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MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers insisted that the popular and now controversial Uber cease its operations while government tries to figure out whether to regulate the car-sharing service and how.

In a meeting called by both the House of Representatives’ committee on transportation and committee on Metro Manila development, lawmakers also chastised the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for allowing Uber to continue its operations despite its partner vehicles being unregulated and therefore “colorum” or operating illegally.

Uber grabbed headlines in the Philippines after one of its partner cars was apprehended in a sting operation led by the LTFRB. The operation was met with outrage on social media. Read more