This is good news for many Metro Manila commuters who rely on Uber and Grab vehicles.
"On Wednesday, July 19, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowed ride-sharing services Grab and Uber to appeal their alleged colorum violations, effectively staying its apprehension order against the firms' unregistered vehicles," reports ABS-CBN News.
In the said order, the LTFRB had warned that it would "apprehend 'colorum' Grab and Uber cars starting July 26, as they supposedly had as many as 50,000 unlicensed units."
Faced with the thought being forced to take taxis, many Grab and Uber riders expressed their anger and frustration on social media using the hashtag, #WeWantUberGrab.
Sen. Grace Poe—the chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services—explained that the compromise reached by the LTFRB, Uber, and Grab "would allow unregistered Grab and Uber cars to continue operating until the appeal is resolved."
The report noted: "Poe had on Tuesday criticized the LTFRB's long process of issuing permits to ride-sharing services." The LTFRB, though, blames Uber and Grab for the mess.