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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

LTFRB: Hatchbacks also allowed in Metro Cebu, Pampanga

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Hatchback units are allowed to operate under ride-hailing services only within a 3-year period according to the LTFRB

REGULATION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III appeared at the Senate committee on public service hearing on February 15, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Uber loss leapt to $4.5B in 2017 as final quarter showed hope

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The losses grow from the $2.8 billion it lost in 2016

UBER. The ride-sharing leader reports losses for the final 3 months of 2017. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP


Kuwait deployment ban, LTFRB on ride-hailing cap, Sharon Cuneta on Duterte | Evening wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

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LTFRB raises ride-hailing vehicle cap to 66,750

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) The transport regulatory body also orders hatchback units to operate within Metro Manila only and should charge lower rates compared to sedans

QC police arrests Uber driver for allegedly harassing female rider

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Uber partner-driver Troy Silva is accused of harassing his sleeping female passenger

VIRAL: Uber driver eating on the road inspires netizens

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Netizens lauds Uber driver Teofisto Torres who was seen eating his meal from a plastic bag while driving through traffic in Metro Manila

DOH on Dengvaxia deaths, Pimentel on Cha-Cha, LTFRB on new ride-hailing applications | Evening wRap

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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LTFRB will not process new franchise applications for ride-hailing services

Feb 02, 2018 - 2:07 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says the regulatory board will process applications submitted as of July 2017

PRIOTIZED. LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada said current active drivers will be prioritized during franchise applications.

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

Uber Philippines seeks fare hike, citing tax reform law

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) From the current P5.70 fare per kilometer for UberX, the ride-hailing service firm proposes to increase it to P9 to P12, depending on the time of the day

FARE HIKE PETITION. Under the petition, proposed fare per kilometer for UberX will increase to P9-P12, depending on the time of the day, from the current P5.70

'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

Mayon Volcano eruption, Sanofi on Dengvaxia victims, Poe on LTFRB circular | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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Poe to LTFRB: 'Explain the math' behind cap on ride-hailing vehicles

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Units registered under Grab Philippines and Uber are around 125,000, exceeding the cap two times over

EXPLAIN. Senator Grace Poe asks the LTFRB to explain the cap on cars under transport network vehicle service. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Uber caps driver hours to 10 in Britain

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:13 PM

After 10 hours of driving, drivers will not be able to log on to the app. They are required to take an uninterrupted 6-hour break to be able to log in again

LONDON UBER. This file photo taken on September 22, 2017 shows a man holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London. Photo by Ben Fathers/AFP


No fare hike due to new taxes until March – LTFRB

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it will consult with the National Economic and Development Authority on a 'justifiable' fare increase

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

SoftBank seals deal for large Uber stake

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The two firms did not provide details of the valuation but a source says the investment was based on Uber's worth of $48 billion, down from $71 billion earlier this year

EU court says Uber is taxi service, can be regulated

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:05 PM

(UPDATED) The case is yet another thorn in the side for scandal-rocked Uber, which has drawn the fury of local taxi drivers and officials for flouting local regulations

RIDE-SHARING BEHEMOTH. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace/AFP

171,000 Filipinos affected by 2016 data breach – Uber

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Uber says exposed were the phone numbers, email addresses and registered names of affected Filipino users

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP


U.S. prosecutors confirm Uber target of criminal probe

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:19 AM

A letter made public Wednesday, December 13, in Waymo's civil suit against Uber over swiped self-driving car secrets confirmed the ride-share service is the target of a US criminal investigation

RIDE-SHARING BEHEMOTH. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Uber, DPWH join forces for better traffic planning

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The ride-hailing company will share traffic data with the government to help analyze how infrastructure projects affect traffic

Rappler readers share how they really feel about Manila traffic and parking issues

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Traffic has not only affected our personal schedules, but also takes time away to spend with loved ones. This Rappler-led survey digs deeper into how traffic changes our lives every single day

The week in photos: November 25-December 1, 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Pope Francis takes a ride in a rickshaw during the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on December 1, 2017.Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar on November 30 for the second stage of a visit that has been overshadowed by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO

Metro Manila has 3rd worst traffic in Southeast Asia – study

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

A study by the Boston Consulting Group shows Metro Manila motorists and commuters get stuck in traffic for an average of 66 minutes daily

Uber confirms PH users affected by massive data breach

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:57 PM

However, the company is unable to provide details as to how many were actually exposed in the 2016 incident


Court blocks Uber ride-sharing in Israel

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:21 PM

The Tel Aviv district court judge's injunction ordering the services to stop from Wednesday comes after a court challenge from a taxi drivers' union and a separate ride-hailing app

Should Uber users be worried about data hack?

