Press Release
July 18, 2017


Senator JV Ejercito is seeking to mediate a solution between the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) management handling Grab and Uber on the imposition of a service ban.

"I will call for a meeting to mediate and come up with a compromise for both parties before July 26. I am not siding with anyone on this issue. What's important to consider here is the convenience and safety of the riding public. We would consider all remedies without disregarding the law," Ejercito as Vice Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Services today said.

Ejercito said he wants LTFRB, Grab, and Uber not only to reach a compromise, but also to act on their shortcomings in making public transportation more convenient and safe for the public.

"In the first place, LTFRB has to put in mind why these TNVS are thriving. Grab and Uber offer far better and more convenient services than regular taxis. Ngayong may maayos naman na serbisyo na inoffer sa publiko, pipigilan naman ng LTFRB! Kung ganito kayo kaingay at kadesididong patawan ng service ban ang Grab at Uber, dapat ganito rin ang aksyon ninyo sa mga reklamo sa regular taxis!" Ejercito reminded LTFRB.

He also called on Grab and Uber to immediately comply with the requirements to ensure the safety of their riders.

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