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Grab, Uber ordered to pay P16M in fines

The country’s antitrust body fined Grab and Uber P16 million for allegedly causing undue difficulties that prejudiced the review of their controversial takeover deal. Top officials of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said on Wednesday the companies had made the review process unnecessarily difficult, despite clear orders against such actions. Grab Philippines, now the largest […]

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Grab welcomes UK audit firm as its third party monitor

Ride-hailing company Grab Philippines said on Wednesday it is “satisfied” with the decision of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to appoint international audit firm Smith & Williamson to monitor its compliance to pricing and service quality. Smith & Williamson will serve as the independent third party monitor trustee and will check on Grab’s compliance to […]

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PCC appoints UK audit firm to monitor Grab pricing, service quality

  Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has appointed international audit firm Smith & Williamson to monitor ride-hailing company, Grab Philippines. “Smith & Williamson as the independent monitoring group will serve as our eyes and ears on the ground. Their reports or recommendations will be evaluated but PCC will still ultimately determine any possible transgressions,” said PCC […]

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Bangko Sentral grants e-money license to Grab

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has granted an e-money license to Grab, which will enable the ride-hailing company to provide its consumers a number of additional payment services, aside from rides and express delivery. With the e-money license, Grab said it cann expand its mobile wallet service, GrabPay. This would further promote cashless transactions, […]

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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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Oct 17, 2018

That's what the Land Transportation Office, under Francis Ray Almora, Director for Law Enforcement in the agency will have

Oct 10, 2018

Last weekend’s race proved to be on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting that I just had to write about it again.

Oct 10, 2018

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