Uber, Grab reminded of app update deadline

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 03 2017 01:50 PM

MANILA - Ride-sharing services Uber and Grab have until Friday to show proof of drivers' registration within their respective mobile apps or face suspension, a transportation official said.

This was being done to weed out "colorum" drivers, who are not registered with the government, said Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board spokesperson Aileen Lizada.

Registered Uber and Grab drivers have "case numbers" which should be displayed in the app, she said.

“If they do not comply by today, ang decision ng board (the decision of the board), we will suspend their accreditation until compliance,” Lizada told DZMM

The services were unable to comply with an initial deadline because their technology systems are located abroad. Uber is headquartered the US while Grab is based in Singapore.

The LTFRB last year suspended accepting applications to accredit Uber and Grab drivers as it reviews existing regulations. In December, it approved just 2,800 of the 32,000 applications that were filed before the moratorium was enforced.