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FRANCHISE RULE ON

UBER AND SIMILAR


TRANSPORT SERVICE
PROVIDERS: EFFECTS
ON EXISTING CAB
OPERATORS

THESIS STATEMENT
UBER markets itself as an agent, which
provides a safe and convenient mode of
transportation to the general public.
However, UBER registered cars being
common carriers should be under the
franchise rule of the LTFRB, so as not to
prejudice the business of existing CAB
Operators.

LEGAL ISSUE
WON UBER as an entity is a common carrier.
WON UBER Registered Cars are common carriers.
WON the Franchise Rule should be applied to UBER
Registered Cars.
WON Government agencies such as LTFRB, DOTC, LTO,
MMDA and LGUs are mandated to regulate UBER and Similar
Transport Service Providers.

BUSINESS ISSUE
Intense Competition brought about by UBER to Taxi
Franchise Operators.
No License and Franchise Fees
Low Barrier of Entry
Low DP of Private Vehicles.
Popular Service with the use of Smart Phones
Nonpayment of taxes by private UBER Operators

METHODS
Legal:
Laws, Statutes, Regulations, Local Jurisprudence
Foreign Regulations and US Supreme Court Rulings.
Business:
Interview an UBER Car Owner with regard to barrier to entry
Use Secondary Data of Average Daily Earnings between
UBER Car Owner and a Taxi Cab Operator.