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Grab delivery services reach Dumaguete City

GRAB Philippines said on Monday its GrabFood and GrabExpress services are now available in Dumaguete City.

Grab Philippines introduces new country head Grace Vera Cruz

RIDE-HAILING company Grab Philippines announced on Thursday the appointment of a new country head, Grace Vera Cruz.

Grab, Unilever team up for safer food delivery

A PARTNERSHIP between Grab and Unilever highlights the bigger responsibilities of both companies during this pandemic. While Grab has been instrumental with bringing our essentials right at our doorstep, the hygiene products of Unilever have been helping us keep the virus at bay. To ensure the utmost safety and hygiene at every stage of the food delivery life cycle, Unilever will be providing GrabFood merchant partners and delivery partners with hygiene kits, which includes Lifebuoy sanitizer and Cif multi-purpose cleaner. The products will be used by the partners in their respective restaurants or stores, whether for quick personal sanitation by staff members and drivers, or deep cleaning protocols within the establishment.

Grab and partners step up efforts to help small businesses 

GRAB Philippines on Wednesday announced a new initiative in partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G), Unilever, Nestlé, Ultramega, Citibank, Agoda, and Booking.com, among others, aimed at boosting support for small enterprises amid a pandemic crisis.

Grab extends operations up to midnight

RIDE-HAILING company Grab Philippines on Wednesday said its GrabCar and GrabTaxi services have started operating until midnight in three major areas. In a statement, Grab...

Grab Philippines president resigns

GRAB PHILIPPINES President Brian P. Cu announced his resignation on Thursday, saying he will now pursue other business interests.

Grab to spare riders from cost of canceled orders

GRAB Philippines (Grab) is developing a new model to avoid “no-show” incidents in its food delivery service, the ride-hailing company said on Thursday.

Grab to cut 360 jobs as pandemic hurts operations

SINGAPORE-BASED ride-hailing firm Grab said it would be cutting about 360 jobs or 5% of its employees due to the “stark impact” of the coronavirus pandemic on its operations.

GrabCar rider demand starts to recover

GRAB Philippines on Sunday said the rider demand for its GrabCar service is now starting to recover, with over 50,000 bookings made as of Saturday.

Grab app adds features versus pandemic

Grab Philippines has added new features to its app to ensure the enforcement of “higher safety and hygiene standards” across its fleet when lockdown measures are eased.

Grab resumes taxi service in Baguio and Naga

GRAB Philippines has resumed its taxi services in Baguio and Naga on Friday, implementing the cashless payment mandated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Grab opens grocery delivery service

RIDE-HAILING app Grab Philippines on Monday announced the official launch of its new on-demand grocery delivery service called GrabMart.

Doing good: stepping up during a lockdown

It’s been three weeks since the Luzon community quarantine to stem the spread of COVID-19 started, and as front liners keep trying to stem...

Grab, Foodpanda to operate during Luzon lockdown

GRAB Philippines on Tuesday said it had resumed its food and delivery service to support food outlets allowed to operate during a Luzon-wide lockdown.

Grab suspends carpooling services

TRANSPORT network vehicle service Grab Philippines announced on Thursday that its GrabShare carpooling services in Metro Manila and Cebu will be suspended beginning Friday, March 13, as confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country continue to rise.

Grab Philippines to complete safety training center for bikers next month

TRANSPORT network vehicle service Grab Philippines targets the completion for the training facility of its motorcycle taxi by March this year.

Grab Philippines seeks approval to revive motorcycle taxi service

RIDE-HAILING firm Grab Philippines is seeking to revive its motorcycle service, Grab Bike, to help provide “affordable and agile transport solutions” to commuters.

House resolution filed to investigate Grab charges

A LEGISLATOR has filed a resolution seeking to conduct an investigation on the alleged illegal charges being imposed by car-hailing firm Grab on customers.

Grab to start rider refunds on Dec. 31

GRAB Philippines will start giving refunds, which start at P1, to select Grab passengers on Dec. 31 as ordered by the country’s competition watchdog.

Grab eyes more incentives for drivers

GRAB Philippines is looking to give its drivers more incentives to encourage them to operate during rush hours as the shortage of available drivers pushes fares higher.

Grab slapped with new fine

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) slapped Grab Philippines with new fines amounting to P16.15 million for overpricing and higher driver cancellations.

Singapore’s Grab introduces pilot motorbike-hailing service in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR — Ride-hailing firm Grab has launched a pilot program for motorbike hailing in Malaysia, barely a month after regional rival Gojek was given the green light to begin limited operations in the country.

Grab PHL says it did not overcharge riders; any increase was...

GRAB Philippines on Tuesday said there is no basis for Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA Partylist) Rep. Jericho B. Nograles’ assertion that it “should be liable for P15 billion worth of fines” for overcharging customers.

