Uber resumes operations, LTFRB says suspension stands


Posted at Aug 15 2017 12:04 PM | Updated as of Aug 15 2017 06:45 PM

MANILA - Uber resumed operations on Tuesday after it filed an appeal against it suspension, even as regulators warned that the halt order stayed.

The Uber app's booking function was active again before noon. It was down from 6 a.m., when the ride-sharing company said it was complying with the suspension order of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

Operations "will continue until the motion is resolved," Uber said. It had asked the LTFRB to lift or shorten the 1-month suspension.

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member Aileen Lizada however said the suspension order against Uber "stands." 

Lizada said she has sent the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) a text message saying, "Uber is online again. Let us apprehend them." 
The LTFRB will convene a special board meeting on Uber's appeal today, said agency chairman Martin Delgra. 

Lizada earlier told DZMM that violators of rules governing ride-sharing services faced a maximum fine of P120,000 and vehicle impoundment for 3 months.