Last month, we all thought the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and ride-hailing companies were finally getting along following a Senate hearing where they swore to cooperate with each other in the interest of the riding public.
But in a surprise move this week, the LTFRB decided to suspend Uber for a month. The popular ride-hailing app initially responded by complying with the order and ceased their operations starting 6 a.m. today.
Fortunately for fans of the service, Uber quickly issued a follow-up statement that said they were resuming their operations today after filing a motion for reconsideration with the LTFRB due to an overwhelming demand from users.
This didn’t stop angry netizens from bashing the LTFRB for the suspension order. Check out some of the most scathing social media reactions below:
Senator Grace Poe is 'aghast' with the LTFRB
Jim Paredes wishes us luck
Here we go again
It seems taxis now have their own version of surge pricing
Ces Drilon on EDSA traffic
It makes no sense
Great idea, LTFRB
The sarcasm is strong with this one
What about suspending rude taxi drivers?
This pretty much sums it up