Ascent Urban Air Mobility currently services eight locations
We're all probably sick and tired of the horrible Metro Manila traffic situation, which seems to worsen by the day. If you're desperate and wealthy (and gutsy) enough, there's a traffic-beating alternative mode of transport you could look
Think twice
Have you made a habit out of canceling your Grab bookings because a) the driver is too far away, b) your ride is taking too long to arrive, or c) you just feel like it? If yes, you might want to change
A steep price to pay
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has fined Grab and Uber a total of $13,001,702 SGD ($9.5 million USD, P500 million) for the two companies' merger, which the agency described as "anti-competitive."In a statement
So it continues
It looks like the country's ride-sharing drama might be heating up again.Earlier today, we reported that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) found out that Grab was sending out e-mails to drivers "essentially blaming" the government for the
The government fires back
Earlier today, the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court granted a preliminary injunction to ride-hailing service Angkas, which prevents the government from interfering with their operations until a final ruling is made. The governing bodies in power and Angkas have rarely gotten
Until a final ruling is made
Commuters, take note. Angkas is back in action...for now, anyway.A preliminary injunction issued by the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court rules in favor of Angkas operating until a final ruling is made . The order prevents the Land Transportation Franchising and
The ride-hailing company is growing
Grab, which has already proven itself big enough to swallow the Southeast Asian operations of Uber, has just gotten $2 billion bigger.Tech in Asia reports that the Singapore-based company has announced this signifant boost to its budget after a long-
Is this possible?
Imagine a Philippines where every trip-no matter where the destination is or what mode of transport you prefer-can be reached via one app and a few taps of a screen. Convenient, safe, innovative and... impossible? Maybe so, but that isn'
Literally a billion-dollar investment
If you thought that Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asian operations was a mic drop, think again. The Singapore-based company is poised to become an even bigger presence in the region thanks to a massive investment from a major
And it's only been 30 days
Thirty days after Grab rolled out its 100-day campaign to improve service, the ride-hailing app has announced that driver cancellation is now down by 50%.According to Cindy Toh, Grab country marketing head, from an average of 9% back in
Will this lead to improved service?
Could Grab's controversial time-based charging scheme make a comeback? If the ride-hailing platform's recent petition to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) passes, it just might.In a Facebook status posted yesterday, Grab country head Brian
Company will do it all in 100 days
Over the next 100 days, Grab--which hasn't exactly had the rosiest time in the Philippines since it acquired Uber's Southeast Asian operations--plans to drastically improve its ride-hailing services, not just for its riders but for its drivers
It's rolling out already
If you're an iPhone user, you may have noticed a couple of significant changes with Grab lately. That's because the ride-sharing platform has already begun rolling out an improved interface for its smartphone app, which features a few new
To be rolled out soon
It hasn't been an easy few weeks for Grab. Ever since Uber ceased operating in the country, the Singapore-based company has been bombarded with numerous complaints about its drivers, services, and even its fees. The complaints haven't fallen on
Your prayers have been answered
It looks like commuters' calls haven't fallen on deaf ears.Grab management has just announced that starting this Friday, April 27, the ride-hailing platform's drivers will no longer be able to see their passenger's destination prior to accepting
500 of them have been sanctioned
Last week, Grab officials told the public that yes, it takes driver cancellations very seriously, and yes, choosy drivers do suffer consequences. Didn't believe them? Maybe now you will.According to a report by CNN Philippines, the ride-hailing platform sanctioned
Warns of higher fares, fewer rides
Yesterday, the Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended Grab's controversial P2.00 per minute charge "effective until further order of the board." It's a decision which the company has already announced it will comply with beginning today,
Grab says P2 charge legal, LTFRB knew
The issue over Grab's ride-sharing charges has taken another interesting turn. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has just suspended the controversial P2.00 per minute rate for riders.Philstar reports that the government organization ordered the immediate
Yes, there are consequences
Grab doesn't tolerate picky drivers, and yes, there are consequences for partners with a penchant for tapping the cancel button. This was the message conveyed by officials of the ride-sharing firm during a press conference held yesterday to tackle riders'
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