Uber Philippines is now LTFRB-accredited

Uber Philippines is now LTFRB-accredited


19 August 2015: Today is yet another milestone in the history of Uber in the Philippines. We are thrilled to announce that within 48 hours of our submission, we has been granted complete accreditation as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) by the authorities.

We are proud to have worked closely with the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to make the Philippines the first country in Asia to legalize app-based ridesharing services. The accreditation was announced today at noon by LTFRB Executive Director, Roberto Cabrera.

The legal framework is aligned with the government’s vision of technological innovation as the driver of progress, and providing citizens of Metro Manila with technology that provides safe and reliable transportation options.

Uber, LTFRB accredited

L-R: Atty. Winston M. Ginez, Chairman LTFRB, Sec. Joseph Emilio Abaya, Secretary of DOTC, Laurence Cua, GM Uber Philippines, Atty. Roberto P. Cabrera III, Executive Director LTFRB)

“We are extremely proud of the result of our work with the government to lay the groundwork to pass regulations for app-based ridesharing services. We will continue to pave the way in the Philippines with new technology that will help commuting in Metro Manila safe and convenient for the community. Together with the local government we are fully committed to reducing traffic congestion and providing Filipinos with a safer and reliable way to connect with their city, and will continue to grow.” – Laurence Cua, GM Philippines, Uber.

Uber has achieved tremendous growth in the Philippines thanks to our driver partners and riders, who have embraced Uber’s range of services. The accreditation will enable Uber to expand and bring safe, reliable, and convenient rides to more cities in the Philippines.

We thank the government of the Philippines, under Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya’s leadership, for embracing innovation and supporting alternative options to provide safe and reliable transport services for Filipinos.

Cua adds, “We welcome the opportunities that this will open up for us to bring more innovative products and services to the Philippines. Our vision of using technology and innovation to provide safe and reliable transportation options don’t stop here. This is only the beginning of our journey to drive the Philippines into the future.”

We thank the government of the Philippines, under Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya’s leadership, for embracing innovation and supporting alternative options to provide safe and reliable transport services for Filipinos.

 

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