TNVS applicants flock GrabCar-AVAN as LTFRB removes COC requirement
Grab Philippines is expecting to process more applications in the upcoming legs of GrabCar-AVAN following the updated set of requirements for TNVS aspirants
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 10 March 2023 – Grab Philippines welcomed a huge crowd of TNVS aspirants in the second leg of its GrabCar-AVAN last 4 March 2023. GrabCar-AVAN is the leading superapp’s initiative to help fill the 4,000 TNVS slots opened by LTFRB last January 09.
Last Saturday, almost a thousand TNVS applicants flocked GrabCar-AVAN which took place in the Grab Philippines Partner Center in Marikina City. The leading superapp attributes the increase in applicants to the removal of the Certificate of Conformity among the requirements of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for TNVS franchise application.
TNVS applicants no longer need to submit the bank-issued COC for the application of the Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) after the passing of LTFRB’s Board Resolution No. 005 Series of 2023 last March 02. Among the applicants during the recent GrabCar-AVAN leg was 52-year-old Gregorio Garcia. Garcia has been a GrabCar driver-partner since 2016, paying ‘boundary’ to rent a car from an operator. But thanks to Grab’s partnership with Toyota Financial Services, Garcia was able to get his own car this January, allowing him to process his TNVS franchise as the owner. Formerly a jeepney driver, Garcia now plans on getting another unit to rent out to his fellow TNVS drivers. “Talagang malaki ang tulong na naibibigay sa akin ni Grab, unang una sa pinansyal – halos lahat ng pangangailangan namin nakukuha namin rito gaya ng mga gastusin sa bahay, pambayad ng kuryente at tubig. Ngayong may sarili na kong unit, nag-paplano na ako na makakuha ng isa pa sa mga susunod na taon para maging negosyo ko na siya talaga. Maraming salamat sa Grab,” shares Garcia.
Grab Philippines Senior Director for Operations Ronald Roda shares: “We thank the LTFRB for making it easier for more Filipinos to earn an equitable living through ride-hailing – and it is clearly manifested with the outpouring of applicants from our recent GrabCar-AVAN. We are optimistic that through this development and programs such as GrabCar-AVAN, we are taking the right step towards providing more livelihood in the ride-hailing sector, while offering our commuters with safe, reliable, and more affordable means of mobility for their everyday needs.”
For more information on the TNVS franchise application requirements and GrabCar-AVAN, interested applicants may check this link.
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