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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.

Uber sets IPO in motion, seeks to 'ignite opportunity'

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:04 PM

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

UBER IPO IN MOTION. In this file photo taken on May 8, 2018 the Uber logo is seen at the second annual Uber Elevate Summit at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Uber to buy Mideast rival Careem for $3.1 billion

Mar 26, 2019 - 4:26 PM

'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.

LTFRB again rejects Go-Jek entry into Philippine market

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board reiterates that Go-Jek's local subsidiary does not meet the 60% Filipino ownership requirement

REJECTED. Philippine transport regulators reject Indonesian Go-Jek's entry in the country.

WATCH: Angkas x Dante Gulapa is the collab you didn't know you needed

Mar 08, 2019 - 1:57 PM

We didn't ask for it – but we got it anyway

VIRAL X VIRAL. Dante Gulapa collabs with Angkas. Screenshot from the Angkas Facebook page

Ride-hailing firm Grab secures $1.5 billion in funding

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:06 PM

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 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

Transeek, a Grab-like app for trikes, is coming to Butuan City

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Transeek app will be available for Android smartphone users this year

TRANSEEK. The Transeek app hopes to provide safer and convenient commute around Butuan City. Photo by DOST Caraga

Thai retailer Central puts $200 million into Grab

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Grab co-founder Anthony Tan says the Central deal brings together Thailand's 'local retail champion' with the 'local technology champion'

grab application on phone. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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

Indonesia's Go-Jek invests in Coins.ph

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:47 PM

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

INVEST. Indonesian unicorn Go-Jek invests in Philippine digital wallet startup Coins.ph. Go-Jek photo from Shutterstock, platform image from Coins.ph

LTFRB panel denies Go-Jek entry into Philippine market

Jan 08, 2019 - 6:44 PM

(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

DENIED. The LTFRB pre-accreditation committee denies the application of Go-Jek done through its local subsidiary Velox Technology Philippines. Rappler photo

DOTr to Angkas: We're willing to listen, but stop defying SC

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The Department of Transportation hits Angkas for continuing 'to brazenly defy the order of the Supreme Court' to temporarily stop its operations

UNITY RIDE. Thousands of Angkas riders, who found themselves at the receiving end of Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board apprehensions, join the massive Unity Ride along EDSA on December 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Watch Nadine Lustre, Gab Valenciano, Sam Concepcion at #SaveAngkas concert

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Angkas is hosting a free thanksgiving concert on December 22, featuring many local artists

LTFRB accredits ride-hailing firms SnappyCab, Ryd Global

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

There are now 8 companies accredited this year, and 9 overall in the Philippine ride-hailing industry

Always running into Grab-related commuting problems?

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Here’s how you can ensure a smoother ride the next time you book

Grab to ask PCC to reconsider P12-M fine

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:17 PM

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

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Antitrust watchdog fines Grab P16 million over Uber deal

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM

(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

Top UK audit firm to monitor Grab pricing, service quality

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine Competition Commission chief Arsenio Balisacan says Smith & Williamson 'will serve as our eyes and ears on the ground'

COMPLIANCE. The Philippine Competition Commission selects Smith & Williamson to monitor Grab's compliance to pricing and service quality commitments.

Will Indonesia ride-hailing giant Go-Jek enter PH?

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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

Months after Uber left, where are the new ride-hailing firms?

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Almost 6 months have passed but the new firms have yet to make a dent in the ride-hailing market

Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5M over merger

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore says the merger significantly reduced market competition and led to higher fares

DOTr, LTFRB: Angkas 'colorum, unsafe, just after profit'

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Government regulators slam a court order allowing the motorcycle ride-hailing company to resume operations while its case is pending

Thousands of motorcycle riders from various organizations of motorcyclist under Riders of the Philippines (ROTP), Motorcle Rights Organization (MRO) along with motorcyclist from various organizations, navigate along Edsa, Quezon City on Sunday during a Nationwide Unity Ride for Equality. The groups converged on EDSA People Power Monument to Mendiola in Manila to air their grievances after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered last year the closure of motorcycle ride-sharing provider Angkas. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

You can book Angkas rides again, for now

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The motorcycle ride-hailing firm gets a preliminary injunction from the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court

OPERATIONAL. Angkas is back on the road again. Angkas File photo

LTFRB allows all ride-hailing firms to charge P2/min of travel

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:03 PM

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

TRAFFIC. Heavy volume of traffic is seen along Commonwealth Avenue. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Grab: We'll do everything until P10M fine is reversed

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Grab Philippines maintains that the P2-per-minute fare component is 'legal'

NOT ILLEGAL. Grab Public Affairs Head Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge is not illegal. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB OKs Grab's petition: Riders will not be reimbursed of P2/min charge

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:09 PM

But the P10-million fine against Grab still stands

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Drivers file P5-M suit vs Nograles over Grab P2/min issue

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM

A group of ride-hailing services drivers says the PBA party list representative's accusations led to 'reduced income' for them

DAMAGES. Drivers under Grab Philippines filed charges against PBA partylist Representative Jericho Nograles.

