Grab Philippines' Next Move Might Just Delay that LTFRB Order
The most recent development to all this LTFRB-TNC hullabaloo? Grab Philippines is set to file a motion for reconsideration regarding the board's order to deactivate all unfranchised transport network vehicle drivers starting July 26.
In Grab Philippines' latest statement, which was first procured by Esquire, country head Brian Cu said that the LTFB convened with Grab, Uber, and U-Hop to discuss the possible impact of the order to both passengers and drivers.
“We thank the LTFRB for convening us this morning to discuss the July 11 order,” Cu continued. “Grab is filing a motion for reconsideration tomorrow (July 20) which will start the process for further discussion on resolving the issues on colorum drivers.”
If things run smoothly, LTFRB's deactivation order will be temporarily extended "until the LTFRB and all the stakeholders have come to an agreement on the way forward for the TNVS."
Cu also thanked Sen. Grace Poe, chairperson for Committee on Public services, and Sen. JV Ejercito “for taking the lead in ensuring that the riding public’s concerns are heard.”
“Their keen interest shows that they firmly believe that technology plays a big role in solving transport issues,” Cu added.
On Facebook, Cu also posted a video with Grab co-founder and CEO Anthony Tan from Singapore.
"The Philippines is the first international country for Grab so rest assured, we're staying, we're committed, we're investing in you, and we just want to work with you and continuously serve our customers better," says Tan.
Uber has yet to release a statement on this new development.