MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Uber remains banned.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday, August 15, junked the motion for reconsideration filed by the transport network company (TNC) to appeal its one-month suspension.
In its motion for reconsideration, Uber had said it did not properly understand the LTFRB's order for TNCs to stop accrediting drivers after July 26. (READ: What's the fuss about the Grab, Uber regulation issue?)
Uber said it took the order to mean that new drivers are prohibited from plying the roads, but could still be accredited into the company's system.
The LTFRB dismissed Uber's explanation and slammed the TNC for giving "false hope" to its partner operators and drivers that they could continue operating.
BREAKING: LTFRB denies Uber's motion for reconsideration. Uber drivers remain banned from the road. @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/HV7ESg4U2U — Rambo Talabong (@rambotalabong) August 15, 2017
Uber, in a statement, said it is "disappointed" with the development, but would comply with the order.
Meanwhile, Bobby Coronel, president of a group called TeamSpeed which is made up of 4,200 Uber and Grab drivers, called on Uber to coordinate with its affected drivers and provide compensation to them.