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But Grab says the government's suspension of its P2-per-minute travel charge is also to blame for the mounting cancellations
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board restores Grab Philippines' surge pricing cap to 2 times the normal fare after it accredits new ride-hailing companies
Grab Philippines says the suspension order is 'contrary to the law' and would 'cause irreparable damage' to riders and drivers
'Kung di mo afford, mag-taxi ka na lang, or tricycle, jeep. Marami naman diyan alternative na masasakyan,' a netizen says
Grab Philippines head Brian Cu maintains the travel charge is legal, and 'went to the drivers, it was reinvested by way of incentives or promos for passengers'
During the first hearing on the alleged illegal fares charged by Grab, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board points out that changes in fares must follow a process
(UPDATED) The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board orders Grab Philippines to explain why its transportation network company accreditation should not be suspended or cancelled over the allegation
(UPDATED) Since mid-2017, Grab has been charging its riders an extra P2 per minute per ride, without approval from the LTFRB
PBA Representative Jericho Nograles alleges that Grab 'illegally' charges its customers P2 per minute of travel. Grab officials say the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board was informed about this.
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Aside from banning price surges the proposed bill would also put a cap in the number of vehicles under each transport network company
At the same time the Philippine based office of the US tech giant hopes government will soon lift the suspension of applications for transportation network vehicle services
LTFRB meanwhile gives Uber 48 hours to follow suit
After the land transport regulator receives several complaints on Uber and Grab surges ranging from P2 000 to P28 000 this holiday season the LTFRB says it may cancel or suspend their accreditation