LTFRB tells public not to patronize 'colorum' TNVS inDrive, Maxim

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 27) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulation Board (LTFRB) on Friday urged commuters not to support ride-hailing apps inDrive and Maxim, as they are "colorum" — neither registered nor accredited by the agency.

It explained that these transport network vehicle services (TNVS) pose risk to commuters' safety when accidents happen because they don't have insurance and driver's training is not assured.

"Hanggang maari po sana iwasan po nating gamitin itong mga ride-hailing agencies na hindi pa rehistrado sa atin. 'Yong security aspect, 'pag may nangyari po ang hirap po namin matunton 'yong responsibilidad. So for now, I request the riding public to use only legitimate ride-hailing agencies," LTFRB Chairperson Teofilo Guadiz III said.

[Translation: As much as possible, please avoid using these unregistered ride-hailing agencies. For the security aspect, if an accident happens, it's hard for us to track whoever is responsible. So for now, I request the riding public to use only legitimate ride-hailing agencies.]

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Guadiz noted that the LTFRB is working with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to ban the use and download of the app from the PlayStore and App Store.

He added that they are also coordinating with the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) and regional personnel to apprehend drivers and impound vehicles using these unregistered and unaccredited ride-hailing apps.

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