“We have complied with the requirements outlined by the LTFRB, and are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Philippines again,” Uber said in a statement. Uber said it resumed its operations in the Southeast Asian country from 0900 GMT.

Uber had previously offered to pay 10 million pesos to get the suspension lifted, even as it said it did not process new applications. It recently said it had nearly 67,000 Philippine drivers.

“It cost Uber close to half a billion pesos for defying government regulations, putting at risk tens of thousands of Uber (drivers) as well as the riding public,” Aileen Lizada, a board member at the transport regulator, told reporters.

The dearth of efficient and reliable public transport services in the Philippines has made Uber a hit with passengers.

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