Accreditation of Grab Philippines as Transport Network Company (TNC) has expired last July 3, 2017 and despite the reassurance of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) spokesperson, Atty. Aileen Lizada that there will be no suspension order and it will be business as-usual, some drivers are still worried.
There are 10000 units of transport network company under Grab and if it stops its operation, then the same amount of people will lose their job and possibly their only source of income, so a few drivers formed a group to file a petition to LTFRB for the renewal of its accreditation as TNC so they can continue business as usual in peace without fear of getting pulled over for violating rules and regulations on the road.
According to Grab Philippines, they have already filed for renewal and they are just waiting to hear back from LTFRB.
The government communications manager of Grab Philippines, Fiona Nicolas, shared to the public that LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra assured Grab will continue its operations and thanked him for the clarification.
“So magtrabaho lang po tayo ng tama at sumunod sa batas trapiko. Hindi po tayo magkakaroon ng problema ‘pag ginawa natin yun,” Nicolas added as a reminder for everybody.