Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade misplaced his cool with a reporter on Tuesday (July 18) for asking about the controversy over “colorum” Uber and Grab automobiles even when it was a problem underneath his jurisdiction.
In a press convention at Malacanang, Tugade snapped at Rappler reporter Pia Ranada for relaying Grab and Uber drivers’ place that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is sitting on their purposes for a franchise.
“Tanong ka nang tanong, wala naman sa report ko ‘yan,” he instructed Ranada.
When the reporter stated her query issues a problem of public curiosity, Tugade retorted: “Eh hindi, kung sasagutin ko ‘yan, inumpisahan ko nang sagutin diyan kanina eh.”
Pressed additional on the difficulty, Tugade relented and defined that the LTFRB isn’t in opposition to the idea of trip sharing.
The company, nevertheless, solely needs the automobiles managed by Grab and Uber to use for a franchise, much like different public utility automobiles akin to taxis and jeepneys.
“Ang sinasabi lang ho ng LTFRB is, ‘Pwede ba, mag-rehistro naman kayo?’ What makes you so different with the other public utility vehicles? Just because you are a TNC (Transport Network Corporation) hindi ka na mag-re-rehistro? Hindi naman yata tama ‘yan, hindi naman yata tama ‘yan. ‘Yun lang ho ang hinihingi namin,” he stated.
The LTFRB has introduced it should apprehend Uber and Grab automobiles with out franchises beginning July 26.