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A Year After Its Merger with Uber, Grab is Now More than Just a Ride-Sharing Platform

Before the year ends, Grab will be an undeniable force in the digital wallet space

Last year, Grab was in hot water for its multi-million dollar merger with U.S.-based ride-sharing platform Uber. The move sparked numerous investigations from competition commissions in the region, an issue that is yet to be settled, at least in the Philippines.Amid all ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines and Clifford Olanday for  | April 27, 2019 08:00:00
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Would You Pay a Booking Fee of Php10 and Base Fare of Php40 for a 'Premium' Tricycle Ride?

Fare structure also includes variable fee of Php10 per kilometer

For its initial run, GrabTrike Premium will have 24 modern tricycles available for the users based in Binalonan, PangasinanGrab Philippines’ latest initiative to boost mobility not only expands commuters’ choices but may also help push the government’s efforts to modernize tricycles, perhaps ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 06, 2018 07:00:00
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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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Voices from the Road: TNVS Drivers Weigh Impact of LTFRB Actions on Viability of Ride-Sharing Business

Car owners vow to serve commuters despite earnings drop due to higher fuel prices and adverse regulations

At Php2 per minute, the time component of the fare that users of GrabCar ride-hailing service pay for a trip looks minor. That seems to be the impression when compared to the Php40 base fare that kicks in as soon as you ...

by Roel Landingin and Pauline Macaraeg  | September 05, 2018 03:00:00
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US Ride-Hailing Firms Turn to E-Bikes, Scooters for Shorter Journeys. Is This Possible in PH?

Like Lyft, Uber is opening up its app to be used for riding electronic bikes or scooters

Amid preparations for its highly anticipated IPO, Uber is planning to offer electric bicycles and scooters as alternative transportation modes particularly for shorter trips, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview with the Financial Times.Khosrowshahi admitted that they earn less with bike ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 28, 2018 02:00:00
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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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(LOOK) A Peek Inside Grab's Regional Headquarters in Singapore

Take a tour around the company's sprawling two-floor HQ

Grab started as MyTeksi in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012. Today it has a presence in seven other countries around Southeast Asia. It has also since evolved from merely being a transport -hailing app into other services such as delivery and logistics. Founder ...

by Glen Concio  | July 29, 2018 09:00:00
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Grab PH Did Not Engage in 'Phantom Bookings' as Alleged by Micab CEO

Grab Philippines country head says it investigated Micab founder's allegations and found them to be false

Grab Philippines country head Brian CuIn his contributed piece originally published unverified on the e27 site on 18 July, Micab Systems Corp. CEO, Eddie Ybanez made allegations about 15,000 "phantom bookings" on MiCab’s platform.Related story: Why You Can’t Get a Taxi or Car ...

by Brian Cu  | July 27, 2018 07:00:00
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Are The New Ride-Hailing Services in Metro Manila Making a Difference?

We tried booking a ride with the three TNCs that recently launched operations in the capital region

The series of announcements that at least three transport network companies (TNCs) have finally launched operations in Metro Manila in the last few months was greeted with happy excitement by ride-hailing commuters in the capital region.Since Uber ceased operation in the Philippines ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 19, 2018 12:00:00
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Grab Unveils 'Everyday Super App' as It Expands Beyond its Core Business

Transport, food, groceries, logistics and financial services-all in one app

Grab Group CEO and co-founder Anthony Tan speaking at the Grab event in Singapore on July 10Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab unveiled an on-demand grocery delivery service in Singapore as it seeks to expand beyond its core business and become an “everyday ...

by Glen Concio and Pauline Macaraeg  | July 10, 2018 06:00:00