Grab to de­ac­ti­vate 8K driv­ers by June 10

Sun Star Bacolod - - Business -

RIDESHARIN­G firm Grab Philip­pines will de­ac­ti­vate at least 8,000 driv­ers of transporta­tion net­work ve­hi­cle ser­vices (TNVS) units who do not have pro­vi­sional author­ity from the Land Transporta­tion Fran­chis­ing and Reg­u­la­tory Board (LTFRB) by June 10.

This, as the LTFRB opened 20,000 slots last De­cem­ber that driv­ers can ap­ply for un­til June 7.

Grab Philip­pines pres­i­dent Brian Cu said the com­pany acted in good faith when it trusted that its TNVS part­ners would com­ply with the time­line set by the LTFRB.

“This will re­duce the num­ber of ve­hi­cles ser­vic­ing our com­mut­ing pub­lic, thus in­con­ve­nienc­ing many Filipinos,” Cu said in a state­ment on Mon­day.

Grab ex­pects the in­con­ve­nience to be tem­po­rary as it an­tic­i­pates new driv­ers to ap­ply for 10,000 new slots start­ing June 10.

“This is very painful for us, our driv­ers, and pas­sen­gers, but it is Grab’s duty to help the LTFRB en­force our reg­u­la­tions,” Cu fur­ther said.

Grab has 45,000 ac­tive TNVS driv­ers on its plat­form./pna

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