Avoid booking along EDSA, Grab riders told

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:45 PM

'We ask our drivers and passengers to be patient,' says Grab Philippines

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along Edsa in Quezon City aimed at reducing the volume of traffic along Edsa during peaks hours. August 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

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Aug 10, 2018 - 9:17 PM

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Grab fares 'not necessarily lower' after Uber buyout approval

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:09 PM

In fact, Grab has a 5% fare hike petition pending with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

COMMITMENTS. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu said on August 10, 2018 that they will adhere to the imposed commitments of the Philippine Competition Commission on the Uber acquisition deal. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Antitrust body OKs Grab-Uber deal, sets conditions

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:04 PM

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

Brian Cu: Grab driver cancellations down by 50%

Jun 24, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu says they have addressed the 'root causes' of unwanted driver behavior

BETTER SERVICES. Grab Philippines country manager Brian Cu says they have addressed the root causes of unwanted driver behavior. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Grab to provide subsidy for drivers

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:05 AM

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

DESTINATION MASKING. Grab Philippines will roll out an auto-accept driver-app feature. Rappler file photo

Toyota investing $1 billion in Grab

Jun 13, 2018 - 10:50 AM

(UPDATED) The Japanese automaker plans to expand beyond its core business into the 'mobility' sector

DOTr gives LTFRB full authority over ride-hailing companies' regulation

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) This means ride-hailing companies can no longer set or change fare schemes on their own

Nograles: Grab drivers' working hours 'slave-like'

Jun 08, 2018 - 12:17 AM

'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

SLAVES. Lawmaker Jericho Nograles accuses Grab of "forcing" its drivers to "slave-like" working conditions to hit decent income.

Grab denies PCC findings of higher fares, 'deteriorating' service

May 30, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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 application on phone. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LTFRB not informed of Grab’s minimum fares

May 29, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Grab has been charging a minimum fare of P80 for its sedan and 6-seater vehicles, and P125 for premium cars

NOT INFORMED. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III says the Board was not informed of the minimum fare charge. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Lawmaker accuses Grab of charging 'illegal' P80 minimum fare

May 28, 2018 - 7:25 PM

PBA Representative Jericho Nograles says the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board did not authorize this minimum fare

FARE MATRIX. Grab Philippines has an in-app information card on their fare matrix. Screenshots from the Grab app

Grab asks LTFRB: Reimpose P2-per-minute charge

May 25, 2018 - 12:14 PM

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

Grab plans to impose fee on riders who cancel trips

May 08, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The ride-hailing company plans to begin charging passengers for trip cancellations within the next 100 days. The amount is still undetermined.

BETTER SERVICE. Grab Philippines marketing head Cindy Toh says a set of rules and regulations will be rolled out for passengers. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Grab: Only 35,000 drivers serve 600,000 bookings per day

May 02, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Grab Philippines head Brian Cu also says 'driver numbers continue to drop' after the suspension of the P2-per-minute travel charge

NOT ENOUGH. Brian Cu, Grab Philippines head, says number of drivers not enough to serve the total bookings made on their app. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB accredits ride-hailing company Micab

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Micab, an app for booking taxis, is the 5th ride-hailing company approved this year, joining Hype, Hirna, Go Lag, and Owto

5TH ACCREDITED. Micab is a taxi ride-hailing company accredited by the LTFRB. Photo from Micab's Facebook page

Indonesia's Go-Jek eyes Philippine ride-hailing market

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:35 PM

After Uber's exit, a dominant Indonesian startup sets its sights on the country. More and more local firms are also applying for accreditation.

LTFRB approves 4th ride-hailing company Go Lag

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Go Lag joins Hype and Hirna as the newest member of the transport network companies the LTFRB has accredited

NEW TNC. Go Lag joins the transport network companies accredited by LTFRB. Photo from Go Lag's Facebook page

LTFRB accredits ride-hailing companies Hype and Hirna

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) The accreditation of Hype Transport Systems Incorporated and Hirna Mobility Solutions Inc is valid for two years

ACCREDITATION. LTFRB signs transport network firm Hype's accreditation papers. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Feb 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

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