MMDA impounds Uber car
MANILA, Philippines—With a controversial cloud hovering over transport service Uber, one netizen just got even more confused.
A certain Sean Dalawampu posted on Twitter that his Uber car, which he fetched through the Uber app, got flagged down and was impounded after making a right turn on a red signal at Edsa corner Ayala avenue at around 1 a.m. Saturday.
He said a couple of enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Agency were the ones who impounded the Mitsubishi Mirage that was under Uber.
Dalawampu added that the initial violation was right turn on a red light but when the MMDA enforcers knew that the car was under Uber, it was ordered to be impounded.
Uber is an app that allows passengers to hire private drivers instead of the regular taxi driver.
On Friday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the MMDA wanted the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to ease up on Uber.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino wanted the LTFRB to “reasonably assist transport services like Uber.”
LTFRB acted on a complaint from the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association (PNTOA) against Uber.
According to the PNTOA, vehicles under Uber should be apprehended for being colorum or operating like taxis without a franchise.
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