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TNC Predator nabs $125,000 prize in ESL One championship win

Oct 28, 2019 - 1:26 PM

TNC Predator is the first Southeast Asian Dota 2 team to win the tournament

THE TEAM. TNC Predator wins the DOTA 2 championships at ESL One Hamburg 2019. Image from TNC Facebook page.

Philippines’ TNC Predator takes home P35M in ‘Dota 2’ tourney

Aug 22, 2019 - 5:42 PM

It's the biggest they've won from the annual 'Dota 2' The International tournament

TNC PREDATOR. Photo from official TNC Facebook page


Philippines' TNC bags $500,000 as it reclaims World Electronic Sports Games crown

Mar 11, 2019 - 12:47 AM

TNC is now a 2-time WESG champ having won the inaugural tournament as well in 2016

TNC. Photo from World Electronic Sports Games 2018


Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:44 PM

(UPDATED) Valve's Dota 2 team steps in, banning Carlo 'Kuku' Palad from competing in the upcoming Chongqing Major

WATCH: 6 questions with the founder of new Grab competitor, Micab

May 17, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Eddie Ybañez speaks to Rappler on what MiCab brings to the ridesharing landscape

MIADS. Micab is able to eliminate booking fees and surge charging thanks to its ad business called MiAds, says Micab CEO Eddie Ybañez. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Better for Uber to stop operations on April 8 – LTFRB

Apr 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Their apps might be up but is the back system in place? Is the full support in place?' LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says following the Philippine Competition Commission order for Uber and Grab to continue separate operations pending a review of their deal

CLOSE DOWN. The LTFRB wants Uber to close down if they don't want enough manpower to deal with customer grievances. PHOTO FROM SHUTTERSTOCK

TNC guaranteed at least P3.5M in winnings after losers bracket save

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:45 PM

TNC falls to a lower bracket but defeats Optic Gaming to continue in the $1-million Dota 2 tournament


TNC secures winners bracket slot in Dota 2 Asia Championships

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The PH powerhouse rampages in tiebreaker round, wins 4 straight


U-Hop operations suspended in Batangas

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Batangas City Councilor Oliver Macatangay says the city council suspended U-Hop operations as the operators have yet to secure Certificates of Public Convenience from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

Current Grab drivers seek to be prioritized in permit application

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Department of Transportation says it will review the limit on the number of vehicles for ride-hailing apps

TNVS. Grab Philippines Head Brian Cu urged LTFRB to increase the common supply base for Transport Network Vehicle Services in a press conference on January 30, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB to accept applications for ride-hailing services again

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The board will be implementing a new process of application for Transport Network Vehicle Services permits or those who want to drive for Grab or Uber

OPEN. The LTFRB will start accepting applications for ride-hailing services again on February 5. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

'Hindi makatarungan': Grab, Uber drivers slam LTFRB for limiting cars

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Papatayin ninyo ang hanapbuhay ng mga Pilipino,' says TeamSpeed, a group of Grab and Uber drivers

AFFECTED UBER DRIVER. A group of Grab and Uber drivers wants the LTFRB to reconsider their order capping cars driving for ride-hailing applications. File photo by Raisa Serafica

PH's TNC eliminated from Galaxy Battles II

Jan 21, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The local favorites go home with $35,000


WATCH: Fans go crazy as TNC, OG do exhibition match with fans

Jan 19, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Audience members scream and cheer for a chance to play with the powerhouse teams

SHOWMATCH. TNC members pick two extra members from the audience in an exhibition match with Europe's OG. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


TNC lives to fight another day, beats Infamous

Jan 19, 2018 - 7:41 PM

TNC wins their do-or-die match against the team from Peru, setting them up for a second round match against the winner of the VGJ.Thunder versus Team Spirit

VICTORY. The crowd rejoices as the TNC wins its match against Infamous. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


WATCH: TNC fighting to survive first day of Galaxy Battles II

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:04 PM

TNC battles Peru's Infamous in do-or-die match. Watch it here!

GALAXY BATTLES 2. Image from Galaxy Battles Facebook page.

