The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended the acceptance of franchise applications for Uber, GrabCar and Uhop transport services operating in Metro Manila.
In a one-page July 21 Memorandum Circular 2016-008, LTFRB Chairperson Martin Delgra III ordered the agency’s technical division “not to accept any transportation network vehicle service (TNVS).”
The Bureau cites the need to review the existing policies as reason for the suspension.
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is concerned over the high number of applications for mobile app-based transport services.
The figure has reached 29,151.
There are at least 5,727 pending applications from GrabCar, 23,292 units from Uber and 131 units for Uhop.