GrabCar, GrabTaxi’s private-hire vehicle booking service, has been accredited as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) by the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board. To celebrate, GrabCar is having a promo for their service, which you can avail by downloading the GrabTaxi app.
It seems like services like GrabCar is here to stay in the country, thanks to the LTFRB making a separate accreditation line for app-based, private vehicle booking services. Now that GrabCar is a legitimate service, we can expect two big things from the service that started as a taxi-booking app:
1. GrabCar can fully commit themselves to increasing the value of their service, and not spend manpower and time going through legal processes. That should hopefully mean better and safer service from their accredited vehicles and drivers.
2. Since GrabCar is now recognized by the government, they are also legally liable for anything that could happen to passengers, drivers, and the vehicles. If any untoward incident might happen on the road, then passengers are within legal rights to seek action.
The announcement of going legit cuts both ways, and that only means good things for us, the consumers of this service. This move by the government and GrabCar also comes at a very convenient time for passengers, as the rainy season makes moving around Metro Manila more difficult thanks to the weather and the sudden lack of reliable transport.
Natasha Bautista, Head of GrabCar Philippines, said this GrabCar accreditation validates the company’s efforts in providing the safest and most convenient rides for passengers in the Philippines.
“With full accreditation, more Filipino commuters will be able to use GrabCar and be confident that we offer a legitimate and safe private hire service. We will now focus on rapidly expanding our GrabCar service to serve more passengers across the Philippines,” said Bautista.
“Our GrabCar accreditation by LTFRB is a historical occasion. We commend the Philippine government for collaborating with our team to revolutionize transport in the Philippines through the development of game-changing regulations that champion innovation and public safety for society,” she added.
To celebrate its full accreditation by the Philippine government, GrabCar is giving away an unlimited P100 discount on all GrabCar and GrabCar+ rides! Just use the promo code LEGALLYGRAB on every booking from July 7 to July 21, 2015.