” of the general public to evaluate its one month suspension order in opposition to Uber.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday reminded LTFRB to position its bias in favor of commuters as an alternative of taxi drivers whom it has allowed to prey on commuters with none punishment.
“Yung iba, nakaka-ilang para ng taxi kasi ‘pagarahe na’ o ‘wala sa ruta,” she instructed LTFRB officers through the dialogue between the company and Uber executives.
“Are you cracking down on abusive taxi drivers and colorum units as much as you are hell-bent on cracking down on Uber and TNVS providers?” the Senator requested LTFRB officers.
Hontiveros added, “What consumer protection do commuters have from colorum units and abusive taxis?”
“Getting to work or school need not be a scene from the Hunger Games. Our people deserve better,” she added.
She stated the one-month suspension needs to be reviewed as a result of it could depart commuters on the mercy of taxi drivers who choose their clients or overcharge passengers or worse, rob their riders.