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GRAB ASKS LTFRB TO LIFT P2 PER MINUTE TRAVEL CHARGE SUSPENSION



Ride-sharing company Grab Philippines asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to reimpose the P2 per minute travel charge.

In an order last month, LTFRB directed Grab to immediately suspend its travel time fees being charged to consumers pending the board’s investigation of its legality which was challenged by PBA party-list representative Jericho Nograles.

In a petition, the ride-hailing firm said almost all of the newly-accredited transport network companies impose per minute charges which Grab said is “an infringement of the equal protection clause guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution.”

LTFRB, meanwhile, through Board Member Attorney Aileen Lizada, said they have yet to discuss the petition.