Grab won’t dispute PCC’s P23.45 million fine, refund order

RIDE-HAILING firm Grab Philippines said it will not dispute the fine imposed by the antitrust regulator for breaching its initial pricing commitment.

PCC wants Grab to ensure ‘reasonable’ fare increases

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is working with ride-hailing app Grab Philippines to ensure fare increases are reasonable, as it dominates the market after taking over Uber’s local operations last year.

Grab Philippines adds new services

GRAB Philippines is adding new transport, logistics and lifestyle services on its platform.

Grab to pilot test scooter service in Intramuros

GRAB Philippines is partnering with the Department of Tourism (DoT) to pilot test a scooter service in Intramuros and to stream Philippine tourism videos in Grab cars across Southeast Asia.

Grab says to invest $2B in Indonesia using funds from Japan’s...

JAKARTA — Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab on Monday said it will invest $2 billion into Indonesia over five years using capital received from Japanese technology investor SoftBank Group Corp.

Ride-sharing restrictions lifted on small cars

REGULATORS will clear hatchback and subcompact cars to operate legally as part of the ride-sharing fleet.

Grab hatchback drivers to file complaint against LTFRB

A GROUP of deactivated Grab hatchback drivers and a labor group will file a class suit on Friday against the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for its policy on hatchback vehicles.

Grab eyes Singapore banking license

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE — Grab, Southeast Asia’s most valuable start-up, is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the Southeast Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks, four people with knowledge of the process said.

Citi launches co-branded credit cards with Grab

HONG KONG — Citigroup has teamed up with Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab to launch co-branded credit cards, as it looks to boost its Asian customer base by about 13% via partnerships with digital firms, a senior Citi executive said.

Show-cause order issued to Grab

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it has issued to Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) a show-cause order to justify its pronouncements about the removal of about 8,000 drivers from its platform.

Grab may deactivate 8,000 drivers

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) said Monday it may have to deactivate “at least” 8,000 vehicle providers from its platform next week, as they failed to comply with regulations set by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Grab cracks down on ‘excessive’ cancellations

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) said it will start imposing penalties on passengers and drivers for excessive cancellations of booked rides.

Grab raises $1.5B from SoftBank fund

LEADING Southeast Asian ride-hailing provider Grab raised about $1.5 billion from SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund, bankrolling its effort to expand into new services across the region.

Competition watchdog fines Grab P6.5M for ‘deficient’, ‘incorrect’ data

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) has to pay P6.5 million in fine for submitting “deficient”, “incorrect” data to the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) as part of the watchdog’s price monitoring.

Grab launches food delivery service in Cebu

RIDE hailing company Grab Philippines said Friday that it launched its GrabFood service in Cebu, its second market for the service.

Grab Philippines teams up with IDOOH

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) said on Monday it is partnering with media technology company IDOOH International for the distribution of in-car display tablets in its vehicles.

GrabFood launched with Crave City

WHILE GrabFood, transport services app Grab’s food delivery system, has been operational for quite a while now — it has been in place since June in select cities, expanded operations in July to cover all of Metro Manila, and in October began beta testing in Cebu and Mandaue — it was launched officially on Nov. 10 in an event called Crave City. Crave City is open to the public until Nov. 10, with customers able to order food via the app (provided onsite) from establishments Mom & Tina’s, El Chupacabra, Señor Pollo, Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen, Charlie’s Grind and Grill, Gong Cha, Ersao, Aysee, Sunrise Buckets, Manila Creamery, and Stockpile, which have stalls in BGC’s Globe Amphitheatre.

Grab launches premium tricycle service

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc) partnered with distributor AutoItalia Philippines Enterprises, Inc. to offer the GrabTrike Premium service using the three-wheeled Piaggio Ape.

Grab partners with Booking

GRAB HOLDINGS, Inc. said it is partnering with travel company Booking Holdings, Inc., which would allow Grab users to book travel-related services on the app and pay through GrabPay.

Grab plans to appeal PCC’s P12 million fine

GRAB Philippines said on Friday that it will file a motion for reconsideration after it was fined P12 million by the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) for alleged compliance failures in connection with its acquisition of the Southeast Asian business of Uber.

Southeast Asia’s Grab inks deal with Mastercard for issuance of prepaid...

SINGAPORE — Singapore-based Grab has partnered payments processor Mastercard Inc. to issue prepaid cards tailored to Southeast Asian consumers, extending the use of Grab’s digital wallet and helping its unbanked users transact online.

Grab Philippines beefing up safety features for users

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) unveiled on Monday its “Safer Everyday Tech Roadmap” which aims to address safety concerns of both drivers and passengers.