Now DoTr wants to stop motorcycle taxis for good

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Exactly a year ago, the Department of Transportation gnashed its regulatory powers on transport network vehicle services—Grab, Uber and UHop (the latest entrant)—by imposing a cap of 45,000 vehicles for Metro Manila, 500 for Metro Cebu and 200 for Pampanga.

 

In March 2019, Uber pulled out and sold its Southeast Asian business to Grab and concentrated in markets outside Southeast Asia, particularly the United States and North Americas which are not too restrictive in ride-hailing programs and where competition is healthy. Uber’s pullout led to a virtual monopoly of the market…

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