Ride-hailing service giant Grab Philippines said Saturday the 5,000 deactivated transport network vehicle services (TNVS) accounts should have taken advantage of the 10,000 new slots opened by the government’s Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
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In an interview on Dobol B sa News TV, heard nationwide, Grab Philippines spokesperson Nicka Hosaka said some 3,000 TNVS out of the 8,000 TNVS scheduled for deactivation last week were spared since they submitted proper documentation.
The 5,000 deactivated accounts were encouraged to re-apply for the 10,000 new slots opened by the LTFRB to fill the 65,000 TNVS supply cap.
According to Hosaka, a former legal counsel for Shopee and a former chief of staff of one of the commissioners of the Philippine Competition Commission, there were some 45,000 active TNVS drivers in its system.
Grab Philippines earlier announced it would deactivate at least 8,000 TNVS by June 10 for failing to submit proof of provisional authority to operate from the LTFRB.
Since January this year, Grab Philippines said it had deactivated 15,000 TNVS for not complying with the required documents.
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