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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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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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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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Uber joins queue to hike ride share fees

Uber Philippines is seeking increased fare for its popular affordable vehicle category as drivers feel the pinch of higher fuel prices and new regulations. The move came after rival Grab also sought to increase fare earlier this month. Late last year, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowed a new fare scheme for […]

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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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No fare hike yet due to Train

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) warned on Monday that drivers and operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs) would be fined and their franchise revoked should they start charging higher fare rates without the agency’s approval. Following the expected increase in the prices of petroleum products due to the Duterte administration’s tax reform […]

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Stop misinforming the public, LTFRB tells blogger-TV host

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) called out on Friday blogger-TV host James Deakin for what it called his spreading of “fake news” when he posted on his Facebook page on Friday the alleged new guidelines covering transport network vehicle services (TNVS). Deakin said in his post that TNVS operators, including those with […]

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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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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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