Don't pay P150,000 to U-Hop, LTFRB tells drivers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 09 2018 11:03 AM

Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board asked ride-sharing service U-Hop why it was charging partner drivers up to P150,000 each, a member of the body said Friday.

Drivers also should not pay the said amount to U-Hop, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada told DZMM.

"Kinukuwestion namin ang U-Hop bakit pinapasa nila sa mga TNVS nila yung kanilang mga expenses para sa kanilang kapital. Hindi yung puwede," she said.

(We are questioning U-Hop, why are they are passing on their capital expenses to the TNVS. That's not allowed.)

TNVS refers to transport network vehicle service or vehicles that operate with ride-sharing services like U-Hop, Uber and Grab. The app based firms are called Transport Network Companies or TNC.

Lizada said the LTFRB received one complaint from a U-Hop driver who claimed to have paid the amount, including a P20,000 "processing fee."

Last year, the LTFRB asked U-Hop to stop accepting new drivers as the government enforced a crackdown against ride-sharing vehicles that were operating without government permits.

The LTFRB also reprimanded U-Hop for using the agency's logo on its certificates of accreditation without the government's permission.