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Grab: No deactivation of hatchback cars with complete documents

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Ridesharing company Grab Philippines said it did not deactivate hatchback cars operating as transportation network vehicle services units with complete documents from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

“We did not deactivate hatchbacks that have documents. If these hatchbacks did not have documents they fell within the same category as a sedan with no documents, so they were deactivated. We are not singling out hatchbacks just to be clear,” Grab Philippines president Brian Cu said.

Cu issued the statement as Grab deactivated at least 15,000 TNVS drivers since January this year because they had no provisional authorities or certificates of public convenience from the LTFRB.

LTFRB chairperson Martin Delgra III urged hatchback drivers to substitute their units with vehicles that were complaint with its rules and regulations.

Delgra said drivers were given a transition period by the board to comply with the directive.

“Hatchback is not allowed under the rules because their engines are small. It’s not up to standard for what a taxi service and TNVS is. So as not to disrupt the service and in consideration of those hatchbacks at the time we allowed a transition for hatchbacks but only until after their franchises expired,” Delgra said.

The LTFRB issued a memorandum in 2018 allowing hatchbacks to operate only in Metro Manila with lower rates within a three-year transition period.

TNVS applicants are allowed to replace or drop and substitute their accredited vehicles with year 2012 models and up.

A group of hatchback vehicle drivers conducted a protest caravan from the Quezon City Memorial Circle to the LTFRB head office to oppose the deactivation of TNVS drivers.

The Metro Manila Hatchback Community appealed to the LTFRB and Grab to extend general amnesty for their TNVS partners, streamline the application process, and extend the application period for new TNVS slots.

On Monday, the LTFRB opened 10,000 new TNVS slots.

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