Erdogan says Uber 'finished' in Turkey

Jun 02, 2018 - 6:39 PM

'Our Prime Minister made the announcement. We have our system of taxis,' adds the Turkish President

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. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Uber's 'flying taxi' prototypes shown off at Uber Elevate

May 09, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Commercialization of the flying taxis may begin around 2023, and can be summoned on-demand just like a ridesharing car

ECRM-003. Attendees view a subscale sized model of the Uber flying taxi concept eCRM-003 during the second annual Uber Elevate Summit on May 8, 2018 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Uber won't build the flying taxi itself but aviation company partners will use the eCRM-003 (common reference model) as a framework around which they can build aircraft for the Uber Air aerial ride-hailing service. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

U.S. film director Martin Scorsese wins Spain's top arts prize

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:12 AM

Scorsese 'has directed more than 20 films that now form part of the history of cinema and continues to work unceasingly, masterfully combining innovation and classicism in his films,' the prize jury says in a statement

martin scorsese

Baguio taxi fare hike too steep? Commuters launch online petition

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:31 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB in the Cordillera requires taxis to shell out for a global navigational satellite system, Wi-Fi, CCTV with continuous recording of the past 72 hours, dashboard camera, and online digital platforms

FARE HIKE. The flag-down rate of Baguio cabs remain at P35, but the per-kilometer rate has gone up since March 1, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

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

'Sana mamatay ka': Netizens harass wrong woman in taxi row

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Christine Interior estimates that she has received over a hundred messages, ranging from innocent inquiries about her identity to vitriol-fueled messages that are peppered with curses and death threats.

Woman who slapped taxi driver may lose driver's license soon

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

In a second complaint, taxi driver Virgilio Doctor says Cherish Interior poses a danger to the public, given her 'uncontrollable temper'

ASSAULT. A woman, identified as Cherish Sharmaine Interior, assaulted a taxi driver over a traffic row. Screengrab from Joshua Baluyot's Facebook video

GrabTaxi to face new competitor in Davao City

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'This is long overdue. At least now the senior citizens don't have to get wet in the rain to hail a taxi cab,' says LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada

GRABTAXI COMPETITOR. The new taxi hailing app Hirna is set to fully operate in Davao City by early 2018. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Taxi driver files complaint with LTFRB vs woman motorist who slapped him

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Virgilio Doctor goes to LTFRB to file a case against Cherish Sharmaine Interior for physical injuries and damage to property

Baguio requires taxi drivers to help passengers load, unload baggage

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:30 AM

It is a ‘moral responsibility’ of the cab drivers, says a resolution of the city council signed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan

BAGUIO TAXIS. There's another reason for passengers to admire the honest Baguio cab drivers. Rappler file photo

The First Order vs The Resistance: Which side are you on?

Dec 01, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Here’s your chance to pick a side before things take a turn for the worse in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Suspects in robbery-slay of retired cop nabbed in Cebu

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Police track down the principal suspects in the killing of Jose Medrano Sering Jr after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen

Taxi driver from Bohol helps save lives in Las Vegas shooting

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:12 AM

'He makes every Filipino and Boholano proud of his action,' local journalist Alan Nalzaro Dalagan of Loboc says

HEROIC DRIVER. Taxi driver Winifredo Maquindang is praised for helping save lives after the Las Vegas shooting incident. Photo from Maquindang's Facebook page

Taxi driver who was 'held up' by Carl Arnaiz shows up in NBI

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Bagcal, who was previously protected by a human rights group, appears in the NBI and says he wants to tell the whole truth about the killing of Arnaiz

Tomas Bagcal has left his former refuge and showed up in the NBI. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Petition to increase taxi flag down rate junked due to technicalities

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Due to petitioners’ repeated failure to comply with the foregoing directives the Court deems it appropriate to dismiss the petition says the Court of Appeals

TAXI. File photo of taxis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

2 taxi drivers killed in Baguio

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Police are trying to find a connection between the death of Roberto Albino and another taxi driver Angel Umali Sarmiento who was stabbed around the area where Albino lived

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 30-August 5, 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Must watch videos from this week

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

LIVE: Senate hearing on LTFRB issues vs Grab, Uber and Taxi Passenger Bill of Rights

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday August 3

Taxi operators: Asking for higher fares is like Uber, Grab surge pricing

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Pagka ang pasahero magpapahatid sa lugar na matraffic malulugi yung driver says the head of the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association

ALLOWED. Unaccredited taxis arrive for the arriving passengers in Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

LTFRB 'shocked' that Uber, Grab have over 100,000 drivers

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Uber tells lawmakers in a House hearing that it has more than 66 000 drivers while Grab says it has over 52 000

RISING VOLUME. This is the second time the government suspends acceptance of TNVS applications. Rappler file photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Grab and Uber in medieval times

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The LTFRB should know better. It is best to ride and confront change, not resist it.

