Eric Tipan / | August 02, 2017 09:39
LTFRB accuses Uber of violating order; could lose accreditation
Uber is now in the crosshairs of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) after the Board claimed that Uber continued to activate new drivers despite the cease order.
On July 26, 2017 the LTFRB issued the order to halt all new driver activation by both Grab and Uber and to also deactivate drivers who registered after June 30, 2017.
In a show-cause order by the LTFRB, Uber is purported to have violated the order by continuing to accept new transport network vehicle services (TNVS).
"Upon the conduct of investigation by the board... it was found that Respondent (Uber Systems Inc.) willfully and contumaciously violates the said directive contained in the Order dated 26 July 2017, specifically, by continuing to accept additional accreditation of TNVS and/or activation of accounts," the order stated.
Now the LTFRB is threatening to cancel Uber’s accreditation pending a written explanation that should be submitted within five days upon receipt of the show-cause order.
Uber has also been required to appear in a hearing scheduled today, August 2, Wednesday.
The LTFRB is also requesting both Grab and Uber to submit a master list of all drivers as of June 30, 2017.