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Anti-red tape body declares 'automatic approval' of pending TNVS applications

Aug 15, 2019 - 7:28 PM

LTFRB is set to release 5,061 CPCs as a result of the order

Grab sanctions nearly 500 drivers for excessive ride cancellation

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:15 PM

But Grab says the government's suspension of its P2-per-minute travel charge is also to blame for the mounting cancellations

EXCESSIVE CANCELLATION. Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu says drivers with 10% and above cancellation rate per week will face sanctions like suspension and complete banning from the platform. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB restores Grab's 2x price surge cap

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:40 PM

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

HEARING. LTFRB restores Grab Philippines surge pricing cap at 2.0 times the fare.

Grab appeals suspension of P2-per-minute charge

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Grab Philippines says the suspension order is 'contrary to the law' and would 'cause irreparable damage' to riders and drivers

RECONSIDER. Grab Philippines' lawyer John Paul Nabua submits to the LTFRB a motion for reconsideration against the suspension of the P2-per-minute charges. Photo courtesy of Grab Philippines

'Mag-taxi ka na lang': Netizens tell riders complaining of higher fares

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:24 AM

'Kung di mo afford, mag-taxi ka na lang, or tricycle, jeep. Marami naman diyan alternative na masasakyan,' a netizen says

TRANSPORT. Taxis accept services at SM North Edsa. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Grab: Riders not informed of P2-per-minute travel charge

Apr 18, 2018 - 2:55 PM

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'

NOT INFORMED. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu admits riders were not informed of the P2-per-minute charge they included in their fare scheme mid-2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB to Grab: Why change fares on your own?

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:20 PM

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

ILLEGAL FARES? Grab Philippines head Brian Cu explains to the LTFRB how they set the time duration charges they added mid-2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

PCC to pursue review of Grab-Uber deal despite Uber closure

Apr 16, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission also gives Grab and Uber until Tuesday, April 17, to explain why they failed to continue operating the platform as previously ordered

LTFRB to Grab: Explain 'illegal' P2-per-minute travel charge

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:32 AM

(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

HEARING. Grab will appear at the LTFRB on April 17 to explain the extra P2-per-minute charges they employed mid-2017.

Did Grab 'illegally' charge its riders higher fare?

Apr 11, 2018 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) Since mid-2017, Grab has been charging its riders an extra P2 per minute per ride, without approval from the LTFRB

ILLEGAL? Grab Philippines says they are transparent with their fares. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Grab: When Uber shuts down, not all 20,000 drivers have moved to us

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Because of sheer volume, not all former Uber drivers will be onboarded by Grab on April 8

Grab, Uber partners can now drive ‘worry-free’

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:17 PM

With the LTFRB now accepting again franchise applications, Grab and Uber drivers no longer have to worry about getting apprehended on the road for being ‘colorum’

FIRST. Juliet Bulaon, Grab partner, is the first applicant who finished processing her application for Provisional Authority on March 5, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB to accept franchise applications for lease-to-own cars but...

Mar 02, 2018 - 4:34 PM

TNVS operators with lease-to-own vehicles under the Toyota Financial Services can apply for franchise

PROCESS. LTFRB will start processing franchise applications for transport network vehicle services on March 5, 2018. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

U-Hop operations suspended in Batangas

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Batangas City Councilor Oliver Macatangay says the city council suspended U-Hop operations as the operators have yet to secure Certificates of Public Convenience from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

LTFRB: Hatchbacks also allowed in Metro Cebu, Pampanga

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Hatchback units are allowed to operate under ride-hailing services only within a 3-year period according to the LTFRB

REGULATION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III appeared at the Senate committee on public service hearing on February 15, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB raises ride-hailing vehicle cap to 66,750

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) The transport regulatory body also orders hatchback units to operate within Metro Manila only and should charge lower rates compared to sedans

QC police arrests Uber driver for allegedly harassing female rider

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Uber partner-driver Troy Silva is accused of harassing his sleeping female passenger

LTFRB will not process new franchise applications for ride-hailing services

Feb 02, 2018 - 2:07 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says the regulatory board will process applications submitted as of July 2017

PRIOTIZED. LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada said current active drivers will be prioritized during franchise applications.

Current Grab drivers seek to be prioritized in permit application

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Department of Transportation says it will review the limit on the number of vehicles for ride-hailing apps

TNVS. Grab Philippines Head Brian Cu urged LTFRB to increase the common supply base for Transport Network Vehicle Services in a press conference on January 30, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB to accept applications for ride-hailing services again

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The board will be implementing a new process of application for Transport Network Vehicle Services permits or those who want to drive for Grab or Uber

OPEN. The LTFRB will start accepting applications for ride-hailing services again on February 5. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

'Hindi makatarungan': Grab, Uber drivers slam LTFRB for limiting cars

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Papatayin ninyo ang hanapbuhay ng mga Pilipino,' says TeamSpeed, a group of Grab and Uber drivers

AFFECTED UBER DRIVER. A group of Grab and Uber drivers wants the LTFRB to reconsider their order capping cars driving for ride-hailing applications. File photo by Raisa Serafica

Poe to LTFRB: 'Explain the math' behind cap on ride-hailing vehicles

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Units registered under Grab Philippines and Uber are around 125,000, exceeding the cap two times over

EXPLAIN. Senator Grace Poe asks the LTFRB to explain the cap on cars under transport network vehicle service. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LTFRB limits cars under ride-hailing apps to 45,700

Jan 18, 2018 - 6:07 PM

LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada says Grab has around 55,000 units, while Uber has around 70,000

CAPPED. LTFRB sets a limit to the number of TNVS drivers. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Fare hike? Uber to gauge impact of new taxes first

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Uber Philippines says it will take a 'holistic approach' and consider various factors before it files its fare hike petition

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

Grab files petition for 5% fare hike

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:09 PM

In its fare hike petition before the LTFRB, Grab cites the increased cost of vehicle maintenance and higher fuel prices with the imposition of a new tax reform law

HEADQUARTERS. Grab says the TRAIN law increases expenses for the thousands of drivers under them. Rappler file photo

LTFRB slams TV host for spreading 'fake news'

Dec 09, 2017 - 12:07 AM

The LTFRB and TV host James Deakin lock horns over ride-hailing applications

TV HOST. James Deakin presents an automobile feature show. Photo from Deakin's Facebook page

How much time and money do we waste sitting in traffic and looking for parking?

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

A third-party study commissioned by Uber reveals insights that compound the urgency to beat congestion in Metro Manila

Why Angkas is illegal

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:17 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada tells Rappler that Angkas can only be allowed once the law – the Land Transportation and Traffic Code – is amended

'COLORUM'. Angkas motorbikers cannot operate. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa advises Grab: Think about security, not money

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:03 PM

This comes after a model Grab driver was killed by no less than the passenger who booked him

ONE-ON-ONE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks with Grab country head Brian Cu. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Cebu City uses TNVS system to stop misuse of gov't vehicles

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:06 PM

'The days of government employees abusing taxpayer-owned vehicles are finally Uber,' Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says

GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña introduces a move to ensure the proper use of government vehicles. Photo from Cebu City PIO

Grab, Uber ordered to put LTFRB stickers on their cars

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:51 AM

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

'Less than 10' deliveries involved in illegal drugs, says Grab

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:59 PM

This comes after the PDEA reports that drivers of ride-hailing services are being used to deliver narcotics; Uber reports 'zero incidents' of this sort

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

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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Must watch videos from this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[EDITORIAL] #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.

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