Malacañang backs LTFRB in suspending Uber
Malacañang is backing the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to suspend for a month the operations of transport network company (TNC) Uber.
LTFRB’s decision came after Uber defied its July 26 order not to accept and activate new drivers onto its platform.
“We affirm the positive and beneficial service offered by the Transport Network Companies (TNCs). However, as per LTFRB, Uber Systems unduly challenged its rules and instructions. The issue here is striking a balance between innovations and laws and the regulations of the LTFRB,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a Palace briefing on Tuesday.
“It understands the situation and therefore we support the LTFRB,” Abella added.
Uber has said it received an order around 6 p.m. on Monday to completely stop operations.
“We are studying the order at the moment. We will update our riders and drivers as soon as we can,” Uber said. CBB
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