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GRABCAR WELCOME AT NAIA TERMINALS

Passengers can now book GrabCar in NAIA Terminals upon arrival at the airport

 

 With the recent announcement of GrabCar’s approval of TNC accreditation in NAIA, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)  has open its gates to GrabCar to pick-up passengers in all its four terminals. Grab booths will also be provided for passengers whoe does not have the Grab mobile app yet to assist them in bookong their rides. Here are the four pick-up locations as reported by techpatrl.com: Terminal 1 – Main Arrival Curbside Terminal 2 – Inner Arrival between Bays 7 & 8 Terminal 3 – Secondary Arrival Curbside between Bays 5 & 6 Terminal 4 – Curbside GrabCar drivers will be allowed […]

GRABTAXI IS NOW GRAB. PHOTO BY MAE ILAGAN (WIM)

Mobile app GrabTaxi is now Grab

 

 Mobile app for taxi and car booking GrabTaxi renames and is now simply called Grab. Grab announces this latest news at it happens in Singapore today. This is a developing story. Will update. UPDATE: GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, rebrands to Grab today. The new Grab encompasses all the company’s services: taxis (GrabTaxi), private car services (GrabCar), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike), social carpooling (GrabHitch) and last mile delivery (GrabExpress), under one umbrella brand.   Rebrand signifies Grab’s market dominance in Southeast Asia   Since launching in 2012, Grab has evolved from a humble taxi-booking app to Southeast Asia’s largest land […]

BEST HOTEL DEALS AND WHAT'S NOT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2016

Quick hotel recommendations: Best deals and what’s not for 2016

 

 Another year will come to pass, and 2015 has been generous to us in terms of the countless things we’ve achieved all throughout the year. One of those things is the opportunity to travel and stay in different types of hotels, from standard to premium, to the regular to posh, and lucrative hotels we all been dreaming of. So here’s our quick hotel recommendations and what’s not that you should look forward to, in 2016. Widus Hotel & Casino Widus Hotel & Casino is a premier one-stop leisure destination in Clark Freeport Zone, which is about one hour and forty-five minutes to two-hours drive that has […]

STAR WARS-THEMED GRABCARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY BOOKING A RIDE WITH GRABTAXI MOBILE APP

Can’t get enough of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Book the Star Wars-themed GrabCars and ‘May the Force be with you!’

 

 GrabTaxi mobile app ups the ante by launching a Star Wars-themed for all GrabCar passengers fro them to experience the Star Wars: The Force Awakens craze that is currently storming all Jedi and Dark Side fanatics of the movie saga. Launched in Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, and Manila, the Star Wars fleet will cruise the streets and highways until 30 December 2015 as part of GrabCar’s regional marketing campaign in collaboration with Disney Southeast Asia. All you have to do is select the STAR WARS GrabCar option as your vehicle type when you book your ride and wait for the confirmation. For those who haven’t installed […]

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GrabTaxi spreads holiday cheer to passengers in Makati CBD and BGC

 

 With only 9 days left before Christmas and GrabTaxi gave away holiday cheer from 11 in the morning to 2 on the afternoon yesterday. The leading ride-sharing mobile app company in the Philippines sent out 200 puto bumbongs, a local sweet delicacy especially made during Christmas season, for free to GrabTaxi users who booked through the special GrabPasko icon that was specially made for the event. Lucky passengers in Makati CBD and BGC were treated to the Filipino holiday delicacy delivered by GrabTaxi and GrabExpress drivers. “We wanted to spread the holiday spirit and give our passengers small tokens as […]

GRABTAXI, OLA, DIDI KUAIDI, AND LYFT PARTNERSHIP

GrabTaxi, Ola, Didi, and Lyft join forces for better ride share transport worldwide

 

 The formidable team was born and the pact was sealed as GrabTaxi, Ola, Didi Kuaidi, and Lyft inked a worldwide partnership to lead into the ride sharing business and get ahead of their best competitor, Uber. Sounds like this only happens in the movies but the pride of lions is definitely coming out of the jungle from India, China, US, and Southeast Asia and make a killing with their strategic global partnership, as announced last December 4. These four companies will roll out their partnership by the first quarter of 2016 and this is one heck of a team to beat and […]

GRABHELI POWERED BY GRABTAXI APP

Experience Fifty Shades of Grey chopper ride or escape Manila traffic, your choice, within reach via GrabHeli

 

 Admit it. That Fifty Shades of Grey chopper ride with Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele caught you dreaming that someday you too can experience a once in a lifetime sky ride. With or without Mr. Grey. Or Anastasia. Now your dreams will come true as GrabTaxi Philippines launched its new in-app service GrabHeli to cater to people in need of a helicopter ride service, whether to see the beauty of the metro up in the sky or escape the horrendous carmageddon in EDSA. GrabHeli is now available with just one click of a button on your GrabTaxi booking app. Initially, GrabHeli will […]

U-HOP ON DEMAND MOBILE APP MASS TRANSPORT SERVICE

Can U-Hop catch up with GrabCar and Uber?

