Senator Grace Poe believes that the drivers of Uber and Grab ought to “not be caught in the crossfire” between Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the administration of Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS).
Poe, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Services, stated that “Uber and Grab invited individuals to apply as drivers.”
“These individuals were accepted by these companies, and consequently, invested time and money in this endeavor,” the senator stated.
“They have already been driving for several months, with the understanding that they will be given a CPC (certificate of public convenience),” she stated.
Poe added, “Paano ngayon sila? Sino ang mananagot diyan? Was the LTFRB’s inaction on their applications intentional?”
The LTFRB has refused to elevate its order final yr to cease accepting new applications from Grab and Uber amid complaints from common taxi drivers that their earnings declined after these TNVs grow to be well-liked with the driving public.