MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday, August 17, allowed Uber drivers to transfer to Grab and U-Hop while Uber remains suspended.
To be able to switch, Uber drivers must present at least two requirements:
- Proof of Uber accreditation
- Proof of insurance coverage
LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said “proof of accreditation” means the drivers “must be in our list as submitted by Uber under oath.” (READ: TIMELINE: Why only Uber is suspended)
The list was submitted by Uber on Thursday morning, but the LTFRB has yet to cross-check the list against its system.
The decision, according to Lizada, was made in response to “the urgency of the matter.” (READ: What’s the fuss about the Grab, Uber regulation issue?)
At stake is a demand of 300,000 phone-booked trips per day which amounts to P300 million to P360 million, as estimated by the LTFRB.
The ride-hailing company’s appeal will be heard only on Wednesday, August 23. – Rappler.com