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After Grab, LTFRB orders Hype to explain P2-per-minute charge

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a show-cause order to transport network company (TNC) Hype Transport Systems, Inc. for allegedly...

Grab says Philippine business is slowest growing in the region

GRAB’s operations in the Philippines has become its slowest growing in Southeast Asia as the company remains in a complicated relationship with the government after a P10-million fine and a prohibition on adding new cars, its local official said.

Grab to appeal P10-M LTFRB fine

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) said it will appeal the P10-million fine imposed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for alleged overcharging.

Grab: P2 per minute charge is legal

GRAB Philippines maintained that its P2 per minute waiting time charge was legal, saying it will study its legal options regarding the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) order that slapped a P10-million fine on the company for allegedly overcharging passengers.

Grab slapped with P10-M fine for overcharging passengers

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has imposed a P10-million fine on Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) for allegedly overcharging passengers over a ten-month period.

Grab to launch grocery delivery service in race for growth

SINGAPORE — Grab plans to launch a grocery delivery service, and is betting on its network of 7.1 million drivers, agents and merchants to steer its expansion beyond its core ride-hailing business across Southeast Asia, its chief executive officer (CEO) told Reuters.

LTFRB accredits new TNC E-Pick Me Up

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) confirmed that it accredited a new transport network company (TNC) on Thursday.

LTFRB accredits new TNC E-Pick Me Up

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) confirmed it has accredited a new transport network company (TNC) on Thursday, June 28. Inter-Agency Council for...

Grab appeals P2 per minute charge anew

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTaxi.PH) again urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow it to impose a P2 per minute charge, as the regulator conducted its third hearing on the issue on Tuesday.

Grab PHL to spend P100 million monthly on driver subsidies

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) said on Tuesday it expects to spend over P100 million every month on a “fare-subsidy” scheme for its drivers, who are affected by the suspension of the P2 per minute waiting time charge.

LTFRB mulling moratorium on new ride-hailing companies

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is mulling a moratorium on the entry of more transport network companies (TNC), following the new department order tasking the agency to regulate the transportation segment.

Toyota to invest $1 billion in Grab

SINGAPORE — Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing round, which was launched after it bought the regional business of Uber Technologies, Inc.

Grab says DoTr order proves its current fare structure is legal

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) on Wednesday said the Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) new department order (DO), which puts the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in charge of setting the fares of ride-hailing firms, proves its current fare structure is legal.

Indonesia’s Go-Jek will beat local transport network firms, group warns

A FORMER board member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has raised concerns over the possible entry of Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek into the Philippine market.

LTFRB given power to set ride-sharing fares

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) has empowered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate fares charged by transport network companies (TNCs) and transport network vehicle services (TNVS).

TNC Hirna on track for expansion beyond Davao

LOCAL transportation network company (TNC) Hirna Mobility Solutions, Inc. is set to expand its operations outside Davao, starting with Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro.

Grab PHL submits proposed voluntary commitments to competition watchdog

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH,Inc.) has submitted proposed voluntary commitments to remedy some of the anti-competition issues raised by the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) with parent company Grab Holdings, Inc.’s acquisition of Uber B.V.’s Southeast Asian assets, including the Philippine business.

Grab insists Uber deal has ‘no anti-competitive effect’

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTaxi.PH) on Wednesday insisted its acquisition of Uber Philippines’ assets did not have an adverse effect on competition in the local ride-hailing market, contrary to the findings of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC).

LTFRB asks Grab PHL to resubmit fare hike petition

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is ordering Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) to resubmit its fare hike petition to include the prices of its other services such as GrabCar Premium within 10 days.

Grab files petition to reimpose P2/min charge

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) has filed a formal petition with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow it to again levy...

Grab urges LTFRB to OK 6,000 Uber drivers

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow around 6,000 Uber Philippines drivers, which the regulator says...

Hirna says no plans to enter Metro Manila

By Denise A. Valdez HIRNA Mobility Solutions, Inc. started offering transportation options last month when it was accredited by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory...

Ride-hailing firms rush into Philippine gridlock

A SLEW of ride-hailing ventures are taking to the gridlocked streets of Manila, undeterred by the market dominance of Grab now that it controls...

Grab Philippines to introduce new features in July

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.ph, Inc.) is set to launch in July new features in its ride-hailing mobile application, which would make it easier for users...

Grab Philippines to launch new app interface, features in July

Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.ph, Inc.) is looking to launch in July new features in its ride-hailing mobile application. In a statement, the transportation network company (TNC)...

Grab flags high demand amid limited number of drivers

By Denise A. Valdez GRAB Philippines said Wednesday its pool of 35,000 drivers falls far too short to meet the 600,000 passenger demand it receives...

MiCab becomes fifth TNC to receive LTFRB accreditation

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has accredited MiCab Systems Corporation, a transportation network company (TNC) that will provide taxi-hailing services as...

New TNCs unlikely to end Grab’s ‘virtual monopoly’ — PCC

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE ACCREDITATION of new mobile ride-hailing services does not automatically end Grab Philippines’ “virtual monopoly” of the local...

Grab drivers seek law for ride-hailing services to avoid gov’t ‘over-regulation’

Drivers of Grab Philippines on Friday sought a law covering ride-hailing companies after they called out the government’s “over-regulation” when it stopped them from...

PCC aims to complete Grab-Uber review by May

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is looking to complete its review of Grab Philippines’ acquisition of Uber Philippines as early...

Grab PHL introduces destination masking, auto-accept features

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.Ph, Inc.) is rolling out new measures aimed at improving the service of its drivers, such as auto-accept and destination masking features...

Grab suspends 500 drivers over canceled bookings

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTaxi.PH Inc) said it suspended 500 drivers last week over unjustified booking cancelations. The company said in a statement this was in order...

A day in the life of Uber and Grab drivers

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltram, Special Features Writer Before becoming an Uber driver full-time, Ismael Mamaril Villanueva spent 30 years working for the government at the...

Sparktionary: Competition

A millennial from the Philippine Competition Commission explains "competition," a term that's been used lately because of the Grab-Uber deal.

LTFRB halts Grab’s P2/min. charge

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered transport network company (TNC) Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) to suspend its P2 per-minute waiting...

Uber, Grab ordered to explain app shutdown

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has asked Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.Ph) and Uber Philippines (Uber Systems, Inc.) to explain why they have stopped operating the...

Gov’t to sue ride-sharing startup Arcade City if it fails to...

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter THE government has threatened to take legal action against ride-sharing startup Arcade City if it fails to halt operations and proceeds...

LTFRB: Uber operations until April 15

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Uber Philippines (Uber Systems Inc)'s operations as a ride-sharing company or...

Consumer group calls for LTFRB to stop meddling in review of...

Consumer group Laban Konsyumer Inc. on Tuesday told the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to stop meddling in the ongoing review of...

Grab Philippines: Uber app to continue working but with ‘limited functionality’

Uber users in the Philippines will still be able to book rides via mobile application as Grab Philippines announced that the Uber app will...

Grab assures no migration of Uber data

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.Ph Inc) said on Friday no data on Uber Philippines (Uber Systems Inc) users and drivers will...

Five other startups that are solving Manila’s traffic

It's not just Uber and Grab.

Grab Philippines willing to cooperate during PCC review

Grab Philippines has assured the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) of its cooperation in divulging information the anti-trust body may need to complete the review...

Competition watchdog reviews Grab-Uber deal

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said on Tuesday it has started a review of Grab Holdings, Inc.’s acquisition of the...

LTFRB says 4 firms seek licenses for ride-share

ANOTHER ride-sharing company is seeking to apply for accreditation with the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Board Member Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada said that...