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Fake: Palace denies memo on non-apprehension of TNVS drivers, operators 

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:48 PM July 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang denied Friday that Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed a memorandum to exempt Transportation Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) drivers or operators from being apprehended.

“The Office of the President advises the public that Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea has not signed or caused the release of a particular document, which is labelled as Memorandum No. 636, purportedly adopting a no contact apprehension for Transportation Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) drivers or operators,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

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“The document is fake,” Panelo added.

The fake memorandum said all TNVS drivers and operators who don’t have a provisional authority or certificate of public convenience  would be exempted from apprehension.

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Malacañang denies issuing Memorandum No. 636, ordering the “no contact apprehension” for Transportation Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) drivers or operators.

The fake document surfaced as a group of TNVS drivers and operators staged a protest on Friday and sought the help of congressmen for the creation of a law that would institutionalize TNVS policies.

READ: TNVS drivers, operators push for law on TNVS policies

The TNVS drivers and operators have decried the inconsistent and problematic application and registration policies of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). /muf

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