Uber blows off Philippine regulators and defies ban

Posted August 17, 2017

Meanwhile, Sen. Bam Aquino who was with Poe during the informal meeting between LTFRB and Uber, said he had suggested that a fine could be imposed instead of suspending the ride-sharing app's operation.

The country's Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered a cease and desist against the USA ride-hailing firm on Monday over its apparent flouting of a ban on new drivers.

Writing on their Facebook page, the makers of the app said: "This has happened before".

"All these cases involving Uber and for that matter anyone involved in public transportation system has to understand that we need to be in some level of regulation", board Chairman Martin Delgra told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday.

"Respondents, as officers and members of the Board of Directors of UBER, knowingly and willfully violated the orders of the LTFRB, and consented and approved their company's illegal activity of operating vehicles as public utilities without the proper and valid authority coming from the LTFRB, otherwise known as "colorum" activities", the complaint said.

Arcade City has not formally replied to the order, but earlier CEO Christopher David said: "When 66,000 drivers are put out of job overnight, the suffering is not felt by the corporations and bureaucrats who made the decision. That is wrong-and Arcade City will do whatever we can to fix it".

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Uber ran into trouble in the Philippines for continuing to bring on new drivers after the agency suspended its accreditation process last summer, pending a review of the regulations.

Drivers are free to set their own rates and riders are free to choose their own driver. "And if there's been a misunderstanding in the past, that's on us and I apologize for that misunderstanding", he added.

Uber said the suspension order will affect its 66,000 TNVS partners and their one million active users. There has not yet been a formal response to its offer.

In a statement, she said stopping Uber "further exacerbates the problem of having an utter lack of safe, reliable and convenient transportation options for our people".

Uber is in open conflict with regulators again - this time in the Philippines.

But both Uber and Grab said they continued to accept new drivers amid strong demand for the service, resulting in a surge in the number of unregistered drivers.