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Uber complies with LTFRB order and suspends operation for one month starting 6AM today, August 15, 2017; Files for motion for reconsideration.

No Uber for a month

Sad news. Uber announced on its Facebook page that it has complied with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) order to temporarily suspend its operations starting 6AM today, August 15, 2017.  The LTFRB issued a one month suspension against the company yesterday after Uber continued to accept and activate new drivers into its platform despite the order to stop.

As reported by Inquirer.net, the order was issued to both Grab and Uber last July 26 while the agency tried to address concerns it had regarding the ride service. However, LTFRB found out that Uber defied its order and continued to accept new drivers.

After complying with order, Uber has filed for a motion for reconsideration with the LTFRBpotentially allowing the company to continue operations until the motion is resolved. They will be resuming service in Metro Manila and Cebu. Update: Upon checking, Uber cars are once again showing up on the app. Update 08/16/17: Uber’s motion for reconsideration has been denied by the LTFRB. The company is still suspended.

I am an Uber user and this news sucks. Hopefully, Uber and LTFRB resolve their issues soon and we can go on with our commuting lives.

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[Source: Inquirer.net; Uber Facebook]

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