The Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB)issued an advisory stating that the operations of Uber Philippines to stop for one month. The advisory was posted on both of LTFRB’s Fb page and Twitter account (embedded below).
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— Official LTFRB (@LTFRB) August 14, 2017
The agency also said that Uber extend financial assistance to affected Uber driver as an act of good faith.
THE BOARD STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO RESPONDENT UBER TO EXTEND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ITS AFFECTED PEER-OPERATORS DURING THE PERIOD OF SUSPENSION AS AN EXPRESSION OF GOOD FAITH AS THEIR ACCREDITED PEER-OPERATORS WOULD NOT HAVE SUFFERED THE CURRENT PREDICAMENT WERE IT NOT FOR THE PREDATORY ACTIONS OF RESPONDENT UBER.
Just hours after receiving the advisory, Uber Philippines released a statement saying, that they will suspend operations starting at 6:00am, Tuesday August 15th, and will be resolve the situation as soon as possible.
In compliance with the LTFRB order issued on August 14, 2017, we are temporarily suspending operations starting at 6:00am, Tuesday August 15th. We understand that this will impact thousands of riders and drivers, and we apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.
We are still deeply committed to serving you, and are doing everything we can to resolve this situation in the soonest possible time We are grateful for the support you have given us.
The suspension will affect at least 66,000 Uber drivers.
Last modified: August 15, 2017