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This may come in handy for all the ride-sharing companies in the Philippines, but for now, let’s settle with Uber India. According to EconomicTimes.com, the company is adding an app feature that holds rude customers responsible for their ‘bad’ behavior during the ride. This is part of Uber’s plan to …

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Grab Philippines Brian Cu

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) on Friday, August 10, approved the legality of the Grab-Uber merger, but imposed requirements for the existing entity. This as Grab Philippines assured that it will abide by the voluntary commitments that it has told the anti-trust body. Brian Cu, Grab Philippines’ country head , …

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On Thursday, August 2, Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced that it has received USD 2 billion in investments to expand and enhance its operations to include food delivery, courier services, and electronic payments, as it fends off would-be competitors that seek to dominate in the fast-growing sector. The announcement follows …

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U-Hop

Former professional boxer–and one-time Manny Pacquiao opponent–Floyd Mayweather Jr. through his The Money Team brand will be investing in local transport company U-Hop. Mayweather’s investment won’t benefit the Philippine market though, and it won’t be just the United States as reported by various media outlets. This was shared by U-Hop …

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Go-Jek

Go-Jek, a popular ride-hailing service that started in Indonesia in 2010, has officially expressed its interest to enter the Philippine market by meeting recently with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Two officials from Go-Jek’s main office in Indonesia met with the board recently–Rohan Monga, COO and Head …

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Grab Driver

Since Uber was acquired by rival transport network company (TNC) Grab in Southeast Asia, the loss of the former has been felt by the riding public since its accredited drivers weren’t automatically absorbed by the latter, particularly in the Philippines. The influx of new TNCs in the form of newly-accredited …

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Grab Brian Cu

Grab Philippines through Grab Holdings, Inc. is taking a page off of Uber’s playbook by masking the destination of its passengers prior to booking. However, this change will only be implemented on Friday, April 27, 2018, and will be rolled out initially to 25 percent of Grab drivers who, based …

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Grab Philippines

Grab Philippines will reimpose the price surge of its PHP10-PHP14 per kilometer fare to 2x on Monday, April 23, 2018, after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) directed the company to lower it to 1.5x on April 11, 2018 “so as to ensure that the fare rate is …

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Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Partylist Rep. Jericho Nograles, the solon who called out Grab Philippines for its PHP2 per minute charge,  lauded the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for ordering the suspension of the charge imposed by the transport network service. Nograles though is still calling on the …

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Grab Miguel Aguila

Grab Philippines recently held a press conference to address the various issues that have recently been raised about it and its ride-hailing service, chief of which is the PHP2 per minute charge raised by Congressman Jericho Nograles. According to Grab Philippines’ legal counsel Atty. Miguel Aguila, the PHP2 per minute …

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Grab Uber Logos

Following Uber Philippines‘ deactivation of its ride-hailing app, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is giving both Uber Philippines and Grab Holdings, Inc. until today, April 17, to explain why it has shut down the app despite the agency’s insistence to keep it running while it conducts its review of the …

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Arcade City

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has warned startup transport network vehicle service Arcade City to stop its operations, despite the company’s announcement on its website that it will launch its mobile app across the Southeast Asian region on Monday, April 16, 2018. Arcade City made the announcement …

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Grab Uber Logos

The Uber ride-sharing app is still online despite its earlier announcement that it will cease to be operational by April 9, 2018–after Grab Holdings, Inc. acquired its operations recently–upon orders of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), a government agency that ensures there will be no monopolies or other unfair trade …

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Grab Uber Logos

After denying on both the regional and local front since the start of 2018 that Uber Technology, Inc. isn’t selling its ride-sharing and transportation network business in the ASEAN region to rival Grab, news broke out recently that the rumor has been true along, with the former soon holding a …

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Hyundai Grab Partnership

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, and Grab, the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform inSoutheast Asia, recently announced a strategic partnership that will expand Hyundai’s innovative future mobility services in Southeast Asia. The strategic partnership will help Hyundai explore new opportunities in the sharing economy and enhance …

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