During one-month suspension: LTFRB allows Uber drivers to work with Grab and UHop

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  • LTFRB allowed Uber drivers to work with Grab and UHop during one-month suspension
  • Uber drivers must show proof of accreditation by Uber, and proof of insurance coverage
  • Grab and UHop must also email list of drivers to the LTFRB daily

MANILA, Philippines  –  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed drivers affected by the one-month suspension on Uber to register and work with the ride-sharing company’s rivals Grab and UHop.

In a resolution dated August 17, 2017, the LTFRB explained that it came to a decision following a closed-door meeting with Uber officials and the Senate Committee on Public Services on August 16.

“In the exigency of public service, and for convenience and benefit of the affected riding public, taking into consideration the plight of Uber’s Transportation Network Vehicle Service (TNVS), under the guidance of the Senate Committee on Public Services during its closed -dor meeting called by the said Committee last 16 August 2017, hence this resolution.”

“The Board resolves to allow Uber’s TNVS, during the period of suspension, taking into consideration those who were accredited by Uber Systems Inc., to be accommodated by either of the two accredited Transportation Network Companies (TNC), namely My Taxi.ph (Grab) and UHop,” the LTFRB said.

Drivers wishing to work with either of the two must show proof of accreditation issued by Uber and proof of insurance coverage as TNVS.

Board Member Atty. Aileen Lizada said both Grab and UHop must also send the LTFRB the names of drivers daily to ensure only those properly accredited can be accommodated.

“On a daily basis, either Grab or UHop will email us the list of the names of the TNVS coming from Uber. On our end, we will double check it with the list given by Uber to us to ensure that only those accredited by Uber will be accommodated,” she told CNN Philippines.

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