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LTFRB Lifts Suspension of Grab PH's Php2 per Minute Charge

Regulatory body orders ride-hailing company to unbundle fare components in receipt

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has lifted its suspension of Grab Philippines’ Php2 per minute charge in an order released September 5, according to an official of the regulatory body.The order, which takes effect 15 days after publication in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 05, 2018 05:00:00
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(Infographic) Is LTFRB to Blame for What Grab PH Calls a Ride-Hailing Vehicle Supply Crisis?

The TNVS shortage has reached crisis proportions that Grab says is bound to get worse

If you want to understand why Metro Manila residents are having such a hard time booking rides with Grab in recent months, a quick and easy way is to take a look at the graph in this page on the ride-hailing company’s ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 20, 2018 04:00:00
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Grab Vows to Provide Customers Detailed Breakdown of Fares for Each Trip

Greater transparency among commitments made to regulators to win approval for merger with Uber

Grab passengers will be able to receive a clear and detailed breakdown of their fares by the end of the month, Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu said in a press conference August 10, Friday.Welcoming the Philippine Competition Commission’s (PCC) approval of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 10, 2018 05:00:00
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Grab PH to Subsidize Drivers Earning Less Than Breakeven Fare Amid Adverse LTFRB Rules and Higher Fuel Prices

The transport network company expects to shell out Php100 million a month for the subsidy

Transport network company Grab Philippines announced on June 18 that it would subsidize all its drivers who will earn less than the breakeven fare amid tougher regulations from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and rising fuel prices.The company estimates ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 19, 2018 06:00:00
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Grab Drivers Count Their Losses After Fuel Prices Surged and LTFRB Removed Per Minute Charge

Two drivers share their estimates of the impact of recent regulatory changes

In explaining why it has become harder of late for Grab customers in Metro Manila to book a ride, the company’s Philippine country head, Brian Cu, cited the 18.6 percent reduction in available cars—from 43,000 to 35,000—due mainly to delays in the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 03, 2018 06:00:00
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Grab Says Average Fares Have Gone Down Post-Acquisition of Uber

But based on Grab's data, fares have gone up in 40% of 20 most common routes in Metro Manila

Passenger fares have gone down an average of two percent since Grab’s acquisition of Uber in the region, Grab officials said during a press conference on Wednesday, April 18.Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu presented data showing how fares have gone down ...

by Paul John Caña  | April 18, 2018 07:00:00
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Uber App Still Works in PH But Has Limited Functionality, and Little or No Support

Grab says it’s bearing the cost of maintaining Uber’s app in the country but only until April 15

The Uber ride-hailing app is still available in the Philippines even after April 8 in compliance with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC)’s order for both Grab and Uber to maintain independent operation in the country while it conducts a review of the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 09, 2018 05:00:00
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