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

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Uber board trims power of former chief Kalanick

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:26 AM

The board also votes unanimously to move forward with a billion-dollar investment by Japanese telco giant SoftBank

KALANICK. A picture taken on January 18, 2015 shows Travis Kalanick, co-founder of the US transportation network company Uber, speaking during the opening of the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich, southern Germany. Photo by Tobias Hase/AFP

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

Uber driver offers puzzles to commuters while stuck in traffic

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Because of the country's terrible traffic, Uber driver Boyet Ong makes use of his hobby to make his passengers happy

EXTRAORDINARY. It is not everyday that you find an entertaining Uber driver like Boyet Ong. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

VIRAL: Uber driver turned blood donor inspires netizens

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Good Samaritans like Uber driver Andrew Lebardo are not rare in the Philippines but blood supply still falls short of the target

LTFRB to require drug testing for drivers

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Drivers of buses, jeepneys, taxis, and ride-hailing services like Grab and Uber will be included in a memorandum circular on mandatory drug testing

MANDATORY. LTFRB board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada faces the media. Rappler file photo

Uber license renewal in London rejected

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Uber is not a 'fit and proper' private car hire operator, says London's transport authority

ROADBLOCKS. A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Paris shows the logo of Uber.  Since its debut in 2010, Uber has grown into a worldwide phenomenon despite regulatory hurdles and resistance from traditional taxi operators. Photo by AFP/Lionel Bonaventure

Uber Indonesia diselidiki karena kasus dugaan penyuapan terhadap kepolisian

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Diduga, karyawan Uber Indonesia sempat menyuap polisi untuk memperlancar status operasional kantor mereka

DUGAAN SUAP. Uber Indonesia tengah diselidiki terkait kasus dugaan suap terhadap pihak kepolisian Indonesia. Foto dari akun Instagram @uber_idn

Philippines: A nation on the road to progress

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:29 PM

With efforts coming from the public and private sectors our country slowly but surely makes for itself a better transport system

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 28-September 2, 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

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?

#FridayFeels: P190 million later

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Uber is back but what has the government done to fix the terrible traffic?

New Uber chief sees IPO in its future – report

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Freshly hired Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi meets with employees promising to fight for the company and hinting a stock market debut is in its future

NEW UBER CHIEF. In this file photo, Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 7, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. looking into whether Uber bribed foreign officials

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The company confirms that the US Justice Department is currently investigating them

CONTROVERSY MAGNET. Just as the disruptive transport company clears a hurdle, another one seems to appear almost instantaneously. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Uber hires Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM

UPDATED Uber is hoping he will now slip into the driver s seat at the controversy battered ride sharing service and steer it along a similarly glorious route as he did with Expedia

NEW UBER CHIEF. In this file photo, Dara Khosrowshahi attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 6, 2011 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What's the government's problem with ride-sharing companies?

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:06 PM

What's behind the government's crackdown on Uber?

Uber, Ombudsman, Bautista | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

'Uber is back:' Netizens celebrate as LTFRB lifts suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Meanwhile some social media users direct their attention toward the LTFRB after its decision to lift the suspension

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

Who is Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi?

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The Expedia chief is expected to take Uber s offer but nothing has been finalized yet Here s what you should know about him

TOP DOG. In this file photo, Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 7, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte, Aguirre, Callamard | Evening wRap

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña