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Solon: Grab’s exclusion from motorcycle taxi pilot study a ‘fair decision’

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An administration legislator has welcomed the Department of Transportation – Technical Working Group’s decision to exclude Grab in the pilot study on motorcycle transport services.

Manila Rep. Joel Chua, vice chair of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development, said the DOTR-TWG’s ruling was only fair.

“It was the right decision, a fair decision on the part of the DOTR-TWG,” Chua said.

The decision to exclude Grab emanated from the MC taxi technical working group (TWG). LTFRB Chairman Teofilo Guadiz III heads the DOTR-TWG.

Chua had earlier castigated Grab for its supposed attempt to bypass government regulations and gain dominance in the app-based transportation sector.

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He said this began in August 2022 when Grab acquired Move It, an MC taxi company. This, despite, the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) rejection of the partnership.

At any rate, Chua he and the House panel “echo the call of the President to legalize MC taxi.”

“I hope both Houses of Congress will give priority to MC taxi bill that we sponsored so that issues that will affect the riding public as well as the drivers will be addressed,” he said.

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