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LTFRB clarifies who can apply first for TNVS franchise

Drivers who want to be part of the ride-hailing industry would have to wait a little longer as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) clarified that it would not accept new applications next month but instead process those that were still pending with the agency. According to board member Aileen Lizada, once the […]

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Franchise seekers for app-using cars wait till March

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will start receiving on March 5 new franchise applications for those who want to become Uber, Grab or U-Hop drivers, as it also reviews the limit it recently set on the number of transport network vehicle services (TNVS) units that can be allowed to operate. Originally, the […]

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LTFRB limits Uber, Grab cars plying Metro Manila, nearby provinces to 45,000

After months of consultation, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has finally come up with a common pool of app-based drivers, but transport network company (TNC) Grab is not too happy with it, pointing out that the number the LTFRB arrived at might make it harder for commuters to book a ride. Based […]

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Hyundai Motor and Grab Sign Strategic Partnership to Expand Mobility Service

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, and Grab, the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast 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 its capability to lead […]

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Carjackers preying on Grab drivers caught

Four men accused of stealing the vehicles of three Grab drivers were arrested in Pandacan, Manila, on Sunday. Senior Insp. Fernildo de Castro, head of the Manila Police District’s anticar theft unit, identified the suspects as John Lester Crispe, 28; Wilfredo Alejandro, 37; Russel Jimenez, 24; and Arvin Alejandro, 24. Their alleged victim, Grab driver […]

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MMDA points to TNCs as cause of heavier traffic but Grab disagrees

Asked to pinpoint the cause of the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila over the past few months, a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) official on Friday cited the huge volume of cars on the road. According to MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago, Edsa alone has exceeded its carrying capacity of 6,000 cars per hour per […]

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LTFRB: Uber, Grab drivers now face same penalties as erring cab drivers

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has revised the rules covering transport network companies (TNCs), specifically on the accreditation of their operations and the conditions for the maintenance of their driver-partners’ certificate of public conveyance. The changes were laid out in four memorandum circulars published by the LTFRB which amended the ones it […]

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Pasay police identifies suspect in Grab driver slay

The Pasay City Police has identified on Monday the suspect in the killing of Gerardo Maquidato Jr., a driver-partner of Grab, a Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS). Supt. Gene Licud, assistant chief of police for operations, said 25-year-old Narc Delemios, also known as Nikolo or Miko, is anticipated to surrender to authorities Monday afternoon. Police were able […]

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Good Samaritan Grab driver shot in back of his head by lone carjacker

A Grab driver who went viral months ago for helping out a sick passenger was killed by a gunman who pretended to be a passenger, bringing with him the car’s victim on his escape. Gerardo Maquidato Jr., lauded by the transport network vehicle service (TNVS) as one of its “best drivers,” was shot dead on […]

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Release TNVS guidelines before holidays, Poe tells LTFRB

Sen. Grace Poe urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday to finalize the guidelines on transport network vehicle services (TNVS) before the start of the holiday season to help out commuters. She issued the reminder after the agency failed to meet its self-imposed deadline for releasing a comprehensive and effective protocol […]

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Feb 21, 2018

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