Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to validate the implementation of its new regulation banning provincial buses from Edsa (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) as part of its measures to ease traffic congestion in the metropolis. The order was handed on Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the 15-man high tribunal which tackled the three petitions filed by AKO Bicol party-list Reps. Ronald Ang and Alfredo
Grab Philippines President Brian Cu stated that they opened 10,000 slots on Monday and were filled up within hours. Ride-hailing company, Grab Philippines asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to allow deactivated drivers to resume work to address demand while their company continues processing the application of 10,000 drivers. “It’s been filled. As of, I think, 9 p.m. last night, 10,000 slots are gone, which is, I think,
MANILA, Philippines – Facing great financial losses, drivers of Grab who had been disabled from the ride-hailing service sought for “understanding and compassion” from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Transportation. Grab deactivated some 8,000 drivers without a certificate of public convenience (CPC), which was a prerequisite of the LTFRB. A press briefing held on Monday, June 10, where drivers enumerated the following processes
MANILA, Philippines — Around least 8,000 active drivers may be affected by the intentional deactivation of driver accounts set by Grab Philippines the following week. Grab Philippines’ President Brian Cu stated Monday that the driver accounts to be deactivated belong to those who have not submitted proof that they attained provisional authority from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Last December, the LTFRB opened 20,000 slots for drivers
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) as well as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) currently investigating the recent fatal road accident in Atimonan, Quezon las Monday. Three were killed while 73 were injured when an AMV Travel and Tour Bus collided with a 10-wheeler truck along Maharlika Highway diversion road. Based on the initial investigation, “human error” is the cause of the accident. LTFRB recently found out that the
Popular ride-hailing firm Grab Philippines stated Monday having updated its policy to include a P50 fee for cancellations and no-shows to curb “unreasonable” behavior. Penalties will apply to passengers who dismiss a ride 5 minutes after acquiring a driver and for passengers who fail to show up at the pick-up points within 5 minutes upon arrival of their GrabCar booking. Whereas, the window is shorter at 3 minutes for GrabShare.
Executive Director Samuel Jardin of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulation Board (LTFRB) has been placed under preventive suspension pending investigation for supposedly receiving gifts from a transport operator in exchange for a franchise. A statement from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday said the order was from Secretary Arthur Tugade instruction, after charges were filed against Jardin before DOTr’s administration office. According to DOTr, Jardin supposedly “knowingly and
An official of higher rank of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) was deferred for 90 days effective on Thursday after he allegedly demanded and received P4.6 million from an applicant for a public utility vehicle franchise. LTFRB executive director Samuel Jardin and head of the pre-accreditation committee, was ordered suspended in a letter signed by Transport Undersecretary for Administration Artemio Tuazon Jr. Jardin was also asked to