Legal News

Uber Made Legal in the Philippines
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

uber ride-hailing service

Summary: The Philippines are the first country to make a move by passing regulations that allow ride-hailing services like Uber to operate with guidelines for drivers and operators to follow.

Transportation service apps have become the new thing. There is no need to walk out and hail a taxi anymore when you can pull out your phone and request one with an app. Uber is an app-based transportation company based out of San Francisco, CA but is now in 55 countries and over 200 cities worldwide. They function more like a private driver service than a taxi-hailing service with their drivers picking you up in a nice black sedan.

  
What
Where


The Philippines are the first country to pass regulations on all ride-hailing services, allowing Uber to be legal anywhere in the nation. Uber has been operating in the nation’s capital, Metro Manila, for over a year. Other countries and states have passed regulations making it so Uber can’t realistically operate or allow the drivers to make a profit. Passengers pay for their ride by credit card through the app instead of in person to the driver. The driver is paid by Uber.

The Philippines’ Department of Transportation and Communications secretary understands how the service that transportation apps provide can benefit commuters and tourists. The regulation includes guidelines requiring the cars to have a GPS system, be less than seven years old, and be a sedan, van, SUV or AUV (Asian Utility Vehicle). The drivers or operators will be required to maintain certificates for each service vehicle and the drivers have to be screened and accredited by the ride-hailing service, such as Uber. Lastly, the driver must be registered with the local transportation regulatory board.

Uber has changed their security measures to help protect passengers in an effort to win over more governments after a report of a female passenger being raped by a driver in India surfaced. Other issues such as insurance and driver screening requirements still make it difficult for Uber to operate in some places.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Uber’s technology runs on an algorithm to route drivers to the passenger. This algorithm has been having difficulty in areas of bad traffic like Manila. Even with all the difficulty Uber has faced, many users still say their service is cheaper and more convenient than a local cab service.

Source: http://www.wired.com/2015/05/uber-philippines/



Photo: vanityfair.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities associat...

Apply Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Eminent Domain Attorney

USA-TX-Richmond

Richmond office of our client seeks eminent domain attorney with 5+ years of experience. The candida...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Hotline sta...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

A civil plaintiff’s law firm is hiring for an associate attorney, preferably with strong resea...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-San Antonio

One of Texas\'s largest Personal Injury Law firm seeks a highly motivated associate attorney with 3-...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

One of Texas\'s largest Personal Injury Law firm seeks a highly motivated associate attorney with 3-...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top