Court issues TRO against Uber and GrabCar in PH

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The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the operations of Uber and GrabCar in the Philippines.

The 20-day TRO was issued by the Quezon City RTC Branch 217 in accordance to the petition filed by transport coalition STOP & GO, Inc. against the orders of the DOTC and LTFRB that allows transportation network vehicle service (TNVS) to operate in the country.

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UPDATE: The TRO on Uber and GrabCar only covers new applicants for the next 20 days. The current fleet will operate as normal.

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“Napakalaking epekto nito sa hanapbuhay ng mga miyembro namin na taxi driver at UV Express. Itong Uber at Grab, wala naman itong franchise,” Stop & Go Coalition president Jun Magno told dzMM.

Magno also told GMA News that Uber and Grab is wrong because not having a franchise is against the law, and they are charging passengers without following the tariff issued by the LTFRB.

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UPDATE: GrabTaxi Philippines has issued a statement regarding the TRO on GrabCar:

grabcar tro 1 • Court issues TRO against Uber and GrabCar in PH

sources: ABS-CBN, GMA News

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