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Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: Uber on protection of passengers

We have clarified with Uber that we are after the protection of passengers. Talks are ongoing and we are reviewing their business model. We are considering what is the best for the commuting public. The policies will be out in the next few weeks. —Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chair Winston Ginez

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

LTFRB issues special permits to passenger buses to accommodate travelers

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued special permits allowing Metro Manila and provincial public buses to go out of line to accommodate increased passengers heading to the provinces for “Undas” or the annual commemoration of the dead.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MMDA chief: Not true we impounded Uber car


The chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), who earlier expressed support for the mobile car-booking service Uber, strongly denied reports that his people had impounded a vehicle hired through the company’s app.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Uber app needs further study amid LTFRB crackdown—Palace


Following the crackdown of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on private vehicles servicing commuters through the mobile application Uber, Malacañang on Sunday said the government still needs to study how to address the problem.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Uber exec hits ‘outdated’ rules but LTFRB not stopping drive


The recent apprehension of a private driver hired through the mobile app Uber in Quezon City signaled the latest battle to erupt between the company behind the technology and government-regulated taxicab associations around the world.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »