LTFRB to leave reg­u­la­tion of ha­bal-ha­bal op­er­a­tion to LTO

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Mitchelle L.

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.

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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.

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