Uber and Grab Drivers can now face same sanctions as delinquent taxi drivers
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has changed the rules affecting transport network companies (TNCs). Uber and Grab drivers now have the same sanctions as taxi drivers when they commit transport violations.
Under a memorandum circular that the LTFRB adopted on Oct. 23, transport network companies (TNCs) are now considered as transport providers, which means they are now subject to the laws and sanctions imposed towards transport providers. Penalties to taxi drivers who refuse to take in passengers will now be applied to Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) drivers who cancel bookings. Apart from this, instead of imposing a fine, the LTFRB will suspend the TNVS’ accreditation of a driver or operator who commits a violation.