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MMDA says ‘singles’ ban on Edsa not against ride-hailing companies

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified on Wednesday that its high occupancy vehicle (HOV) traffic scheme is not against ride-hailing companies. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the agency has already talked to Grab’s country head Brian Cu regarding the matter. “Nagkaroon kami ng meeting with Grab, nagpunta dito sa office si Brian Cu noong […]

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Caught in emergency? Use Grab in-app SOS button

Following the death of a Grab driver in Parañaque City last month, the management of the transport network vehicle service (TNVS) company advised all of its drivers and passengers to use the emergency feature in its application. Grab Philippines condemned the killing of Ananias Antigua, who died from 12 gunshot wounds last July 31, and […]

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LTFRB: Hype overcharging, too; P2/minute rate unauthorized

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered another transport network company (TNC) to explain why it was overcharging passengers. In a show-cause order issued on July 13, the LTFRB questioned why Hype Transport Inc. was charging passengers a P2-per-minute travel rate without the board’s approval. Hype was one of the five TNCs […]

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Grab announces subsidy to keep drivers afloat

To augment the shrinking incomes of its driver-partners after the suspension by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) of its P2 per minute travel charge in April, ride-hailing giant Grab has started subsidizing drivers who earn less than P330 for an hour-long trip. Grab Country Head Brian Cu said in a statement on […]

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Toyota investing $1 billion in ride-hailing company Grab

Tokyo — Japan’s top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 billion in Grab, the leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, the company said Wednesday. Toyota said it reached a deal with Grab Holdings to strengthen the existing partnership to grow in mobility services in the region. A Toyota executive will be appointed to Grab’s […]

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Grab passengers face fine

Amid mounting complaints by commuters against drivers, and vice versa, ride-hailing giant Grab said on Tuesday it might impose charges on passengers who would cancel their bookings, in the same way that Uber had. Cindy Toh, Grab marketing head, said the company might start charging the cancellation fees before July as part of its 100-day […]

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek wants to operate in PH – LTFRB exec

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek has expressed its interest in joining the country’s transport network vehicle service (TNVS) industry, an official from the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Monday. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada welcomed the move but said that Go-Jek’s entry would still have to undergo strict deliberation. “Go-Jek is interested […]

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Grab driver detained for threatening rider

It was a collision — not of vehicles but of pride. That was how a police investigator described the commotion that ensued between a Grab driver and his passenger, which led to a litany of criminal complaints — oral defamation, threats and reckless imprudence resulting in physical injury — being filed against the former in […]

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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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