Partner drivers of Grab Philippines have asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to step in after the ride hailing app announced a looming increase in commission fees.
The Laban TNVS coalition slammed Grab Philippines’ move to take 22 percent from quoted fares, which will take effect on December 1.
“As prices of basic commodities and services shoot up, any added centavo to fuel price and commission of transport network companies will only mean deduction to the already low income we take home for our families,” Laban TNVS national president Jun De Leon said.
The group said Grab Philippines’ looming commission rate hike couldn’t come at a worse time, amid soaring inflation and fuel prices. They said both drivers and commuters stand to lose from the move.