BINIGYAN umano ng sapat na panahon ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang mga na-deactivate na driver partner ng Grab upang ayusin ang kanilang mga papeles at maging lehitimo ang kanilang pamamasada.
Iginiit ng LTFRB at Department of Transportation ang kahalagahan ng tamang pagrerehistro sa mga ipinapasadang sasakyan para sa kapakanan ng mga pasahero.
“….TNVS (transport network vehicle service) operators and drivers have been given more than ample time to comply with the requirements in applying for a Certificate of Public Convenience or a Provisional Authority,” saad ng pahayag ng DoTr.
Ayon sa LTFRB sa kasalukuyan ay may 40,522 TNVS units ang nabigyan ng CPC at PA samantalang 29,714 units ang nabigyan ng PA.
“This is proof that the timelines given were realistic and achievable. This is likewise proof that those who applied due diligence in compliance with state requirements are given an opportunity to participate in public transport service.”
Sinabi ng LTFRB na mayroong mga sasakyan na nagkakaroon ng problema dahil hindi idineklara ng mga ito na ipapasada ang uutanging sasakyan na isang paglabag sa rules ng bangko.
“Nevertheless, the DOTr-LTFRB went the extra mile then, and interceded in the loan application of CPC applicants through coordination with the banks, for those who were in the system of Grab and Uber at that time. New applicants, however, will have to take the official route of loan application, as should be the proper course.”
Iginiit rin ng LTFRB na isang prebilihiyo ang pamamasada na mayroong kaakibat na responsibilidad at pananagutan.
“The DOTr-LTFRB does not wish to deprive opportunities for livelihood to applicants. The process, however, must comply with the level of accountability to the riding public especially in moments of conflict and accident. The safety, security and convenience of the commuting public are, indeed, paramount concern for government.”