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China executes ride-hailing driver who killed passenger

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Didi Chuxing has been slammed by critics and China's transport ministry over safety lapses after the incident in the eastern city of Wenzhou in August 2018, barely 3 months after a similar death

DIDI. A taxi driver uses the Didi Chuxing app while driving along a street in Guilin, China on May 13, 2016. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Uber filed paperwork for IPO, says report

Dec 08, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The move, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes a day after Lyft launched the process to take the company public with a stock offering

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

P2/min travel charge back but Grab lowers surge pricing cap

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The new surge pricing cap is effective Friday, September 21

SURGE. Grab lowers its surge pricing cap. Rappler file photo

Grab: Micab's phantom booking allegations 'appear to have malicious intent'

Jul 27, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Grab says they will consider legal action if the allegations continue

BRIAN CU. Brian Cu of Grab Philippines country head together with his department heads during press conference in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ride-hailing firm Hype denies charging P2 per minute

Jul 24, 2018 - 12:11 PM

But Hype says it charges P1.25 per minute of travel under beta testing mode

Grab appeals P10-M fine on 'illegal' P2-per-minute charge

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Grab argues that the DOTr order allowing ride-hailing firms to set their own fares was still valid when the P2-per-minute charge was imposed

LEGAL. Grab Philippines maintains that the P2/minute fare charge is legal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LTFRB tells new ride-hailing firm Hype to explain 'illegal' fare

Jul 18, 2018 - 12:45 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it received a report that Hype has an unauthorized P2-per-minute travel charge

Grab drivers income drop 10% after 'illegal' charge suspension

Jul 05, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The P2-per-minute travel charge suspension cause the 5% to 10% driver income drop, says Grab Philippines head Brian Cu

LOWER INCOME. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu says drivers are now getting lower income. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Grab planning seamless 'mix-and-match' transport system in PH

Jul 05, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The multimodal passenger transport system envisioned by Grab allows passengers to select and take different modes of transport using the Grab service to reach their destination

GRAB MOVING FORWARD. Grab Philippine head Brian Cu and marketing head Cindy Toh speak to the press about their plans for a Grab and GrabPay. Photo by Kyle Chua

Grab's P2-per-minute charge remains suspended

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:56 PM

Grab Philippines says it would comply with the LTFRB order but hopes that the suspension would be lifted soon

CONTROVERSIAL CHARGE. LTFRB holds a 3rd hearing on June 26, 2018 on the controversial P2-per-minute travel charge by ride-hailing company Grab Philippines. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LOOK: Mayweather buys designer shoes for his dog

May 11, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The American boxing icon and The Money Team head for another shopping jaunt

Grab: Riders not informed of P2-per-minute travel charge

Apr 18, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Grab Philippines head Brian Cu maintains the travel charge is legal, and 'went to the drivers, it was reinvested by way of incentives or promos for passengers'

NOT INFORMED. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu admits riders were not informed of the P2-per-minute charge they included in their fare scheme mid-2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senators slam Grab's 'predatory pricing, overcharging'

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian calls on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to require Grab to provide a breakdown of charges in its receipts

AFTERMATH. Discussion with the Philippine privacy watchdog comes after Uber sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Did Grab 'illegally' charge its riders higher fare?

Apr 11, 2018 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) Since mid-2017, Grab has been charging its riders an extra P2 per minute per ride, without approval from the LTFRB

ILLEGAL? Grab Philippines says they are transparent with their fares. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lawmaker: Grab charges 'illegal' fares, owes customers refund

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:51 PM

PBA Representative Jericho Nograles alleges that Grab 'illegally' charges its customers P2 per minute of travel. Grab officials say the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board was informed about this.

ILLEGAL CHARGES? A lawmaker questions to fares charged by Grab Philippines.

Does PCC understand Grab-Uber deal? Grab says operations can't be 'separate'

Apr 09, 2018 - 5:39 PM

'They want us to be independent and that's a contradiction,' Grab Philippines Head Brian Cu says in a press briefing at the Uber office in Mandaluyong

DEAL. Grab Philipines holds a press briefing on April 9, 2018 on the Philippine Competition Commission order for Uber to continue operations . Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

No newly accredited ride-hailing apps yet – LTFRB

Apr 09, 2018 - 2:30 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada makes the statement after Transportation Assistant Secretary Elvira Medina said 4 new companies have been accredited

TNVS. LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada talks to reporters during a TNVS forum held by Grab on January 9, 2018. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Bring in Indonesia's Go-Jek to compete with Grab in PH – lawmaker

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Makati Representative Luis Campos Jr also says lawmakers are counting on the Philippine Competition Commission to go over the Uber-Grab deal

GO-JEK. Based in Jakarta, Go-Jek is the most popular ride-hailing and logistics services app in Indonesia. Photo from Shutterstock

As Uber gives up Philippine operations to Grab, what now for commuters?

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'Obviously, it is not good. From a duopoly, it becomes a monopoly,' warns an economist

TAKE OVER. Starting July 8, all Uber drivers will migrate to the Grab platform after a merger deal. Uber office in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber drivers in Southeast Asia moving to Grab in 2 weeks

Mar 26, 2018 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Uber's operations in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, will only be available until April 8, following the sale to Grab

LOOK: Grab PH launches services from Clark International Airport

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Nearly 400 units will be available to provide ride-hailing services for passengers from the country's second main gateway

NEW SERVICES. Grab Philippines launched its services from the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Clark International Airport - Corporate Communications Office

#FridayFeels: Nag-book ka ngunit kulang

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What would Waze tell you when driving around Metro Manila?

In EU first, Uber suspends Hungary service

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The suspension comes as Hungary prepares to enforce a law that allows authorities to block a provider of taxi services operating without a proper dispatch center

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 18, 2016 shows global ride-sharing app Uber's local boss, Zoltan Fekete, talking in front of boxes with 17,000 signed petitions for the Hungarian government, during a press conference in Budapest.  Troubled US ride-hailing service Uber announced on July 13, 2016 its first suspension in an EU country, saying it will halt operations in Hungary on July 24 because of new legislation making it "impossible" to operate. Fekete, the company's head in Hungary, told AFP on July 13, that the new legislation "punishes innovation, is disadvantageous to both competition and consumers, and provides no advantage to the state".  / AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Uber deal signals more aggressive Saudi investment drive

Jun 03, 2016 - 6:45 PM

An analyst says Saudi Arabia s 3 5 billion investment in Uber signals it will be a major player when it comes to sovereign wealth fund investing in the future

epa05339723 A handout photograph released on 01 June 2016 by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Saudi King Salman (C) flanked by Saudi Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef (L) and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) attending the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 31 May 2016. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY / HANDOUT EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Uber raises $3.5B from Saudi investment fund

Jun 02, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The investment boosts Uber s cash holdings to more than 11 billion giving its global expansion plans a lift

epa05002939 An Uber driver is seen in his car after driving Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister Andrew Barr (unseen) to the official launch of Uber operations in Canberra, Australia, 30 October 2015. The ACT government is the first jurisdiction in Australia to fully approve operations of the ride-sharing service Uber. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

May 25, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Toyota signs a memorandum of understanding with Uber to explore collaboration while Volkswagen makes a strategic investment in Gett

epa04944345 A picture made available on 23 September 2015 shows a Chinese Uber driver using the Uber app on his mobile phone in Beijing, China, 22 September 2015. With almost 20 million cars sold last year, China is the largest passenger cars market in the world and chronic traffic congestions in many of its cities like Beijing is one of the reasons why taxi and car hailing smartphone apps offered by Didi Kuaidi and Uber Technologies Inc. are widely popular with commuters. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG