DAPAT umanong tukuyin ng Philippine Competition Commission kung magkalaban ba ang Grab at Angkas at iba pang motorcycle taxi.
Ayon kay Marikina Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo dapat matukoy ng PCC ang bagay na ito para na rin sa proteksyon ang mga pasahero.
“The extent to which Angkas and the like compete with Grab is an empirical question. PCC is duty-bound to make a technical determination as to which routes, times, and for which segments of customers motorcycle taxis and TNVS are substitutable. For markets where motorcycle taxi providers are not able to provide an effective competitive constraint, Grab must still be monitored by PCC to ensure that consumer welfare is preserved,” ani Quimbo.
Sa kasalukuyan ang Grab ang nag-iisang four-wheeled transport network company sa bansa matapos na magsara ang Uber.
“In markets where Angkas and the like are indeed effective competitors, Grab fares will be sufficiently low and will not trigger any imposition of penalties by PCC,” dagdag pa ng lady solon.
Sa naunang pahayag, sinabi naman ng Grab na kung ang mga motorcycle taxi ay kanilang kompetisyon mas lalo na hindi ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang pilot testing sa mga ito.
“Withdrawing the motorcycle taxi pilot would be anti-competitive by limiting consumer choices prematurely and possibly unfairly,” saad ng Grab. “It is in the same spirit that we respectfully seek the PCC to review the basis for defining the competitive market in which ride-hailing services operate. And broaden the same to rightfully include other denominations and modes of transportation, be it on-demand, street hail, or by other means.”