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Affected users may be the target of spam campaigns on their phone and phishing campaigns designed to extricate bank details or infect phones with viruses


Uber in legal crosshairs over hack cover-up

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stolen files include names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers for riders, and the names and driver license information of some 600,000 drivers, according to Uber

PH privacy commission summons Uber execs over data breach

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The meeting on November 23 is part of the 'formal breach notification procedure' required under the Philippines' Data Privacy Act of 2012

Hackers stole data from 57M Uber riders, drivers – CEO

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:06 AM

(UPDATED) Uber says hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers of the ridesharing service in a 2016 incident

With emojis, hugot phrases, even Hangul, people shared how traffic made them feel

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:02 PM

On Friday, November 17, Uber screened their Boxes film live along 5th Avenue, BGC – and invited passers-by to share their thoughts on traffic in Manila

The way we move: How traffic and parking issues affect our lives

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Traffic and parking issues have affected our lives in many different ways. What did people have to say about these problems and what we can do to #UnlockManila?

How much time and money do we waste sitting in traffic and looking for parking?

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

A third-party study commissioned by Uber reveals insights that compound the urgency to beat congestion in Metro Manila

Japan's SoftBank: 'No final agreement' on Uber

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:07 AM

The statement comes after Uber said it had entered an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and investment group Dragoneer on what it termed a 'potential investment'

Uber gives green light for sale of stake to Japan's SoftBank

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

(UPDATED) 'We've entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential investment,' a company statement says

EDSA 'parking lot': Commuters endure traffic ahead of ASEAN Summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA opens the ASEAN lane along EDSA Northbound to the public as of 6 pm on Saturday, November 11

Heavy Traffic continues along Pasay -Edsa as of 5:30 pm. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Uber loses employment rights case in Britain

Nov 10, 2017 - 7:39 PM

The London employment court rejects Uber's appeal against an October 2016 ruling in a case that is being closely watched for the wider implications for Britain's booming 'gig economy'

UBER LOSES. This file photo taken on September 22, 2017 shows a man holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London. Photo by Ben Fathers/AFP

Uber teams up with NASA to make flying taxis

Nov 09, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Uber hopes to have demonstration flights ready by 2020

UBER AIR. Currently in development, the service plans to make use of vehicles that are able to take off vertically. Image from Uber


CONVERSATION: How can we help solve parking and traffic problems in the city?

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Congestion is an issue that affects motorists, commuters, and everyone who needs to move around Metro Manila. Read on what people have to say about the metro's traffic and parking issues

Unlocking better opportunities in our cities

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:05 PM

When we free up our roads and parking spaces, we create room for progress – and more breathing space for our lives

Cebu City to use Grab, Uber for official trips, says mayor

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:59 PM

City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says this will achieve two things: save money on official vehicles, and track down where city employees are to make sure they are doing their jobs

EXPERIMENT. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña mandates his employees to use Grab and Uber for official trips to save on money and be tracked down.

LTFRB stickers for Grab and Uber, Global Gender Gap rankings, NY attack suspect | Midday wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:26 PM

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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

Impunity in PH, Gawad Sikatuna, NY terror suspect is Uber driver | Evening wRap

Nov 01, 2017 - 6:54 PM

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New York terror suspect drove for Uber

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Uber says Saipov had been a New Jersey Uber driver for the past 6 months, with over 1,400 trips in his log

SAYFULLO SAIPOV. This handout photograph obtained courtesy of the St. Charles County Dept. of Corrections in the midwestern US state of Missouri on October 31, 2017 shows Sayfullo Habibullahevic Saipov, the suspected driver who killed 8 people in New York on October 31, 2017. Photo by St. Charles County Dept. of Corrections/AFP

Enam daerah yang menolak transportasi online

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Keberadaan transportasi online dinilai menggerus pendapatan para sopir angkutan konvensional

Sejumlah sopir angkutan umum membentangkan spanduk saat berunjuk rasa di Balai Kota Sukabumi, Jawa Barat, Selasa (26/9). FOTO oleh Budiyanto/ANTARA

Uber files appeal against London ban

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:32 PM

"We have this morning filed our appeal on the London licence decision at Westminster Magistrates' Court," Uber says in a statement ahead of the Friday deadline

UBER IN LONDON. This file photo taken on September 22, 2017 shows a woman posing whilst holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber, near to a black London taxi cab in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP