Anti-red tape body seeks dialogue over ride-hailing woes

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 05 2019 03:26 PM

Guadalupe bridge. Metro Manila before the Holy Week break. April 17, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) called for a dialogue with select transport and civil service officials as well as drivers working with ride-hailing firms to resolve issues, an official said Friday. 

A drivers' group earlier said its members would stage a “transport holiday” on Monday to protest alleged burdensome policies of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

The officer-in-charge of ARTA, Ernesto Perez, requested the presence of LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra, Department of Transportation Usec. Mark De Leon and Civil Service commissioner Aileen Lizada as well as driver leaders “to work together for a resolution,” according to a letter dated July 4 shared to the media by Lizada. 

The LTFRB also called for a drivers' dialogue with officials of ride-hailing platforms and stakeholders on Tuesday. 

 

Grab earlier urged drivers to engage in dialogue instead of staging a "transport holiday" to avoid inconvenience to passengers.