Taxi, jeep, van operators call out LTFRB for 'unfair treatment'

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Public transportation groups say their members should also be spared from apprehension while waiting for the approval of their franchise applications

UNFAIR. Transport groups accuse the LTFRB of 'allowing' Grab and Uber drivers with expired or no permits to operate. Rappler file photo

Let us go beyond #WeWantUberGrab

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:50 PM

What I support is a more comprehensive campaign that calls for better public transportation that benefits everyone – commuters and drivers alike

Honest Baguio City taxi driver gets scholarship

Jan 24, 2017 - 1:44 PM

Regie Cabututan reaps the rewards of honesty

Duterte to order Uber, Grab, taxi drivers to display IDs on car seats

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The President wants guidelines issued by January requiring drivers to place enlarged identification cards on car seats so passengers can easily report abuse

'I HATE OPPRESSION.' President Rodrigo Duterte has only harsh words for unscrupulous public utility vehicle drivers. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Bad taxi drivers beware: 'Oplan Isnabero' starts December 14

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:17 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in partnership with malls urges the public to report complaints against erring taxi drivers this Christmas season

OPLAN ISNABERO. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board launches its Oplan Isnabero on December 14, 2016 against erring taxi drivers nationwide. Photo by Khristine Montenegro/Rappler

Spanish taxi driver returns 10,000 euros left in cab

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:35 AM

The driver turns over a suitcase containing the money to police who then tracked down the owner

Singapore trials driverless taxis in world first

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The robo taxi service is being tested at a small research campus well away from the thrum of the Asian business hub

NUTONOMY. Screenshot from YouTube video.

Robert De Niro compares 'totally nuts' Trump to 'Taxi Driver' character

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:15 AM

I don t know it s crazy but people like Donald Trump who shouldn t even be where he is so God help us

SPEAKING UP. Robert De Niro waves to audience at Open Air Cinema where he receives a lifetime achievement award at Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 12. Photo by Jasmin Brutus/EPA

Mytaxi, Hailo to merge in Europe-wide taxi hailing app

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The two will form Europe s biggest app based taxi service with 100 000 drivers in 9 countries

epa04382230 AÂ smartphone with the opened app MyTaxi is held next to a taxi sign at the airport in Hamburg, Germany, 03 September 2014. Daimler unit Moovel takes over Intelligent Apps company in Hamburg, who operate the MyTaxi app, it was announced 03 September 2014. EPA/DANIEL REINHARDT

Regular metered taxis now allowed at all NAIA terminals

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Starting Monday July 18 unaccredited white metered taxis can pick up and drop off passengers at all NAIA terminals

ALLOWED. Unaccredited taxis arrive for the arriving passengers in Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Robredo’s message, Jakarta rules, French Open | 12PM wRap

May 31, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

How does gov't deal with illegal parking? Deflate tires

May 30, 2016 - 10:37 PM

Do you agree with this approach?

ILLEGALLY PARKING. Motorcycle taxi drivers waits on roadside for order. Photo by Zachary Lee.

Segera: Pesan taksi Blue Bird di aplikasi Go-Jek

May 20, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Blue Bird pastikan kehadiran layanan pemesanan taksi di aplikasi Go Jek

GO-BIRD. Seorang pengemudi Go-Jek di jalanan Jakarta. Foto oleh Adek Berry/AFP

I tested UberMotor and here's what I found out

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:37 PM

How does UberMotor compare to other motorbike apps?

UBERMOTOR. Uber launches a motorbike service in Indonesia.

Setelah taksi aplikasi online, perusahaan teknologi finansial harus urus izin

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:33 AM

OJK belajar dari kontroversi bisnis taksi Perusahaan harus investasi dalam inovasi Regulator perlu melindungi keselamatan dan keamanan publik

Can an 'Airbnb for offices' fly in Southeast Asia?

