During the Senate hearing on TNVS chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, LTFRB Chairman Delgra has announced that they will start opening online registration of TNVS applications by March 5, 2018.
Last July 2016, the LTFRB has suspended accepting new applications of TNVS. Uber admitted that only about 10 to 20% of cars in their system are registered and the rest are colurum.
Last January, the LTFRB has also stated that they will limit the TNVS applications to just 45,000 cars (between Uber and Grab). During this period, Grab and Uber has also petitioned the bureau for a fare increase which is currently being deliberated.
The target to re-open the application this March 5, the LTFRB has tapped consultants to roll this out. Uber and Grab are also providing assistance on how to make the online application smoother and easier.The agency is also reconsidering allowing the hatchback that was previously disallowed.
Other issues were also discussed like the use of a special plate or exclusive TNVS sticker for the cars to identify them as TNVS.