The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered Grab to suspend its P2.00 per minute fare it imposed on rides.
According to the order dated April 18, 2018, “the Board directs respondent, MY TAXI.PH, INC. (GRAB), to immediately suspend the imposition of P2.00 per minute charge. The Order shall be effective until further Order of the Board.”
Grab was recently asked to appear on a hearing scheduled on April 17 to explain why it was charging P2.00 per minute of travel time without authority from the Board. The charge is on top of its flag-down rate of P40.00 and charging P10.00 – P14.00 per kilometer. Grab admitted that they imposed the P2.00 per minute charge in June 2017 but failed to inform the public.
The LTFRB mentioned in the order that Grab’s fare structure should be consistent with the Order of the Board dated December 27, 2016.