OWTO states in its site that it is Filipino-owned because after all, “only a Filipino can truly understand a Filipino.”
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) April 18, 2018
New transport network company (TNC) OWTO has received the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)’s nod to operate. Drivers can start registering on April 27, and the app will be up and running by April 28.
According to a news report by ABS-CBN, OWTO along with Hirna claim that its fares will be lower compared to ride-hailing, ride-sharing app Grab.
“Being local means it is more sensitive to the needs of both the partners and the riding public,” OWTO adds in its site.
“We are committed to be compliant to all the rules and regulations set forth by the government in pursuit for the greater good of the public.”
Ever since Uber left, the majority of the pvblic were left to fend for themselves in the heavy traffic of Metro Manila and the high prices of Grab, as well as some issues on drivers canceling on their customers after finding out where they’re headed, a similar trait with that of some taxi drivers.
Will these new TNC players be the saviors of everyday commuters? We’ll see.