Tranport group 1-Utak filed a petition with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to cancel the operation of the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Uber and Grabcar.

1-Utak emphasized that the LTFRB should not have given accreditation to the two major TNCs Grabcar and Uber for the reasons that the welfare of passengers is not protected because the TNVs do not have franchises. The transport group also said that passengers rights are compromised because the TNCs fares are not regulated by the LTFRB.

The Uber and Grabcar was granted accreditation by the LTFRB signed by LTFRB Chairman Winstons Gines. Other signatories to the approval were boardmember Ronaldo Corpuz and executive director Roberto Cabrera. Only boardmember Ariel Inton did not sign the accreditation of Uber and Grabcar.

The accreditaion was granted to Uber and Grabcar as a TNC, an app-based service connecting private vehicle owners or drivers with people looking for a ride to their destination. However, according to 1-Utak, TNCs do not have a franchise thus passengers are uninsured in case of an accident.

The transport group also mentioned that the outright flagdown rate for these TNCs is P70 and fares are computerized giving the passengers a calculated fixed fare.

Once the petition has been presented, the TNCs will be given 15 days to address the issues hurled at them.

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