Jul 19, 2017 @ 20:36

Despite the reported “compromise” reached by Uber and Grab operators with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), 5 senators have referred to as for an inquiry into the company’s procedures in granting franchises to shared experience companies comparable to Uber and Grab.

Initiated by Sen. Joel Villanueva, the proposed inquiry into LTFRB rules seeks to make sure the protection of commuters and deal with the problem of public transportation within the nation.

Villanueva’s filed decision No. 431 is anticipated to be co-authored by his fellow “Seatmates” specifically Senators Sonny Angara, Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri.

They mentioned the current TNVS set-up of tapping drivers as impartial contractors presents a spot in accountability by way of drivers’ and customers’ welfare, but present potential tax income for the federal government by the use of using underutilized sources.

It was obvious that Villanueva’s transfer was additionally promoted by experiences on the net petition by greater than 100,000 commuters who expressed their indignation over the LTFRB’s plan to droop all functions for provisional authority or non permanent permits to function and that is seen to have an effect on 72% of the TNVS or these thought-about as “colorum.”

As such, the LTFRB introduced that beginning July 26, it can begin apprehending Grab and Uber drivers who function and not using a certificates of public comfort or provisional authority.

The LTFRB had earlier imposed a P5 million tremendous every for Uber and Grab for permitting a few of their drivers to function with out permits.

Following a closed-door assembly Wednesday on the Senate initiated by Ejercito, the LTFRB agreed to think about the movement for reconsideration that will likely be filed by Uber and Grab and different TNVS on the mentioned suspension order till authorized treatments are arrived at by all of the involved events.

Source: politics.com.ph