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LTFRB allows Grab, Uhop to take in Uber drivers

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday allowed transport network companies Grab and Uhop to accommodate on their platforms the drivers displaced by the one-month suspension of Uber.


LTFRB Board Resolution No. 19-2017 allowed Uber's Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) drivers to jump over to Grab or Uhop and present the following documents:


  • Proof of accreditation issued by Uber
  • Proof of insurance coverage as TNVS

"On a daily basis, either Grab or Uhop will email us the list of the names of the TNVS coming from Uber. On our end, we will double-check it with the list given by Uber to us to ensure that only those accredited by Uber will be accommodated," LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada told reporters.

"Those accredited by Uber, they must be on our list as submitted by Uber under oath," Lizada said.

The LTFRB official clarified that the latest arrangement is temporary. "This is only for the duration of the suspension  period," she said.

The LTFRB on Monday suspended Uber for a month, as the company defied an order to stop accrediting and activating new TNVS accounts.

Uber later on asked the LTFRB to let it pay a P10-million fine instead of heeding a one-month suspension after the regulator denied the company's appeal on Tuesday.  — VDS, GMA News

Tags: grab, uber, ltfrb, uhop