The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board today announced that it has approved the applications submitted by GrabCar for Provisional Authority (PA).
This approval will allow GrabPeers (Grab Car operators) to officially transport passengers in the next 45-days. GrabCar filed the bulk application in behalf of its GrabPeers on August 18 to comply to the government requirement to operate as Transport Network Company (TNC) in the Philippines.
August 20 is a momentous event for the Grab Peers as they get the initial approval of the board. There will be next step but at least they are on their way to the final legalization of the app-based business in the country.
Shown in photo is GrabCar PH GM Natasha Bautista with the first GrabPeer and LTFRB Chair Winston Ginez showing the accreditation paper.
Earlier we got an SMS from a source that GrabCar team will be at the LTFRB office by 4:30PM today.
Meanwhile, Uber Manila which operates under the business name Uber Systems, Inc. in the Philippines has been given the go signal of LTRFB to operate as TNC in the country on August 20.
Attention Grab Car and Uber drivers
Only agents from LTFRB can apprehend you, or impound your vehicle if you are not yet accredited TNVS operator. It was clarified by LTFRB Chair Ginez via James Deakin on Facebook question raised by the motoring journalist.
According to our source, LTFRB has approved more than 1,000 GrabPeers as the first batch of TVNS (Transport Vehicle Network Service).
This is a developing story.