ANODAAAAW????!!! Mawawala ang Uber????
Ang LTFRB ay magcaclamp down daw sa Uber, Grabcar and the like starting August 21, 2015. Pag hindi daw nag-rehistro as a public utility vehicle, they will be fined P200,000.00.
But wait… to my Uber riding friends, fear not…yet anyway.
The latest order of the LTFRB setting the deadline for registration of what is now called TRANSPORTATION NETWORK VEHICLE SERVICE (TNVS…swear ang hilig ng gobyerno sa mga abbreviations) is but a warning. So far kasi, si Uber dehins pa nag file ng registration nya.
I don’t think this is really all that bad. Hindi naman pala totally removed ang may mga Uber cars. Kailangan lang sila mag-register. The Philippines is actually the first country to issue regulation regarding app-based share-riding systems (imbento ko yan, haha). You gotta hand it to our government peeps (*clap*clap*) for at least TRYING to issue regulation. This actually could also mean that mas mataas ang level of responsibility na tuloy ng mga Uber drivers and car owners. Because they are considered public utility vehicles, extra-ordinary diligence ang kailangan nila i-exercise towards their clients, such as myself.
So please, nagsusumamo po ako sa mga Uber drivers and car-owners and the Uber team — register na po. Kesa magbayad ng P200,000.00, eh ang pagrehistro per vehicle wala pang P1000 for the FIRST TWO VEHICLES you register. Kemon mamon…chop chop. Lapit na deadline.
Now the only question is just how well LTFRB can regulate… nuninuninuuuu…