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Buses, jeepneys in the Philippines to be modernized by 2020

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Transportation signs a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines to provide loans to PUV cooperatives for the purchase of new vehicles

WAITING FOR A RIDE. Passengers gather along Tandang Sora, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City during a national transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: How Uber got suspended and why it matters

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Who was wrong in the Uber saga? What does the controversy say about the country s transportation problems?

#FridayFeels: P190 million later

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Uber is back but what has the government done to fix the terrible traffic?

Basagan ng Trip: What's the government's problem with ride-sharing companies?

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:06 PM

What s behind the government s crackdown on Uber?

Uber, Ombudsman, Bautista | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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'Uber is back:' Netizens celebrate as LTFRB lifts suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Meanwhile some social media users direct their attention toward the LTFRB after its decision to lift the suspension

LTFRB lifts Uber suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Uber can operate in the Philippines again after the company paid a P190 million fine and provided compensation to its drivers

UBER BACK. The LTFRB allows the transportation giant to operate once more. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Uber pays P190-M fine but still suspended

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The LTFRB still requires Uber to submit proof that it has paid its drivers P299 24 million during the days they were not allowed to ply the streets

STILL SUSPENDED. Uber submits incomplete requirements to lift its suspension. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

P190-M fine should make Uber ‘rethink’ actions – Poe

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Senator Grace Poe however is quite disappointed the LTFRB released its decision late on Friday barring Uber from paying the penalty immediately

WELCOMED DECISION. Senate Grace Poe agrees with the LTFRB's decision to fine Uber P190 million in order to life its suspension. File photo by Senate PRIB

LTFRB to Uber: Pay P190 million, we'll lift suspension

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 PM

UPDATED The LTFRB bases the fine on the daily earnings of Uber which it estimates to earn between P7 million and P10 million per day by servicing at least 150 000 trips a day

SUSPENSION CONVERTED. LTFRB chief Martin Delgra faces media to explain their stand on transport network companies. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

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KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Declined, cancelled on by drivers, lawmaker calls on LTFRB to check Grab

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Representative Jericho Nograles says was refused three times and at least two Grab drivers cancelled on him before one finally decided to take him

TOO MUCH? A lawmaker experiences first-hand issues with ride-sharing platform Grab. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber and LTFRB, Human Rights Watch, Alejano | Evening wRap

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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LTFRB allows drivers to switch to Grab, U-Hop during Uber suspension

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The affected drivers should present proof of Uber accreditation and proof of insurance coverage

grab application on phone. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber, Gross Domestic Product, Chinese tourists | Midday wRap

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:39 PM

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Uber to give financial aid to its drivers

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Drivers will get assistance based on their performance for the past 28 days

AFFECTED UBER DRIVER. Ronan Barrientos is one of the 60,000 Uber drivers who will be affected by the LTFRB suspension. File photo by Raisa Serafica

Uber, Taguiwalo, Mile Long property | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Transport groups file complaint vs Uber for 'wanting to be above the law'

Aug 16, 2017 - 8:45 PM

These groups say Uber s unauthorized vehicles would [wreak] havoc [on] the country s transport plans and programs

DEADLOCK. Traffic along Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong on August 15, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber asks LTFRB to change suspension to fine

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will need one more week to hear the new request In the meantime Uber remains suspended

Photo from LTFRB

Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding'

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:55 PM

If there s been a misunderstanding in the past that s on us and I apologize for that misunderstanding says Uber regional executive Michael Brown

As Uber hits the brakes, TNC applicants eye share of riders

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:59 AM

At stake is a demand of 300 000 phone booked trips per day the LTFRB estimates

WAITING. UBER office in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber and LTFRB, Shabu smuggling, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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An Uber driver's fear: That's my only source of income

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:41 PM

What if LTFRB s suspension of the transport network company extends beyond 30 days?

