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Grab slammed for 'normalizing' cheating

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:07 PM

(UPDATED) After receiving backlash online, Grab Philippines says they will reach out to the female celebrities to extend their apologies

Grab: 'Transport holiday' had no effect on passenger bookings

Jul 08, 2019 - 6:20 PM

'Passenger booking requests were served well through efforts by TNVS drivers all over Metro Manila,' says Grab Philippines

DEACTIVATED. Some of deactivated transport network vehicles service (TNVS) driver-partners of Grab Philippines hold a protest caravan from Quezon City Memorial Circle. File photo by Maria Tan

Ride-hailing drivers to go on 'transport holiday' July 8

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Some ride-hailing drivers will go offline on July 8, in protest of the franchise requirements of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

HOLIDAY. Leaders of TNVS groups and their lawyers chant 'No to LTFRB's pahirap policies!' while raising banners that highlight their concerns on June 4, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

Grab: 15,000 'colorum' drivers deactivated since start of 2019

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Grab Philippines president Brian Cu appeals to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to 'find ways to quickly increase the number of drivers'

DEACTIVATED. Some of deactivated transport network vehicles service (TNVS) driver-partners of the ride-hailing app company, Grab Philippines, hold a protest caravan on June 11, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan

Deactivated Grab drivers ask LTFRB, DOTr for ‘understanding, compassion’

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Grab drivers list the reasons it’s difficult for them to secure the certificates of public convenience that the LTFRB requires

Grab urges drivers set for deactivation on June 10 to reapply

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The deactivation of unaccredited Grab drivers will push through on Monday, June 10, but the company says those affected can still vie for 10,000 new slots

LTFRB to Grab: Why deactivate unaccredited drivers only now?

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says drivers who failed to get accredited 'should have already been deactivated by Grab' months ago

Grab to deactivate 8,000 drivers by June 10

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Filipinos can expect longer booking time and price surges, as Grab is set to deactivate some 8,000 drivers for failure to comply with LTFRB requirements

Grab these exclusive offers from June 1-5!

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Don't miss out on these exciting daily deals — only from Grab!

Grab celebrates 7th year with P7-M promos, rewards

May 25, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Grab Philippines will also launch carpooling services within Makati and Ortigas zones in June, and between those zones in July

7TH YEAR. Grab give away rewards, promo codes, and discounts on its 7th year in business. Photo from Grab

Grab partners with Comelec for voter education

May 03, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Grab says Metro Manila and Cebu voters will also enjoy a discount on Election Day, when they head to polls

VOTER EDUCATION. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu places the "One Destination" sticker on a GrabCar that identifies the vehicle as part of the campaign on voter education. Photo from Comelec

Grab sets measures to curb driver, passenger cancellations

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Grab Philippines says it is 'mindful that cancellations are frustrating for everyone.' Here's how it plans to discourage both drivers and passengers from canceling rides.

GrabPay now offered for SM Cinema ticket purchases

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Consumers may either purchase their tickets at the cinema or on the SM Cinema website using GrabPay

MOBILE WALLET. Huey Ooi Tyng (L), GrabPay Managing director for Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia poses with Mara Coson (R) of SM Investments Corporation in front of an SM cinema counter. Photo from Grab

Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

Grab driver arrested in Makati for pointing 'gun' at security guard

Apr 02, 2019 - 10:46 AM

(UPDATED) Grab Philippines says it has banned the driver from its platform and that it will fully cooperate with authorities in their investigation

SUSPECT. Grab driver Hyron Henry Roscom is arrested for alleged grava threat on April 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of Makati police.

Need water? Grab Igib delivers for free in parts of Metro Manila

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) Grab will reopen its free water delivery service in parts of Marikina City and Quezon City starting Thursday, April 4, along with the launch of a water hub in Mandaluyong City

GrabExpress driver's tip leads to seizure of P1.5-M party drugs in Makati

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Two students refuse to open a package they were sending to Bonifacio Global City, prompting a Grab Express driver to bring the package straight to the police station

Is Tugade blocking Go-Jek's entry into the Philippines because of Grab?

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran says Secretary Arthur Tugade is 'not a micromanager'

Why the Philippines has been slow to adopt e-wallets

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:42 PM

And why that's about to change

Ride-hailing firm Grab secures $1.5 billion in funding

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The fresh investment from the Vision Fund of Softbank Group brings the total financing secured by Singapore-headquartered Grab over the past year to more than $4.5 billion

Grab Philippines donates shooting simulator to highway police

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Grab says the simulator would enhance the PNP Highway Patrol Group's road safety and security skills

SIMULATOR. Philippines' top cop Oscar Albayalde tried out the shooting simulator donated by Grab. Photo from Grab Philippines

Free chocolates, serenades, promo codes, and more from Grab this Valentine’s Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Single? No worries — Grab is spreading #KiligForEveryone

Get 'kilig' with Grab's Valentines' gimmick: Baes, free rides, discounts

Feb 09, 2019 - 6:32 PM

With the day of hearts just around the corner, passengers can book 'GrabBaes', get free rides, surprise deliveries, or redeem freebies

BAE. Here are the 'GrabBaes' or Grab's kilig ambassador during the #KiligforEveryone launch. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Ex-PCC legal counsel named as Grab Philippines manager

