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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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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 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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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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Grab Uber Logos

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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It seems the concept of flying cars becoming a viable transport system is really starting to take shape. Japan, under its Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, has recruited heavy names like Subaru, Boeing, and Uber to help them establish a leading role in personal flying vehicles as early as 2020. …

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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is now accepting applicants for new certificates of public convenience (CPC) for those who are interested in getting into the transport network vehicle service (TNVS) business. As of 8 AM of August 24 last Friday, the LTFRB has begun accepting the online …

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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 Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently held a dialogue with transport network vehicle service (TNVS) partners–the drivers and operators that run under Grab, and until recently, Uber‘s, banners–to discuss the various issues being raised in the news and social media regarding the supposed decline in their service. …

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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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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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