LTFRB to leave regulation of habal-habal operation to LTO
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-7 is concerned on Angkas because it operates as a transport network company (TNC) which needs authority from the agency, according to Ahmed Cuizon, LTFRB-7 regional director.
He said Angkas members operate as transport network vehicle services (TNVS) providers who do not have franchises from LTFRB while habalhabal’s operation is plain violation of transportation laws but they does not pretend to be TNVS units.
"They (Angkas) are clearly within our lookout just like Uber and Grab which are TNCs and whose members are serving as TNVS operators," Cuizon said.
"(As for the habal-habal) we will leave them to our counterparts in the Land Transportation Office (LTO) which has primary jurisdiction over all transportation violations," Cuizon said.
He added LTO still has primary jurisdiction over Angkas but they share a special concern on it because it is operating under the TNC and TNVS platforms, which require authority from LTFRB.
To recall, last week, the LTFRB ordered the stoppage of Angkas operation nationwide.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-7 says the operation of Angkas is illegal because it operates as a transport network company (TNC) but is not authorized by the agency.