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Philippines : LTFRB not singling out TNCs in Anti-Colorum Drive.

The Department of Transportation - Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (DOTr -LTFRB) today clarified that it is not singling out the motor vehicles operated by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) in the government's anti-colorum drive.

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said the national governments anti colorum operations have been relentless in order to further improve traffic concerns not only in Metro Manila but also in other parts of the country.

The LTFRB head also doused the perception of some groups that the government is biased in favor of other public transport providers.

The anti-colorum operations of the government have been relentless Hindi lang Uber at Grab ang tinitira namin dito, Delgra told a press briefing at Malacaang Palace in Manila.

Based on the figures of LTFRB-Central Office on the number of vehicles apprehended from January to June 2017 alone, a total of 186 UV Express vehicles topped the list, with 186 units impounded at the agencys impounding area and another 147 at the impounding area of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

They are followed by taxis cabs with a total of 28. Only 12 Grab units and 11 UBER vehicles were impounded during this period.

The data also showed that total of 436 vehicles were impounded at both LTFRB and MMDA impounding areas from January to June 2017.

The LTFRB likewise noted that from January to June 2017 alone, the agency has already apprehended a total of 645 motor vehicles during its anti-colorum drive nationwide. This is substantially higher than the 71 motor vehicles impounded in 2016 during the same period.

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Date:Aug 22, 2017
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