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Regular Taxis Complain About Losing Passengers To Grab And Uber

What did you think would happen, really?

Local transport group Drivers Unite for Mass Progress and Equal Rights (DUMPER) recently held a demonstration outside the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board protesting Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) because of declining profits for regular taxi drivers because of TNVS’ plying the road, specifically Grab and Uber.

Aside from taking away customers from drivers, DUMPER Vice President Gerry Donesa says that both services add to the already terrible traffic situation in Metro Manila, and accuses both TNVS’ with not paying the correct taxes.

Ito lang po ang simple naming kahilingan: alisin ‘yang Grab at Uber na ‘yan. Bakit? Wala pong ginagawa ang gobyerno diyan. Hindi nagbabayad ng tax ang mga ‘yan,” he said.

But according to an interview given by Grab Country Manager Brian Cu to GMA News Online, that’s simply not true. “Ang Grab ay nagbabayad ng wastong buwis po. If you ask po all the members of the GrabTaxi service, all our partners there, masasabi naman po nila na may kinabuti na po ang kabuhayan nila noong sumali sila sa platform ng Grab,” he said.

The LTFRB has continually sought to regulate TNC’s in the country, and has issued a moratorium on the acceptance of new applications to become TNVS providers.

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John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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5 Comments

  1. Anong losing passengers ang pinagsasabi nila? Kulang na kulang nga ang mga taxi sa kalsada. Kung meron man ay madalas namimili ng pupuntahan kaya hirap makasakay. Magpapasakay man ay hihirit pang dagdagan yung metro dahil daw traffic o wala silang masasakay pabalik. Ito ay base sa aking karanasan kaya hindi nila ako pwedeng sabihang biased ako. Kahit nga GrabTaxi ay ang hirap kumuha dahil namimili pa rin ang driver sa pag pick-up ng pasahero.

  2. nanyo mga taxi driver/operator! di naman lahat pero madalas sa nyo ay choosy kala mo naman ang gaganda ng mga unit mga bulok naman. sana kayo na lang ang matanggal sa kalsada. maganda platform ng uber di sila makakatanggi kasi di nila alam ang destinasyon not until i accept nila ang passenger

  3. Buti nga sa inyo, kapabayaan at katangahan niyo yan. You should’ve seen that coming you neanderthals.

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