The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued its ultimatum to online transport services last week and on the seventh day, well before the deadline, Uber complies.
Monday, Uber represented by legal counsel Atty. Grace Lazaro, calmed down many nervous users by submitting documents needed to accredit the company as a Transport Network Company (TNC) thereby giving all the vehicles for hire under its service the chance to become a Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS).
The documents are currently being reviewed and if everything is in order, Uber could be accredited as a TNC within the week.
"A few months ago, the DOTC and LTFRB demonstrated tremendous vision by creating the first-of-its-kind national dedicated framework for ridesharing. That was an important milestone and a fantastic example of what could be achieved through collaboration between government and industry.
In recent weeks there has been heated debate (in the news and social media) about the deadlines imposed by the authorities. Over the past few months, Uber has been preparing our submission for TNC accreditation with the expert guidance of the DOTC and LTFRB. Today, we can confirm that Uber's application has been submitted and has been well-received by the authorities.
Since the beginning, Uber has always had one goal - to provide access to reliable, affordable and safe transportation options anytime and anywhere to all Filipinos at the push of a button, and we look forward to the continued support and leadership of the government of the Philippines in achieving this," said Uber Manila General Manager, Laurence Cua.