Uber has finally filed for accreditation on Monday, August 17 before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

The company was represented by Atty. Grace Lazaro, who submitted the necessary documents before LTFRB Chairman Winston Ginez himself.

Lazaro said Uber is applying for the issuance of certificate of Transport Network Company (TNC) for them to be able to operate in the country.

Lazaro added that this is the first time Uber has done such a thing as it has never been required to file for accreditation by the government of other countries it operates in.

The LTFRB, however, said the application of Uber is still subject for review.

According to the Transportation Department, Uber is under the transportation network vehicle service (TNVS) category which is why it has to secure a franchise.

The LTFRB earlier warned of the crackdown on Uber and other app-based and online-ride sharing service providers if they fail to secure a franchise before August 21.