June 25, 2017

Grab backs gov’t transport plan; seeks action on expiring accreditation

Facade of the Senate of the Philippines
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Grab Philippines has thrown its support behind the Philippine government’s plan to modernize the public utility vehicle sector, saying the transport network firm stood ready to extend technological assistance to authorities for the plan.

At the same time, the local unit of the firm that originated in Malaysia and is headquartered in Singapore, has asked the government to act on the renewal or extension of its operating license which expires in two weeks.

In a press statement on Monday, Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to act on Grab’s renewal of accreditation, which would be due on July 3.

Cu said the company has already submitted all its requirements to the LTFRB, and it has been hoping for a schedule of its hearing soon.

The company expressed full support for the PUV modernization program which was launched Monday afternoon by the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

Cu lauded the government’s decision to implement a comprehensive modernization plan within the first year of the Duterte administration, explaining that it would “clearly benefit the riding public, drivers and even the environment” and would “align with the […]

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