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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.
The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission contains no specific pricing or timing for the market debut for Uber, which according to media reports is expected to raise some $10 billion
'Careem and Uber are joining forces. We have reached an agreement in which Uber will acquire Careem for $3.1 billion,' a joint statement reads.
(3rd UPDATE) The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board reiterates that Go-Jek's local subsidiary does not meet the 60% Filipino ownership requirement
We didn't ask for it – but we got it anyway
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 says the simulator would enhance the PNP Highway Patrol Group's road safety and security skills
Transeek app will be available for Android smartphone users this year
Grab co-founder Anthony Tan says the Central deal brings together Thailand's 'local retail champion' with the 'local technology champion'
(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
Indonesian ride-hailing giant Go-Jek refuses to disclose the amount it has invested in Coins.ph, but says it is a 'substantial' acquisition of shares
(UPDATED) The pre-accreditation committee of the LTFRB says Go-Jek's local subsidiary Velox Technology Philippines violates the foreign ownership rule in public utility
The Department of Transportation hits Angkas for continuing 'to brazenly defy the order of the Supreme Court' to temporarily stop its operations
Angkas is hosting a free thanksgiving concert on December 22, featuring many local artists
There are now 8 companies accredited this year, and 9 overall in the Philippine ride-hailing industry
Here’s how you can ensure a smoother ride the next time you book
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
(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
(UPDATED) Philippine Competition Commission chief Arsenio Balisacan says Smith & Williamson 'will serve as our eyes and ears on the ground'
The multibillion-dollar firm plans to introduce ride-hailing services for sedans, SUVs, AUVs, and taxis in 3 Philippine cities as part of its $500-million overseas expansion drive
Almost 6 months have passed but the new firms have yet to make a dent in the ride-hailing market
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore says the merger significantly reduced market competition and led to higher fares
Government regulators slam a court order allowing the motorcycle ride-hailing company to resume operations while its case is pending
(3rd UPDATE) The motorcycle ride-hailing firm gets a preliminary injunction from the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court
Grab Philippines, among other ride-hailing companies, can once again charge P2 per minute of travel, 15 days after the publication of Memorandum Circular 2018-019 on September 5
Grab Philippines maintains that the P2-per-minute fare component is 'legal'
But the P10-million fine against Grab still stands
A group of ride-hailing services drivers says the PBA party list representative's accusations led to 'reduced income' for them
'We ask our drivers and passengers to be patient,' says Grab Philippines
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In fact, Grab has a 5% fare hike petition pending with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
Any breach of the fair pricing conditions and service quality commitments set by the Philippine Competition Commission will subject Grab to fines of up to P2 million per violation
Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu says they have addressed the 'root causes' of unwanted driver behavior
The subsidy will be provided to drivers for trips that fall below P5.50 per minute or P330 per hour, which is the ideal amount a driver should earn, according to Grab Philippines
(UPDATED) The Japanese automaker plans to expand beyond its core business into the 'mobility' sector
(3rd UPDATE) This means ride-hailing companies can no longer set or change fare schemes on their own
'No one among Grab parters is being forced to drive long hours. If the congressman is fair, he should also look into other transport sectors whose drivers work even longer hours earning less,' says Grab Philippines head Brian Cu
The Philippine Competition Commission also finds that newly accredited ride-hailing companies are unlikely to provide much of a challenge to Grab – at least not in the near future
Grab has been charging a minimum fare of P80 for its sedan and 6-seater vehicles, and P125 for premium cars
PBA Representative Jericho Nograles says the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board did not authorize this minimum fare
Grab Philippines argues that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's suspension of the charges is an 'infringement' of the equal protection clause guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution
The ride-hailing company plans to begin charging passengers for trip cancellations within the next 100 days. The amount is still undetermined.
Grab Philippines head Brian Cu also says 'driver numbers continue to drop' after the suspension of the P2-per-minute travel charge
Micab, an app for booking taxis, is the 5th ride-hailing company approved this year, joining Hype, Hirna, Go Lag, and Owto
After Uber's exit, a dominant Indonesian startup sets its sights on the country. More and more local firms are also applying for accreditation.
Go Lag joins Hype and Hirna as the newest member of the transport network companies the LTFRB has accredited
(UPDATED) The accreditation of Hype Transport Systems Incorporated and Hirna Mobility Solutions Inc is valid for two years
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