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GrabBike suspended by the LTFRB




The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered GrabCar Philippines, MYTAXI.PH, Inc. to stop the operations of GrabBike, the company’s motorcycle service.

In a letter addressed to GrabCar Phils., MYTAXI.PH, Inc.’s Operations Head, Gines Barot, LTFRB regional director and officer-in-charge Glenn Zaragoza said that GrabCar Philippines is not authorized to offer bikes and motorcycles as mode of public transportation citing safety issues and lack of authorization from the Board and DOTC.

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The LTFRB also reminded GrabCar PH that their company, MYTAXI.PH, Inc., is accredited to only offer the services of Transportation Network Vehicles (TNVs) using a digital platform technology pursuant to Department Order No. 2015-011.

GrabCar PH, MYTAXI.PH, Inc. is directed to comply with the Board’s order within five (5) days from receipt of the letter until the DOTC has promulgated guidelines relative to the service. The company also has to explain and submit in writing why the company engages in a service not yet authorized by the Board.

source: LTFRB Twitter



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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7 Responses

  1. Miss Call says:

    Hey, these services are important so why should we follow existing laws?

    • Android says:

      Are you really asking why should we follow existing laws? Hey, medical services are important and we don’t have enough doctors, so why should I require my doctor to be licensed by the PRC?

  2. henry hendrix says:

    kamusta na pala yung “Premium Taxi” ng LTFRB?

  3. lololol says:

    translation: bat kayo nag-o-offer ng service ng wala pa kaming percentage?

    :D

  4. thecorrescode says:

    Tama lang. Ano yan, habal-habal na on demand. To begin with, it is unsafe.

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