TRO comes on the busiest time of the year
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court had issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the processing of applications for vehicles applying to become Transport Network Vehicle Services, which is required to become part of Uber or GrabCar.
The TRO, granted in favor of the Stop and Go Coalition, stops the operation of transportation network vehicle service (TNVS) without certificate of public convenience or franchise.
According to GMA News, Jun Magno, the president of the coalition, said that the operation of Uber and Grab is wrong because not having a franchise is against the law, and they are charging passengers without following the tariff issued by the LTFRB.
UPDATE: The Quezon City Judge that originally issued the TRO has clarified the TRO is against the “processing of new applicants accepting, processing and approving of applications of motor applications of motor vehicles as public utility vehicles accredited and belonging to TNVS”, and does not cover the operations of both Uber and GrabCar. We’ve updated the story to reflect this.