Uber seeks to lift or shorten 1-month suspension


Posted at Aug 15 2017 09:56 AM | Updated as of Aug 15 2017 06:46 PM

Uber Philippines in Pasig City. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Ride-sharing service Uber said Tuesday it would ask regulators to lift or shorten its 1-month suspension for allegedly defying a moratorium on accepting new drivers.

Uber notified customers that it would "temporarily" suspend operations from 6 a.m. Tuesday. It also apologized to commuters and drivers.
"We will ask for a reconsideration and have the order lifted or the 1-month suspension shortened," Uber said in a statement. 

"We are still deeply committed to serving you, and are doing everything we can to resolve this situation in the soonest possible time We are grateful for the support you have given us," it added.

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, summoned LTFRB officials for an "urgent meeting" on Tuesday to tackle Uber's suspension. 

Uber and rival Grab have wrangled with the LTFRB over the scope of regulation on ride-sharing services, sparking separate investigations by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The LTFRB earlier fined Uber and Grab P5 million each for supposedly operating some 50,000 vehicles without proper permits.