LTFRB limits cars under ride-hailing apps to 45,700

Jan 18, 2018 - 6:07 PM

LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada says Grab has around 55,000 units, while Uber has around 70,000

CAPPED. LTFRB sets a limit to the number of TNVS drivers. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Fare hike? Uber to gauge impact of new taxes first

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Uber Philippines says it will take a 'holistic approach' and consider various factors before it files its fare hike petition

Traffic along Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong on August 15, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LTFRB slams TV host for spreading 'fake news'

Dec 09, 2017 - 12:07 AM

The LTFRB and TV host James Deakin lock horns over ride-hailing applications

TV HOST. James Deakin presents an automobile feature show. Photo from Deakin's Facebook page

Dela Rosa advises Grab: Think about security, not money

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:03 PM

This comes after a model Grab driver was killed by no less than the passenger who booked him

ONE-ON-ONE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks with Grab country head Brian Cu. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab, Uber ordered to put LTFRB stickers on their cars

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The stickers will allow commuters and law enforcers to easily spot Transport Network Vehicles (TNVs) on the road either for riding or apprehension, the LTFRB says

STICKER REQUIRED. LTFRB releases a new memorandum circular. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab allows 'No ID, No Entry' policy for passengers after driver's slay

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Grab also warns riders to be precise in setting their pick up and drop off points, as drivers will strictly follow what they pin down

FOR THE DRIVERS. Grab ups their security standards after one of their driver gets killed. Rappler file photo

WATCH: How Uber got suspended and why it matters

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Who was wrong in the Uber saga? What does the controversy say about the country s transportation problems?

LTFRB lifts Uber suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Uber can operate in the Philippines again after the company paid a P190 million fine and provided compensation to its drivers

UBER BACK. The LTFRB allows the transportation giant to operate once more. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Uber pays P190-M fine but still suspended

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The LTFRB still requires Uber to submit proof that it has paid its drivers P299 24 million during the days they were not allowed to ply the streets

STILL SUSPENDED. Uber submits incomplete requirements to lift its suspension. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

P190-M fine should make Uber ‘rethink’ actions – Poe

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Senator Grace Poe however is quite disappointed the LTFRB released its decision late on Friday barring Uber from paying the penalty immediately

WELCOMED DECISION. Senate Grace Poe agrees with the LTFRB's decision to fine Uber P190 million in order to life its suspension. File photo by Senate PRIB

LTFRB to Uber: Pay P190 million, we'll lift suspension

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 PM

UPDATED The LTFRB bases the fine on the daily earnings of Uber which it estimates to earn between P7 million and P10 million per day by servicing at least 150 000 trips a day

SUSPENSION CONVERTED. LTFRB chief Martin Delgra faces media to explain their stand on transport network companies. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Must watch videos from this week

KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'Micab' taxi-hailing app service not yet in Manila, clarifies CEO

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The service is currently available in Cebu where it was launched in 2015 and Iloilo

NEW CHALLENGER. As Uber and Grab face regulation issues, alternate apps come to the fore such as Micab, whose logo appears above. Image from Micab/Facebook


Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding'

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:55 PM

If there s been a misunderstanding in the past that s on us and I apologize for that misunderstanding says Uber regional executive Michael Brown

As Uber hits the brakes, TNC applicants eye share of riders

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:59 AM

At stake is a demand of 300 000 phone booked trips per day the LTFRB estimates

WAITING. UBER office in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber suspension stays as LTFRB junks appeal

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:55 PM

UPDATED Uber says it is disappointed but will comply with the one month suspension order

DENIED. LTFRB denies Uber's motion for reconsideration. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Leader of TNVS drivers' group: Uber at fault

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:35 PM

TeamSpeed president Bobby Coronel hopes Uber will learn its lesson and fully comply with regulations

DEMAND. TeamSpeed president Bobby Coronel says Uber must provide for their drivers now forbidden to ply the roads. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab puts cap on surge charges after Uber suspension

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The maximum 1 4x surge amounts to an additional fare of at least P20 and at most P50 the company says

