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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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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has accredited two new transport network companies (TNCs), allaying the commuting public’s fear that, with Uber Technologies, Inc.’s pullout of its ride-hailing service from the Southeast Asian market, Grab Holdings, Inc. will monopolize the transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) industry. The two …

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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

Last April 11, Arcade City through its Founder and CEO Christopher David announced on its site that it will launch its app across the Southeast Asian region today, April 16, effectively picking up after Uber as the transport network vehicle service (TNVS) merges its regional operations with rival Grab Holdings, …

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Uber

Uber Philippines‘ subscribers recently received an email from the outgoing transport network vehicle service (TNVS) company, announcing that its Uber app will cease to be operational in the country as of today, April 16, 2018. Sure enough, while the app still opens, trying to book a ride gets you a …

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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 Driver

Months ago, at around the end of January 2018, rumors began circulating that Uber Technology, Inc. was supposedly planning to sell its Southeast Asia operations to rival ride-sharing and transportation network company Grab. What started the rumor was Japanese bank Softbank’s investment into Uber to the amount of $1.2 billion …

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Grab Driver

As promised, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has resumed the processing of transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) applications last Monday, March 5.  Originally, the processing of new applications for TNVS units was to start on February 5 but Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade‘s postponed to …

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Grab Driver

In its latest Memorandum Circular (MC) numbered 2018-005 which it filed yesterday, February 12, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has set the common supply base for the number of Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) units operating within Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Pampanga, as well as imposed …

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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reportedly pushed back the processing of new applications for transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) units to March 5, following Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade‘s order to review the LTFRB’s recently-issued memorandum which restricts the total number of TNVS units …

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Uber

Transport network vehicle service Uber is reportedly planning to implement by December 7, 2017, a surcharge for customers headed to the southern part of Metro Manila via the Skyway and South Luzon Expressway “to make sure that Partner-Drivers are able to cover for their costs in a sustainable manner.” The …

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Uber

Uber has reportedly asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that, instead of ceasing its transport network vehicle service operations for one month, it is willing to pay a P10 million fine in lieu of the suspension. According to LTFRB board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada, the proposed P10 million fine …

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Arcade City

No sooner had new Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) operator Arcade City started its operations in Metro Manila yesterday, August 16, 2017, that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered the company to “stop all bookings made” with its platform. Ironically, Arcade City bills itself as “your Uber alternative” which …

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Uber Press Photo

Yesterday, August 14, 2017, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended Uber‘s operations for one month, which means the transport network service vehicle operator cannot accredit prospective driver applicants and most important, must cease and desist its online booking application–the very heart of its business–for an entire calendar …

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