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Online carpooling platform Wunder has announced that it will cease its operations by the end of the week on June 28, saying that it has decided to stop to focus its resources” in other mobility niches, in order to accelerate our vision of a better mobility ecosystem worldwide.” While the …

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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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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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The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) may have approved Grab Philippines’s acquisition of Uber Philippines on August 10 but it seems the antitrust authority isn’t finished yet with the whole matter as it has meted a PHP16 million fine on both companies “for violating key provisions of the Interim Measures Order …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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DPWH Uber

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and transport network company Uber via its local office Uber Philippines have joined forces to fight traffic within Metro Manila. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and Uber Philippines General Manager Laurence Cua have recently signed a memorandum of understanding where the latter will share data it has …

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport

A new exclusive airport-centric mobile booking app is now available for use at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) starting Monday, September 11. With the app, travelers arriving at the airport can now request pickup by an accredited airport public transport vehicle. Airport Shuttle Service, Inc (ASSI), the company behind …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) certainly has its hands full with transport network vehicle services (TNVS) issues these days. This month, the government franchising agency plans to release a new set of rules and regulations to govern the app-based transport industry. According to LTFRB board member Aileen …

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