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Out of propriety, Grab Philippines public affairs manager Nicka Hosaka says she will not handle matters related to the Philippine Competition Commission

MANAGER. Grab's newest public affairs manager Nicka Hosaka is a former legal counsel for Shopee and Philippine Competition Commission. Photo from Hosaka's LinkedIn profile

Grab Philippines prohibits election campaign ads on cars

Feb 02, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'We request the public to reach out to us for any sightings of these vehicles,' says Grab Philippines public affairs head Leo Gonzales

CAMPAIGN AD. This photo shows a car for a Grab ride with a campaign ad decal plastered on it. Sourced photo

Thai retailer Central puts $200 million into Grab

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Grab co-founder Anthony Tan says the Central deal brings together Thailand's 'local retail champion' with the 'local technology champion'

grab application on phone. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Grab launches 8 new app features

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Among the new features include saving places, rewards points for being canceled on by drivers, and many others

INTEGRATION. Grab Philippines President Brian Cu says their digital payment GrabPay will also be integrated in other services. Image from Shutterstock, Grab app screengrab

Ex-Uber U.S. exec now leads Grab transport team

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Former country head Brian Cu is now Grab Philippines president, overseeing other services aside from transport

GRAB HEAD. Chris Taylor is the new Grab Philippines head. Photo from Taylor's LinkedIn

What's your Metro Manila adventure?

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:32 AM

Here's how Grab's working to make each in-city adventure better than the next

Antitrust body fines Grab Philippines anew

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:50 AM

(3rd UPDATE) PCC Commissioner Johannes Bernabe explains the failure to submit the needed data 'prevented the PCC and the 3rd party body' from monitoring the pricing commitments

Grab adds 12 restaurants in its food delivery menu

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Here are the international and homegrown food chains now part of GrabFood

TOP ORDERED. Milk tea is among the top ordered food on Grab. Photo courtesy of Grab Philippines

Family of Grab passenger in car crash to proceed with case vs drivers

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Grab Philippines says it will continue to cooperate with authorities 'to seek justice' for Marko de Guzman, who died from injuries in a car crash in Manila

Grab offers unli P2P bus, jeepney rides in Metro Manila this Christmas season

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The free rides aim to supplement the limited number of cars that can be booked through the app

FREE RIDES. Grab Philippines launches free unlimited bus and jeepney rides for Christmas. Photo from Grab

Grab passenger dies from injuries in car crash

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Marko de Guzman, a 20-year-old University of Santo Tomas engineering student, dies over a month after the car crash

Grab rider suffers brain injury after car crash

Nov 23, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Grab Philippines says it continues to reach out to Marko de Guzman's family but the latter says the offered assistance is not enough to cover the medical expenses

Grab launches food service, brings 'Crave City' to BGC

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The service is available in Metro Manila and is currently being tested in Cebu City and Mandaue in Cebu with over 4,000 restaurants to choose from

DELIVERY SERVICE. Grab officially launches GrabFood in Taguig. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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Nov 05, 2018 - 9:07 PM

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LOOK: Grab launches premium tricycle service

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The GrabTrike Premium service is only currently available in Binalonan, Pangasinan

Always running into Grab-related commuting problems?

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Here’s how you can ensure a smoother ride the next time you book

Grab to ask PCC to reconsider P12-M fine

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:17 PM

The PCC is penalizing Grab for supposedly failing to keep its pre-Uber acquisition prices and quality of service, among other alleged violations of interim rules

Rappler file photo

Grab to train drivers as emergency first responders

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Grab drivers will no longer just get you to your destination. The company's plan is for them to become emergency first responders and aid in busting crime, too.

Antitrust watchdog fines Grab P16 million over Uber deal

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine Competition Commission slaps Grab with a fine of P12 million and Uber with P4 million for causing 'undue difficulties' to the review of their deal

Exercise, recipe videos coming to a Grab ride near you

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) Soon, Grab riders will be able to watch people in motion and yummy dishes while enduring the traffic

Photo from IDOOH and Active8me


Top UK audit firm to monitor Grab pricing, service quality

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine Competition Commission chief Arsenio Balisacan says Smith & Williamson 'will serve as our eyes and ears on the ground'

COMPLIANCE. The Philippine Competition Commission selects Smith & Williamson to monitor Grab's compliance to pricing and service quality commitments.

Months after Uber left, where are the new ride-hailing firms?

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Almost 6 months have passed but the new firms have yet to make a dent in the ride-hailing market

Grab PH expands mobile wallet services to bills payment, purchases

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Grab is among 11 non-banks licensed to operate as electronic money issuers in the country

FULL SUITE. Users of Grab Philippines will soon experience its 'full suite' of mobile wallet services.

Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5M over merger

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore says the merger significantly reduced market competition and led to higher fares

Itogon landslide, Nene Pimentel on Mocha Uson, Grab fares | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:59 PM

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P2/min travel charge back but Grab lowers surge pricing cap

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The new surge pricing cap is effective Friday, September 21

SURGE. Grab lowers its surge pricing cap. Rappler file photo

Grab: We'll do everything until P10M fine is reversed

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Grab Philippines maintains that the P2-per-minute fare component is 'legal'

NOT ILLEGAL. Grab Public Affairs Head Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge is not illegal. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler