These Horror Stories Are Enough Reasons Why #WeWantUberGrab

#WeWantUberGrab has been the battlecry all over the internet for the past few days. This is after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) came out with an announcement, low-balling ride-sharing mobile application companies Uber ang Grab.

An estimated 50,000 Uber and Grab drivers face deactivation for operating without a franchise. Starting July 26, 2017, drivers who operate without permits will be apprehended by LTFRB.

Both Uber and Grab were already fined P5 million each for tolerating alleged “colorum” drivers to operate without certificate of public convenience or provisional authority.

Netizens demanded to lift the ban through mass online petition. However, LTFRB board member Aileen Lozada reiterated that “the board will not be influenced,” nor will it “succumb to pressure.”

These Horror Stories Are Enough Reasons

Note that only around 3,000 units were granted franchises by the LTFRB until it implemented a moratorium last year.

“Kung ganito kayo kaingay at kadesididong patawan ng service ban ang Grab at Uber, dapat ganito rin ang aksyon ninyo sa mga reklamo sa regular taxis,” Senator JV Ejercito rebuked.

eCompareMo fully supports Grab and Uber for continuously providing safe, comfortable, efficient, and reliable transportation that caters to commuters’ well-deserved service and experience.

Even more so, after reading horror stories like these…

In 140 characters (or more), explain why PUVs, specifically taxis, scare us out of our wits.

Worse, incident reports aren’t even addressed by the LTFRB.

When drivers attack.

Professional driver’s license, unprofessional driving.

Even Coleen Garcia wasn’t spared.

Who likes riding in a funny-smelling automobile?

Or rigged meters aka “batingting” and the involuntary “tip”

And here is what your money will get you with e-hailing and why #WeWantUberGrab.