LOWER SURGE. Grab country head Brian Cu says they do not want to charge riders too much after Uber's suspension. Grab app photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

TIMELINE: Why only Uber is suspended

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED Because Grab has so far complied with the LTFRB s orders to stop accepting and accrediting new drivers – the rule that Uber supposedly violated

REGULATED. The LTFRB suspends Uber operations for one month, while its competitor Grab remains operational. Rappler photo

Uber suspended for 1 month

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM

UPDATED This comes after the transport network company defied the LTFRB order to stop accrediting more drivers

TNC eliminated, takes home P18M from Dota tourney

Aug 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Europe based OG gets revenge from the PH team that eliminated them in last year s tournament

PH's TNC falls to China's best in Dota tourney

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:39 AM

The PH team is still in contention but is one series loss away from elimination

STILL ALIVE. TNC's Sam Hidalgo (left) and Canadian Theeban Siva (right) continue their The International 7 journey in the lower bracket


P526.6M at stake for PH Dota teams TNC and Execration in tourney

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:05 PM

TNC and Execration already secure P17 million and P5 9 million respectively ahead of the main event on Tuesday August 8


Taxi operators: Asking for higher fares is like Uber, Grab surge pricing

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Pagka ang pasahero magpapahatid sa lugar na matraffic malulugi yung driver says the head of the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association

ALLOWED. Unaccredited taxis arrive for the arriving passengers in Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Uber to LTFRB: Don't impose ancient rules on technological innovations

Aug 03, 2017 - 1:25 PM

What we are asking for is the right regulation and right process We cannot impose 1900s level of regulation says Uber s Yves Gonzalez

REGULATIONS. Uber Philippines has asked the government to stop imposing ancient rules on today's technology innovations. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Uber survives LTFRB hearing, gets more time to defend accreditation

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Uber is off the hook for now

MORE TIME. The LTFRB gives Uber 5 more days to explain why their accreditation should not be cancelled. EPA photo.

LTFRB 'shocked' that Uber, Grab have over 100,000 drivers

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Uber tells lawmakers in a House hearing that it has more than 66 000 drivers while Grab says it has over 52 000

RISING VOLUME. This is the second time the government suspends acceptance of TNVS applications. Rappler file photo

Uber may lose accreditation for getting new drivers – LTFRB

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The LTFRB says Uber has continued to accredit new drivers despite being ordered to stop last July 26; the company denies it

REGULATION. The LTFRB has had a difficult time regulating the transport network companies as the Philippines is one of the first countries to do so. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

What's the fuss about the Grab, Uber regulation issue?

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:26 AM

What s happening between the LTFRB and ride hailing services? Here s a rundown of the ongoing controversy

LTFRB eyes 'minimum working hours' for Grab, Uber drivers

Jul 27, 2017 - 12:36 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says this will ensure that the ride hailing services fulfill their duty to serve the public and deter the practice of operating only when surge prices are high

MINIMUM HOURS. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says providing public service means having fixed hours of work. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LTFRB orders Grab, Uber to deactivate drivers registered after June 30

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:37 PM

LTFRB reiterates its order for Uber to submit its master list of drivers as the agency has only received Grab s

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Gov't tells PUV operators: Step up because of Grab, Uber

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The DOTr urges public utility vehicle operators to ensure good service while the LTFRB says the popularity of ride hailing firms should be taken as a wake up call

STEP UP. DOTr undersecretary Thomas Orbos tells PUV operators to do better because of Uber and Grab. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab, Uber riders only a minority – LTFRB

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Sila lang ho yung maingay sa social media [but] definitely government will not budge we will not be allowed or influenced because of social media LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says

FAIRNESS. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada vows to treat other public utility vehicle operators equally as with Grab and Uber. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA chief orders colorum Grab, Uber drivers to get off the streets

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Kung colorum ka dapat wala ka sa lansangan MMDA chairman Danny Lim says addressing Grab and Uber drivers with expired or no permits

ROADS CLOGGED. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says roads have been flooded with more cars in the past few years. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler