Grab, Uber ordered to put LTFRB stickers on their cars

Rambo Talabong
The stickers will allow commuters and law enforcers to easily spot Transport Network Vehicles (TNVs) on the road either for riding or apprehension, the LTFRB says

STICKER REQUIRED. LTFRB releases a new memorandum circular. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Spotting an Uber or Grab ride will soon be easier.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has signed a Memorandum Circular (MC) which requires drivers of ride-hailing applications to put stickers on their windshields, the board announced on Thursday, November 2.

“The operator must display the TNVS sticker provided by the Board on the upper right portion of the windshield,” read the order, which was signed on October 23.

The stickers, as previously explained by the agency, will allow commuters and law enforcers to easily spot Transport Network Vehicles (TNVs) on the road either for riding or apprehension.

Aside from this, the LTFRB has required drivers to always wear their IDs, “in full view of the passenger[s].”

The provisions are a product of months-long technical working group discussions arising from a regulation deadlock with transport network companies Grab and Uber. (READ: What’s the fuss about the Grab, Uber regulation issue?)

The deadlock came after Grab and Uber continuously accredited thousands of drivers without the necessary papers from the LTFRB, raising safety and management concerns for the board.

The effectivity of the order has yet to be announced. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.