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Solon tells Grab to refund P1.8B for ‘overcharging’: Panloloko ‘yan!

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PBA party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles has urged Grab Philippines to refund some P1.8 billion to its customers due to alleged overcharging.

The politiko cited a research showing that Grab has been illegally charging its customer P2 per minute of travel time.

“Grab charges P2 per minute illegally. They’re not allowed to charge P2 per minute. The LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board) has not allowed them to charge P2 per minute but they have charged P2 per minute to everyone,” he said.

He said for the past five months, Grab has already overcharged its customers about P1.8 billion.

“The LTFRB should impose a refund. Otherwise, they are liable to graft,” he stressed.

Nograles also accused Grab of deceiving the public by claiming that it does not impose extra charges for travel time.

Grab has yet to issue a comment on Nograles’ claims.

Aside from the supposed overcharging, Nograles also questioned Grab’s merger with Uber Philippines saying that Grab could be held liable for violating the Philippine Competition Act because it is “leading to a virtual monopoly.”

“Ano ang ibig, sabihin niyan? Monopoly,” Nograles said.