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Toyota picks Philippines to lead launch of all-new Hiace

By Catherine Talavera/The Philippine Star – Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) has chosen the Philippines to be the first market to launch its new Hiace models given the strong demand in the country’s for the particular product. TMC and Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled yesterday the new generation Hiace Read more »

How Grab became a major transport provider in Philippines

By Roderick T. dela Cruz/manilastandard.net – A Malaysian technology company which came to the Philippines in 2013 turned into the largest transport service provider in the country in a span of five years. Grab, which was established by young Malaysian businessman Anthony Tan as “My Teksi” app, jolted the Read more »

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

By Chrisee Dela Paz/rappler.com – An economist warned that Filipino commuters could face higher fares and fewer incentives, after California-based Uber decided to sell its entire Southeast Asian business to its rival Grab. Ending stiff competition between the ride-hailing behemoths, Uber on Monday, March 26, sold its operations in Read more »

Why Angkas is illegal

By Rambo Talabong/rappler.com – Almost a year after its launch, Angkas has made a name for itself as the top motorcycle-sharing service in the Philippines. The company entered a market already heavily populated by car riders averse to motorbiking through hazardous Metro Manila thoroughfares, on top of dealing with erratic Read more »

LOOK: New jeepneys under PUV modernization program

By Katerina Francisco and Kimiko Sy/rappler.com – What will the new jeepneys look like under the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program? The public had a glimpse of the updated modern jeepneys in an expo held by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Trade and Industry on Read more »

Commuters told: Brace for February 27 transport strike

via rappler.com – Commuters were told to seek alternative means of transportation on Monday, February 27, as jeepney operators are set to hold a strike in Metro Manila and select provinces to protest plans to phase out their old fleet. In Metro Manila, jeepney drivers are expected to convene at Read more »