A foreign company is introducing to Dumagete City a public transportation booking service using a mobile application patterned after the Grab taxi service. The proposed ‘PediGrab’ was formally presented to local officials, headed by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, incoming vice mayor and incumbent Councilor Alan Gel Cordova, who heads the …

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Is Grab fully intent on becoming an all-around “super app” in Southeast Asia? Yes, it does, and what better way to make those “baby steps” than to add as much services in its app as possible–like hotel bookings and video streaming features for its users? Starting May 9, users are given …

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Transport network giant Grab Philippines clarified that it has not yet implemented its supposed policy that would post certain fees on ‘unreasonable cancellations’. Grab PH Public Affairs Manager Nicka Hosaka made the clarification following the meeting with other TNCs and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday, …

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Following the earthquake that literally shattered areas in Pampanga, Grab Philippines will extend its helping hand in the area. In a statement, Grab Philippines said that it will offer its assistance to fellow Filipinos in the municipalities of San Fernando, Guagua, Porac, and Floridablanca in Pampanga by providing free transportation …

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A driver-partner for Grab Philippines has been arrested after allegedly pointing a gun–which turned out to be a replica. Reports identified the suspect as Hyron Henry Roscom, a 21-year old Grab driver who was said to have drawn his replica gun at Genonevo Azarcon Jr., a security guard at Tides …

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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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