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

FlySpaces connects small businesses with short term work spaces riding on the global coworking trend and giving entrepreneurs flexibility and savings in the process

Indonesia gives Grab, Uber ultimatum after protest from cab drivers

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Ride hailing apps are ordered to partner with local transport businesses or face a ban from government

IN PHOTOS: Angry Jakarta taxi drivers violently protest ride-hailing apps

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Scenes of the protest show the demonstration turned violent as drivers stopped driver of ride hailing apps to attack them

Polda Metro tangkap 60 sopir Go-Jek

Mar 22, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Sempat terjadi bentrok antara sopir Go Jek dan pengemudi taksi

60 orang sopir Go-Jek ditangkap di Polda Metro Jaya, pada 22 Maret 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@AlldoFJ

Demo sopir taksi di Jakarta berujung ricuh

Mar 22, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Sopir taksi menyerang sesama pengemudi Blue Bird dan pengemudi Go Jek

Sopir taksi bertindak rusuh, menghalangi sesama pengemudi. Foto dari Twitter/@TMCPoldaMetro

Sopir taksi bentrok dengan pengemudi Go-Jek dan GrabBike

Mar 22, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Sopir taksi terekam kamera menganiaya pengemudi ojek

Bentrok antara sopir taksi dan pengemudi Go-Jek di Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jakarta, pada 22 Maret 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@TMCPoldaMetro

Tuntut perlakuan sama, sopir kendaraan umum kembali ke jalan

Mar 21, 2016 - 6:40 PM

PPAD kembali berunjuk rasa Kali ini diharapkan pemerintah dapat memberikan solusi yang memuaskan

Ribuan pengemudi angkutan umum berunjuk rasa menolak transportasi berbasis online di Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta, Senin (14/3). Mereka menuntut pemerintah menutup transportasi berbasis online yang tidak sesuai dengan Undang-Undang (UU) Nomor 2 Tahun 2009 tentang Lalu Lintas.

Egypt to regulate Uber, Careem ride-hailing services

Mar 17, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Egyptian authorities will first review other countries legislation for ride hailing services like Uber and Careem

Ahmed Mahmoud, 53, an Egyptian driver working for Uber Transportation Company in Egypt waits for customers on February 23, 2016 in Cairo.  The use of the smartphone applications has taken off in Cairo, so much so that Uber says the Egyptian capital is one of its fastest growing markets. But not everyone is happy. Taxi drivers have been protesting against them for weeks as they lose more and more clients to the rival services. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY TONY GAMAL

In crowded Cairo, ride-hailing apps leave cabbies fuming

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Egyptian capital is one of Uber s fastest growing markets and taxi drivers are complaining

Ahmed Mahmoud, 53, an Egyptian driver working for Uber Transportation Company in Egypt checks a map on his phone on February 23, 2016 in Cairo.  The use of the smartphone applications has taken off in Cairo, so much so that Uber says the Egyptian capital is one of its fastest growing markets. But not everyone is happy. Taxi drivers have been protesting against them for weeks as they lose more and more clients to the rival services. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY TONY GAMAL

SC rules in favor of Poe, PH flagdown rates, royal family | 6PM wRap

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Permanent taxi flagdown rate nationwide: P30

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The reduction for flagdown rate will take effect 10 days from publication of the order in national dailies – even without calibration and resealing of taxi meters

TAXI FARE CUT. Although this is good news for commuters, taxi operators and drivers say fare cut would take a toll on their daily income. File photo by Rappler

By the numbers: Supply and demand of NAIA taxis

Jan 31, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Tens of thousands of passengers arrive at the Philippines premier airport daily but there are less than 2 000 taxis and rental cars

MORE TAXIS NEEDED. Airport authorities admit that the number of transport units available at NAIA are sorely lacking. Photo from the MIAA Facebook page

'Black Tuesday' as France grapples with taxi, aviation strikes

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:07 PM

The striking unions also claim they are protesting against job losses totalling some 150 000 since 2007 and say the hospital sector is especially in need of new jobs

AVIATION STRIKE. Commuters look at flight information boards during a strike of air traffic controllers at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, January 26, 2016. Photo by Yoan valat/EPA

Airport execs told: Add more taxis, allow Uber, GrabCar to operate

Jan 25, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Senator Angara says the thousands of passengers arriving in NAIA need more transport options as there are only 1 497 accredited units currently operating

MORE TAXIS NEEDED. Senator Sonny Angara says airport authorities should accredit more taxis and allow services like Uber and GrabCar to operate at the airport. Rappler file photo