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Grab Philippines argues that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's suspension of the charges is an 'infringement' of the equal protection clause guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution
Grab Philippines head Brian Cu also says 'driver numbers continue to drop' after the suspension of the P2-per-minute travel charge
But Grab says the government's suspension of its P2-per-minute travel charge is also to blame for the mounting cancellations
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board restores Grab Philippines' surge pricing cap to 2 times the normal fare after it accredits new ride-hailing companies
Grab Philippines says the suspension order is 'contrary to the law' and would 'cause irreparable damage' to riders and drivers
'If our drivers lose income because of traffic in Metro Manila, they might stop working as a TNVS driver and that would mean fewer vehicles to serve the public,' says Grab Philippines head Brian Cu
(3rd UPDATE) Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III says the suspension of the travel charge is valid 'until further order'
'Kung di mo afford, mag-taxi ka na lang, or tricycle, jeep. Marami naman diyan alternative na masasakyan,' a netizen says
Grab Philippines head Brian Cu maintains the travel charge is legal, and 'went to the drivers, it was reinvested by way of incentives or promos for passengers'
During the first hearing on the alleged illegal fares charged by Grab, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board points out that changes in fares must follow a process
(UPDATED) The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board orders Grab Philippines to explain why its transportation network company accreditation should not be suspended or cancelled over the allegation
(UPDATED) Since mid-2017, Grab has been charging its riders an extra P2 per minute per ride, without approval from the LTFRB
Effective immediately, the 1.5x surge pricing cap applies to all ride-hailing services offered by Grab
PBA Representative Jericho Nograles alleges that Grab 'illegally' charges its customers P2 per minute of travel. Grab officials say the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board was informed about this.