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Uber wants to pay a fine instead of heeding one-month suspension

Uber Systems Inc. on Thursday asked the Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) to let the Transport Network Company (TNC) pay a fine instead of heeding a one-month suspension.

"Uber has filed a second pleading urging the LTFRB to accept a fine rather than a suspension as a solution, to reduce the burden on the Filipino rider and the driver community," it said in an emailed statement.

In a separate tweet, GMA News' Saleema Rafran said Uber has filed a motion praying for a P10-million fine.

Uber stopped operating at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, after the LTFRB issued a one-month suspension order against the company for defying an earlier order on accepting new applications from drivers.

It then filed for a motion for reconsideration, which was reported to have been received by the LTFRB at 10:25 a.m. the same day.

But the LTFRB denied the appeal on Tuesday afternoon. — Jon Viktor Cabuenas/GMA News

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