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Manulife gives free insurance to 60,000 Grab, Lalamove riders

Apr 24, 2020 - 4:25 PM

'Delivery riders are essential in bringing necessities and important supplies safely to our doorsteps during this community quarantine,' says Richard Bates, president and CEO of Manulife Philippines


Grab provides free e-scooter service to frontliners

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The GrabWheels service is initially available in 7 cities in Metro Manila

FREE SERVICE. Grab rolls out GrabWheels for frontliners. File photo from the Department of Tourism

LIST: What you can order via GrabFood

Mar 27, 2020 - 9:22 AM

Check here for the list of partner establishments still available on the GrabFood app

Coronavirus prompts suspension of GrabShare starting March 13

Mar 12, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Grab Philippines says GrabShare will resume once the 'public health situation de-escalates'

SUSPENDED. Grab Philippines suspends GrabShare. Rappler file photo

Grab for Good: Grab Philippines aims to help Filipinos thrive in the digital economy

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:47 AM

We sat down with Grab Philippines’ executives to talk about their mission to improve lives through tech

LOOK: GrabKitchen opens first branch in Glorietta

Feb 13, 2020 - 5:15 PM

GrabFood's 'central kitchen' lets you mix and match orders from 6 GrabFood merchants, all in one place – Coco, 24 Chicken, Recovery Food, Frank & Dean, Omakase, and Mister Kabab

NPC suspends Grab's selfie, audio, video recording systems

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:05 AM

The National Privacy Commission says Grab 'did not sufficiently identify and assess the risks posed by these systems on the rights and freedoms' of its passengers

SUSPENDED. Grab's in-car audio and video recording were suspended 3 weeks into its pilot testing. Photo from Ana Sanchez's Facebook

GrabFood expands to Iloilo

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:46 PM

The GrabFood expansion to Iloilo comes right on time for the city's Dinagyang Festival

NOW IN ILOILO. Iloilo City residents may now avail of Grab's food delivery service. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Grab 'seriously considering' GrabBike revival

Jan 07, 2020 - 11:22 AM

'Grab has prepared its approach for reviving its GrabBike service, and is ready to present to the LTFRB and the DOTr anytime it is asked to,' the company says

SEEKING A COMEBACK. Grab is considering reinvestment in its motorcycle taxi service, amid talks of regulating motorcycles for public transport. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'Thank you sa piso': Netizens feeling 'grateful' for Grab refund

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:29 PM

'Hanggang saan aabot ang piso mo?'

Grab refunding passengers starting December 31

Dec 26, 2019 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The P1-refund is available to GrabCar riders with total fares of every P1,200 from February 10 to May 10; and every P450 from May 11 to August 10

Grab ordered to refund riders another P14 million

Dec 18, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The Philippine Competition Commission fines Grab another P16.15 million for violating its commitments on pricing and driver cancellation rates

FINED ANEW. The Philippine Competition Commission fined Grab for a fourth time during the initial undertaking of monitoring its commitments, this time imposing a P16.15-million fine for pricing and service quality violations.

Grab says riders to get rebate of 'less than a peso to over P100'

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Grab Philippines also insists that 'no overcharging happened' as the higher fares were driven by 'uncontrollable factors' such as booking demand and traffic conditions

Antitrust body orders Grab to refund P5M to riders

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) The new disgorgement mechanism will require Grab to refund any excess fares to riders through their GrabPay accounts

GrabFood celebrates 1st anniversary in the Philippines with ‘One Big Handaan’ - the biggest online feast of 2019

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:09 AM

Promos include P1 delivery, 40% discounts, P111 vouchers, special merchant deals, and flash sales

Valenzuela City, Grab team up for faster business permit system

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Paspas Permit will allow Valenzuela City's business permit applicants to transact online and then have their business plates delivered through GrabExpress

SMART CITY. The online business permit application system is part of a deal between Grab Philippines and Valenzuela City to create a smart city. Photo from Grab PH

Grab crash victim: I have not received any financial aid

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Grab denies this allegation, showing a check for around P166,000, which it issued and was received by the victim's uncle

Karen Greneta, road crash victim at the senate hearing on the Philippine Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and Families bill. October 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Grab doubles down on safety through new in-app 'Safety Center'

Aug 29, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The ride-hailing platform invests at least $20 million to work on safety for its users

SAFER EVERYDAY. Grab Philippines President Brian Cu strengthens the app's safety proposition through its new centralized access point for safety features. Photo from Grab

Grab supports local merchants through #GrabNakakaLOKAL Festival

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The festival will run until the end of August

No more unfulfilled late-night cravings with Grab’s 24/7 service

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:00 PM

You can easily order milk tea, chicken, and burgers any time of the day

‘This can’t be right’: Bela Padilla calls out Grab driver for revealing home address

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Grab Philippines apologizes, and tells the actress it will investigate the matter

Why these GrabFood riders find their job rewarding

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Get to know some of the people behind your orders

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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