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Grab Asks LTFRB To Lift Suspension Of ₱2 Per Minute Charge

Grab filed a petition that told the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that the suspension of the travel time charge was “an infringement of the equal protection clause guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution.”

Grab asserted that “almost all” of the recently accredited Transportation Network Companies (TNC) impose per minute charges based on their proposed fare structures. They also argued that it would an injustice if other TNCs are allowed to impose per minute charges and Grab is the only one that is precluded from doing so.

In an order last April 18, LTFRB directed Grab to immediately suspend the collection of travel time charge pending the “extensive review and resolution” of its legality, which was challenged by a lawmaker.

Grab appealed that the order “would cause grave or irreparable damage” to all the operators and drivers of other transport network vehicles.

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