Uber suspension stays as LTFRB junks appeal

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:55 PM

UPDATED Uber says it is disappointed but will comply with the one month suspension order

DENIED. LTFRB denies Uber's motion for reconsideration. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Leader of TNVS drivers' group: Uber at fault

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:35 PM

TeamSpeed president Bobby Coronel hopes Uber will learn its lesson and fully comply with regulations

DEMAND. TeamSpeed president Bobby Coronel says Uber must provide for their drivers now forbidden to ply the roads. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab puts cap on surge charges after Uber suspension

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The maximum 1 4x surge amounts to an additional fare of at least P20 and at most P50 the company says

LOWER SURGE. Grab country head Brian Cu says they do not want to charge riders too much after Uber's suspension. Grab app photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Malacañang stands by LTFRB decision to suspend Uber

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM

While the Palace empathizes with commuters it stresses that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is just doing its job

UBER ISSUE. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says Malacañang recognizes the efficient services provided by transport network companies. Uber app photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber still banned while appeal is pending – LTFRB

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The suspension remains in effect while the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board prepares to tackle Uber s motion for reconsideration

ORDER STANDS. LTFRB says Uber remains suspended. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

TIMELINE: Why only Uber is suspended

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED Because Grab has so far complied with the LTFRB s orders to stop accepting and accrediting new drivers – the rule that Uber supposedly violated

REGULATED. The LTFRB suspends Uber operations for one month, while its competitor Grab remains operational. Rappler photo

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Online outrage as LTFRB suspends Uber

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Many say the suspension of ride hailing company Uber would be a hassle for commuters

Uber suspended for 1 month

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM

UPDATED This comes after the transport network company defied the LTFRB order to stop accrediting more drivers

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 30-August 5, 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Must watch videos from this week

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

LIVE: Senate hearing on LTFRB issues vs Grab, Uber and Taxi Passenger Bill of Rights

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday August 3

Bothered by online backlash? DOTr asks if Grab, Uber hired PR firm, trolls

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The LTFRB had been bashed maligned Did any of the two hire ad agencies using minions and all the other to bash the LTFRB? DOTr Assistant Secretary for commuter affairs Elvira Medina asks in a Senate hearing

Taxi operators: Asking for higher fares is like Uber, Grab surge pricing

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Pagka ang pasahero magpapahatid sa lugar na matraffic malulugi yung driver says the head of the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association

ALLOWED. Unaccredited taxis arrive for the arriving passengers in Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Uber to LTFRB: Don't impose ancient rules on technological innovations

Aug 03, 2017 - 1:25 PM

What we are asking for is the right regulation and right process We cannot impose 1900s level of regulation says Uber s Yves Gonzalez

REGULATIONS. Uber Philippines has asked the government to stop imposing ancient rules on today's technology innovations. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grab and Uber, Duterte, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:46 PM

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Uber survives LTFRB hearing, gets more time to defend accreditation

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Uber is off the hook for now

MORE TIME. The LTFRB gives Uber 5 more days to explain why their accreditation should not be cancelled. EPA photo.

LTFRB 'shocked' that Uber, Grab have over 100,000 drivers

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Uber tells lawmakers in a House hearing that it has more than 66 000 drivers while Grab says it has over 52 000

RISING VOLUME. This is the second time the government suspends acceptance of TNVS applications. Rappler file photo

Bureau of Customs, HBO, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:26 PM

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Uber may lose accreditation for getting new drivers – LTFRB

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The LTFRB says Uber has continued to accredit new drivers despite being ordered to stop last July 26; the company denies it

REGULATION. The LTFRB has had a difficult time regulating the transport network companies as the Philippines is one of the first countries to do so. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Grab and Uber in medieval times

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The LTFRB should know better It is best to ride and confront change not resist it

EXPLAINER: LTFRB requirements for Grab, Uber permits

Jul 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has stopped processing new applications for TNVS permits since July 2016 What exactly are the requirements for these permits?

What's the fuss about the Grab, Uber regulation issue?

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:26 AM

What s happening between the LTFRB and ride hailing services? Here s a rundown of the ongoing controversy

Grab and Uber, Aguirre, PCGG | Evening wRap

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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Grab and Uber, Gorio, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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LTFRB eyes 'minimum working hours' for Grab, Uber drivers

Jul 27, 2017 - 12:36 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says this will ensure that the ride hailing services fulfill their duty to serve the public and deter the practice of operating only when surge prices are high

MINIMUM HOURS. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says providing public service means having fixed hours of work. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LTFRB orders Grab, Uber to deactivate drivers registered after June 30

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:37 PM

LTFRB reiterates its order for Uber to submit its master list of drivers as the agency has only received Grab s

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler