MANILA - Patrons of ride-sharing platforms may have a harder time booking rides next week as a group of drivers working in these services announced plans to hold a transport holiday to protest what they called "pahirap policies" of transport regulators.
The group "TNVS Community" said drivers in transport network vehicle services plan to go offline on July 8, Monday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TNVS Community said this is meant to protest inconsistencies in the processes laid down by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on the application and registration of Transport Network Vehicle Service or TNVS drivers.
The group also scored the LTFRB for "the complicated high requirements and slow processing of the Board for acquiring and releasing provisional authority (PA) and Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC)."
It is also calling on the LTFRB to again allow hatchbacks as ride-sharing units.
"Deactivated Metro Manila hatchback drivers will also announce tomorrow its plan to file charges against LTFRB before the Ombudsman on Monday," the group said in a statement.
TNVS Community is set to hold a press conference tomorrow to lay out its plans for the transport holiday.