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Hike in ride booking cancellation by drivers due to low fares – Grab

Cancellation of ride bookings by drivers of Grab Philippines has increased after the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) suspended its P2 per minute travel charge in its fare system. This was disclosed by the ride-hailing firm on Monday, as it defended its move to implement the travel charge in order to help drivers recoup […]

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LTFRB accredits ridesharing firm Hype to rival Grab

Three days after Uber’s exit from the country’s ride-hailing industry, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) accredited on Wednesday Hype Transport Systems Inc., a Filipino-owned transport network company (TNC) expected to rival the operations of Grab at a time when passenger complaints against it continue to mount. With the LTFRB’s accreditation of Hype, […]

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Grab stops collecting P2 travel charge

Transport network company (TNC) Grab suspended on Friday its collection of a P2-per-minute travel charge, but called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to reconsider the order as it pointed out that this would cause “irreparable damage” to the thousands of drivers on its platform. In its motion for reconsideration filed with […]

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LTFRB starts probe of Grab’s unauthorized travel charge

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday ordered Grab to disclose when it started implementing a P2 per minute travel charge and the number of monthly trips it has made since the restructured fare scheme took effect. However, it did not order the transport network company (TNC) to suspend the collection of […]

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As Uber exits, Grab hit by complaints about high rates

On the day Grab became the dominant player in the ride-hailing industry with Uber’s exit from the country, commuters complained about its exorbitant fares. The transport network company (TNC), however, stressed that it was not taking advantage of the situation, explaining that its rates were still within the bounds approved by the government. Still, Grab’s […]

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Grab testing ‘auto-accept’ feature in mobile app

Grab Philippines is considering to introduce an auto-accept feature in its mobile app amid numerous consumer complaints about Grab drivers’ tendency to cancel bookings if the destinations are far or where traffic congestion is bad. In a public hearing last week, Grab country head Brian Cu said the feature was first being tested with 5,000 […]

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Solon wants Indonesian ride-hailing app to compete with Grab PH

House Deputy Minority Leader Luis Campos Jr. on Saturday said an Indonesian ride-hailing app should compete with transport network company Grab in the Philippines following the latter’s acquisition of Uber. Campos, Makati City’s 2nd district representative, said the Jakarta-based “Go-Jek” has more than 400,000 motor vehicles and drivers. He also said it is the “most popular ride-hailing […]

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LTFRB: Higher fares unlikely with Grab’s takeover of Uber

With Grab soon the dominant ride-sharing app in the country, commuters should not worry about exorbitant rates as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it would continue to monitor and check the transport network company’s (TNC) compliance with its fare structure. On Monday, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada allayed fears that Grab’s […]

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PNP chief asks Grab drivers to help fight crime

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Monday swore in some 1,500 Grab drivers as “Road Safety and Security Ambassadors,” urging them to help the police fight criminals on motorcycles. “You might say I am asking too much from you. The initial agreement is this is only for road safety but now […]

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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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Apr 25, 2018

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Apr 25, 2018

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