LTFRB warns vs fake TNVS service
The private MV owner was seen operating around the area of a mall in Quezon City and purportedly offering TNVS services
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on Wednesday warned the public against scams perpetrated by private motor vehicle drivers posing as Transportation Network Vehicle Service providers.
The LTFRB issued the warning following reports from social media networks about a vehicle allegedly offering TNVS services among commuters but in a forcible manner and charging a much higher fare.
“I was really disturbed by these ‘scams’ allegedly perpetrated by unscrupulous individuals against ride-hailing app customers,” LTFRB chairperson Teofilo Guadiz III said. “If indeed they are doing it, they should stop immediately. It affects the business of legitimate ride-hailing apps and more importantly the commuting public.”
He added that while he understands the plight of some MV owners who are looking for extra income by engaging in TNVS service due to the pandemic, he stressed that there is “always a right way in doing things,” particularly when it comes to offering services to the public.
“For those who want to offer TNVS services and earn extra money, they should apply for a franchise,” Guadiz said.
The private MV owner was seen operating around the area of a mall in Quezon City and purportedly offering TNVS services. Information on this activity was reported extensively by netizens in major social media networks and called the attention of authorities and the public as well.
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