Get Ready for Monday: Ride-Sharing Drivers to Go on a "Transport Holiday"

In protest of LTFRB's "'pahirap policies."

(SPOT.ph) We all know traffic in Metro Manila on a Monday is a special kind of hell, but it looks like things are about to get even worse. TNVS Community, a group of Transport Network Vehicle Service drivers—yes, those that work for ride-sharing apps—have announced plans of going on a TNVS Transport Holiday next Monday, July 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., to protest against the difficult policies of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, according to a report by Inquirer.net.

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The transport holiday is a form of protest on the "pahirap policies" of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Some of these include  inconsistencies in terms of registration and application for TNVS and the complicated high requirements and slow processing of the Board for acquiring and releasing documents.

The group is also calling on the LTFRB to allow hatchback vehicles again. According to Jun De Leon, chairman of the Metro Manila Hatchback TNVS Community, 1,200 drivers lost their jobs after hatchbacks we're deactivated by the regulatory board. "Namimili po sila. Hindi ko po alam kung bakit iyung iba hatchback ay tinatanggap nila, samantalang 'yong iba ay hindi nila tinatanggap," he said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.

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