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Human trafficking is one of the most common problems in the Philippines today. Sex tourism, sex slavery, and child prostitution are more often than not controlled by closed, organized crime syndicates, with around 100,000 children in the Philippines involved in prostitution rings today. Now, there’s an unlikely hero to fight …

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Support has been snowballing for the recent enactment of Republic Act 11229 or the ‘Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act’ as ride-hailing app Grab said that it will be following the mandatory installation of Child Seats in its vehicle partners. In a statement issued recently, Grab Philippines said that it …

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Let’s face it, not a lot of taxi drivers in the Philippines will win a ‘Mr. Congeniality’ or ‘Mr. Responsible’ driver award anytime soon. In fact, a survey made by Spot.ph  showed that of the 53,016 readers who participated in its survey, only a meager 0.3% (153 votes) of the …

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Ride-sharing giant GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. revealed on Wednesday, March 6, that it has secured USD1.5 billion in investment from a fund managed by Japan’s SoftBank. The monetary infusion will be used primarily to help Grab expand to Indonesia, where rival Go-Jek reigns. Grab has experienced significant growth in the …

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Ridesharing firm Grab Philippines launched yesterday, February 27, a shooting simulator for the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) to support effective enforcement of road safety and security in major thoroughfares across the country. The firm partnered with the PNP in providing its first Trooper’s Shooting Simulator which is aimed …

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Grab Philippines just can’t catch a break from the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). After the former’s acquisition of Uber Philippines was approved by the PCC in August 2018, the agency then meted out a PHP16-million fine on both companies “for violating key provisions of the Interim Measures Order (IMO) during …

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Suzuki Jimny PIMS 2018

The year 2018 was a very challenging yet colorful year for the Philippine automotive industry. The movements, actions and reactions from both the private sector and the government were not the typical bumps and bruises of the business: it is more of bobbing and weaving through the kicks and punches …

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With its goal to ever improve on its services, Grab Philippines now seeks to equip select vehicles in its fleet with media screens to bring in-car entertainment to its users. The initiative is made possible by Grab’s partnership with IDOOH International, an out-of-home (OOH) media technology company and Asia Pacific’s …

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Grab Philippines launched on Tuesday, November 27, its GrabTaxi service at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) in Subic, Zambales to cater to the transportation needs of residents and tourists in the area. Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu said that the ride-sharing service has accredited, trained and equipped a …

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When it comes to booking a Grab ride, the ability to cancel works both ways, and apparently, passengers can be just as trigger-happy with booking cancellations as Grab drivers. Grab Philippines has already taken measures to curb the practice on the driver’s side, but this time, they are implementing a …

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Hyundai and Kia invested in Grab to push for electric vehicle (EV) programs across Southeast Asia. The Korean automakers are set to invest an additional USD250 million (around PHP13.2 billion) in Grab for the said program. The program plans to bring together stakeholders from the EV industry to collaborate and …

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Grab Philippines and AutoItalia Philippines are working together to modernize one of the country’s mode of public transport, the tricycles. The two companies entered into a strategic partnership to push for the expansion of the GrabTrike Premium service in more cities in the Philippines. AutoItalia Philippines, the exclusive distributor of …

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Grab Toyota

Top executives from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), Grab Philippines, and Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH) gathered Wednesday afternoon, October 24, 2018, to officially sign the Memorandum of Agreement that makes vehicle replacement and regular maintenance easier for existing TNVS drivers. The TMP-Grab Philippines partnership announced earlier this October, is an …

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Isuzu Grab Boracay

Just in time for the re-opening of a rehabilitated Boracay Island, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned over to Grab Philippines units of the Isuzu modernized public utility vehicle (PUV) at the island’s Bolabog Terminal on October 26–the very day of the island paradise’s official re-opening to foreign and domestic tourists. …

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Grab Uber Logos

Grab Philippines will contest the decision of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), which imposed a series of fines that total PHP16-million against the company, for allegedly violating the provisions set by the agency as it reviewed Grab’s acquisition of Uber. “We respectfully disagree with PCC’s decision. Grab completed the transaction …

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