ride-sharing services - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ride-sharing services


Grab insists P2-per-minute charge 'legal'

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:49 AM

After the LTFRB imposed a P10-million fine on Grab Philippines, the company says it is studying all legal options

LEGAL. Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu says P2 per minute fare is legal. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB fines Grab for P10M over P2-per-minute charge

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Grab Philippines is also ordered to reimburse commuters through rebates, although it can still appeal the LTFRB decision

Better for Uber to stop operations on April 8 – LTFRB

Apr 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Their apps might be up but is the back system in place? Is the full support in place?' LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says following the Philippine Competition Commission order for Uber and Grab to continue separate operations pending a review of their deal

CLOSE DOWN. The LTFRB wants Uber to close down if they don't want enough manpower to deal with customer grievances. PHOTO FROM SHUTTERSTOCK

PCC releases interim measures pending review of Grab-Uber deal

Apr 07, 2018 - 2:54 PM

'This virtual monopolization of the market by Grab can harm the riding public,' says Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, as the country's antitrust body conducts an in-depth review of the deal

ORDER. PCC directs Uber Philippines to continue letting Filipinos availing of its ride-sharing services beyond April 8. File photo by Rob Reyes/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

[OPINION] How the looming Grab monopoly will impact on Filipino commuters

Mar 29, 2018 - 1:34 PM

With Uber out of the way, Grab now enjoys monopoly status in many Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines. This loss of competition will almost surely mean fewer choices, higher fares, and lousier service for Pinoy commuters.

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

Ride-hailing firm Grab buys Uber's Southeast Asia operations

Mar 26, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Singapore-based Grab is taking over the ride-sharing and food delivery operations of Uber in the region, with the California-based company to receive a 27.5% stake in the business in return

Court blocks Uber ride-sharing in Israel

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:21 PM

The Tel Aviv district court judge's injunction ordering the services to stop from Wednesday comes after a court challenge from a taxi drivers' union and a separate ride-hailing app

Uber gives green light for sale of stake to Japan's SoftBank

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

(UPDATED) 'We've entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential investment,' a company statement says

LTFRB rejects 15,000 Uber, Grab applications

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Applicants submitted incomplete requirements or did not appear at hearings

TNVS CONSULTATION. A photo from the LTFRB Central Office with the Board Officials during the consultation with TNVS operators. Photo by LTFRB.

France fines Uber 800,000 euros over ride-sharing service

Jun 09, 2016 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED San Francisco based Uber will appeal the French court s ruling immediately according to lawyers

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 17, 2015 shows a person using the French version of the Uber app to order a UberPop cab in Paris.  Uber was fined 800,000 euros (900,000 dollars) in France on June 9, 2016, half of which was suspended, over its UberPOP ride-sharing service. Two of UberPOP's senior executives in Western Europe were also fined 30,000 euros and 20,000 euros, with half of those sums also suspended.The use of UberPOP in France was halted last July amid a storm of opposition to the service from taxi drivers. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS OLIVA

Didi Chuxing denies initial public offering reports

May 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

An earlier report says the ride hailing app and service is targeting a New York listing in 2017 but the company denies this saying it does not have IPO plans as of now

DIDI CHUXING. A commuter shows the Didi Chuxing app on her iPhone in Beijing, China, May 13, 2016. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

LTFRB to Uber: No one is above the law

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:13 PM

In a viral Facebook post an automotive journalist alleges that LTFRB and DOTC are starting their own service called Premium Taxi which is just another racket and another inept way of reinventing the wheel

UBER MANILA. Screen shot from Uber website

Nepal quake, 2016 elections, UFC Manila | 9PM wRap

May 12, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

GrabCar PH relaunches

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:30 AM

GrabCar relaunches at an opportune time as the LTFRB approves the creation of a transport network company

Uber to invest in ride safety for 2015

Dec 18, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The ride sharing service company focuses on biometrics and voice verification technology to improve driver screening after one of its drivers in India was accused of raping a passenger

This photograph taken on October 10, 2014 shows a smartphone displaying the Uber app of the timing and availability of taxis within the area at Raffles place financial district in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Thailand partially bans Uber ride-sharing service

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Thailand s Department of Land Transport is not banning the use of Uber but rather the use of black plate vehicles

UBER. Screen shot from Uber.

New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape claim

Dec 09, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Hours after banning Uber New Delhi bans all other taxi service providers relying on web based technology

UBER TALK. Indian Uber Cabs General Manager for Delhi Gagan Bhatia arrives to meet with the Chairperson of the Delhi Woman Commission Barkha Shukla Singh in New Delhi on December 9, 2014. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Uber now valued at $40 billion

Dec 05, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Uber chief Travis Kalanick says the money will fuel expansion especially in the Asia Pacific region

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA