Grab urges drivers set for deactivation on June 10 to reapply

MANILA, Philippines – Ride-hailing company Grab Philippines said it will proceed with the deactivation of around 8,000 unaccredited drivers on Monday, June 10, but urged those affected to reapply.

In a statement on Sunday, June 9, Grab said it will only be following the order of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to deactivate "colorum" or illegal units.

"We encourage all TNVS (transport network vehicle services) that will be affected to apply anew, as 10,000 new TNVS slots will be opened," said the company.

"Grab is also open to assist them if they want to explore other options in the platform," it added.

The drivers who will be deactivated, along with new applicants, will be accommodated under the Grab TNVS Assistance Program.

The company said deactivated drivers and new applicants can go to Matrix Creation Events Venue at 11 Malakas Street, Diliman, Quezon City, on the following dates:

The LTFRB issued a show cause order to Grab last Thursday, June 6, telling the company to explain why the deactivation is being done only now, when it should have been done "months ago."

Grab is expected to appear before the regulatory body on Tuesday, June 11. – Rappler.com