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PCC fines Grab P6.5M for incorrect pricing data

The government’s antitrust body alleged Grab Philippines provided incorrect data about its pricing, thus impeding its review of whether or not the ride-hailing company has been addressing commuter woes since it took over Uber. The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) officials slapped the company with a P6.5-million fine, citing inconsistencies in Grab’s data about its pricing. […]

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We challenged Foodpanda and Grab Food to a race and here’s what happened

It’s no exaggeration—food delivery services have changed the way people eat. Those who don’t cook and who used to rely heavily on fast food hotlines now have a whole gamut of options. That hip joint in Poblacion? The childhood favorite you haven’t gone back to in years? That resto you’ve been meaning to go to, […]

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LTFRB rejects application of Indonesia’s ride-hailing firm Go-Jek

JAKARTA — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has rejected the request from Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek to operate in the country because of local regulation on corporate ownership. The LTFRB pre-accreditation committee’s Resolution No. 096, dated December 20, 2018, disapproves Go-Jek’s application through local transport network company (TNC) Velox Technology Philippines, kompas.com reported on recently. The board rejected the application […]

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2 new ride-hailing firms get LTFRB accreditation

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has accredited two new ride-hailing apps to break Grab’s virtual monopoly of the market. Snappycab, owned by Aztech Solution International Corp., and Ryd Global, of Ryd Global Inc., were awarded their certificates of accreditation on Friday, two days after LTFRB chair Martin Delgra and board member Ronaldo […]

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Grab unveils security features for drivers and passengers

Grab Philippines has intensified its security measures for both drivers and passengers. Grab country Head Brian Cu said the ride-hailing company is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone under their watch. “We are committed to improve safety not only to passengers but also to drivers,” Cu said. Grab launched a safety roadmap on Monday […]

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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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