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No ‘extraordinary difficulties’ in booking rides despite ‘transport holiday’ — Grab

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 05:49 PM July 08, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the conduct of a “transport holiday” on Monday, ride-hailing firm Grab said it has not seen any “extraordinary difficulties” in booking rides.

Grab thanked its transport network vehicle service (TNVS) partners for “upholding the riding public’s interest above their own.”

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“Despite TNVS transport holiday initiated by some groups, we have not seen extraordinary difficulties in getting rides today,” Grab spokesperson Nicka Hosaka said in a statement.

“Passenger booking requests were served well through efforts by TNVS drivers all over Metro Manila,” she added.

TNVS drivers and operators staged a “transport holiday” and went offline from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday to protest the “inconsistent and problematic” process of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in TNVS accreditation.

READ: Brace for TNVS booking woes as drivers stage ‘transport holiday’

Grab said that while it understands and respects its driver-partners and concerns, a dialogue with the LTFRB is needed “to discuss all options and solutions available to address the current issues.”

“Grab, too, has a number of concerns which it has brought to the attention of the LTFRB. We will continue to keenly monitor discussions as the common goal is to address process issues,” Hosaka said.

The LTFRB has invited TNVS drivers and operators for a dialogue on Tuesday, July 9, to “address concerns on the process of accreditation and the necessity of such regulations and requirements.” (Editor: Eden Estopace)

READ: LTFRB sets dialogue with TNVS drivers, operators on July 9

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