 

 Just recently, a new app-based for mass transport service have started to make their presence known in the metro announcing the service that will equal or surpass the current on-demand app car services of GrabCar and Uber that are already popular to passengers who can’t get enough of the public rides in Metro Manila. Unlike GrabCar and Uber, U-Hop focuses on multi-passenger service ride from different pick-up points (passengers are booked by group from a service area) to one specific destination. At first glance, it’s kinda blur how the service works. Arlene Cabangon, VP for Technology, U-Hop, explains to Kara David […]

GRABEXPRESS DELIVERIES MADE EASY: HOW TO BECOME GRABEXPRESS RIDER

Same day pick-up and delivery courier GrabExpress service available on GrabTaxi app

 

 After testing the beta version for the past few months, GrabExpress is now ready to pick-up and deliver items for only PhP 80. GrabExpress is a courier service available on GrabTaxi app which expanded its features to offer more quality services to all users. With GrabExpress anyone who downloaded and installed the GrabTaxi app can now send documents, parcels, gifts, and more to their loved ones in select areas in Metro Manila. Customers of GrabExpress can send packages that are less than 5kgs with dimensions not exceeding 28x32x12cm*. GrabExpress is available from Mondays to Saturdays, 8AM to 8PM in Alabang, Makati, […]

GRABCAR ILOVEMEGMAG PROMO CODE

GrabCar and GrabCar+ September 14-18 promo code

 

 We hope that everything’s coming back to normal after the September 8 ‘carmageddon’ in EDSA. That was one hell of a traffic problem situation that both motorists and commuters had experienced this year. We have yet to see if the new traffic scheme headed by HPG will be successful in the coming days. We’ve tried using TEACH4PH promo code the other day and it seems it’s not yet started. But then again, please try to use TEACH4PH promo code and get P50 off your GrabCar and GrabCar+ ride. Meanwhile, if  you can’t use TEACH4PH, you can use the promo code ILOVEMEGMAG […]

GRABCAR PHILIPPINES OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SEPT. 8 TRAFFIC PROBLEM

GrabCar Philippines official statement in connection to Sept. 8 ‘carmageddon’

 

 Official Statement from GrabCar Philippines “GrabTaxi has always been committed to providing a better option for public transportation. We would like to apologize to commuters as not everyone was able to get a ride home via our service during the downpour last Tuesday, 8 September 2015. Heavy rains resulted in traffic congestion and flooded areas all over Metro Manila. Many of our drivers were affected and got stranded, like the rest of Metro Manila, and were not able to  accept bookings as they were caught in the gridlock. The flooded road conditions also meant that they would have risked passenger […]

GRABTAXI V3.0 MOBILE TRANSPORT APP PROS AND CONS

Weighing the Pros and Cons of GrabTaxi V3.0

 

 With the recent update of GrabTaxi mobile app to v3.0, different reactions and comments have surfaced on the mobile app’s review page and on various social media pages. The update last August 26  gave its subscribers a look at what to expect as changes and improvements are on its way for GrabTaxi. Since its inception, GrabTaxi made it clear that they are here to revolutionize the taxi industry in countries they’ve chosen to launch the now $700 million funded app in Southeast Asia. READ: GrabTaxi raises US$350M bringing total funding to US$700M With a total 6.1 million mobile downloads (according to latest data), GrabTaxi has become […]

GRABTAXI VERSION 3.0 APP

GrabCar September 2015 promo code

 

 UPDATE: Use TEACH4PH when you book GrabCar and get P50 off from your GrabCar fare beginning on September 7, 2015 up to January 31, 2016. TEACH4PH is an advocacy wherein GrabTaxi Philippines donates P10, for each GrabCar booking made, to Teach for the Philippines. Let’s support this worthy cause to provide Filipino children inclusive, relevant, and excellent education. Now for other related news. Have you installed the latest GrabTaxi 3.0 version? What do you guys think of the latest UI of the redesigned V3.0 app? Have something to add to this story?  Share it in the comments. Viewed 81806 times by 11770 […]

GRABTAXI AUGUST TO SEPTEMBER PROMO CODE

It’s CHICKEN or EGG GrabTaxi August to September 2015 promo code

 

 For those who are waiting for another GrabTaxi promo code, you don’t have to wait for too long because it’s here. All you have to do is type CHICKEN or EGG as your promo code whenever you book a GrabTaxi ride within Metro Manila and pay only PhP 10 on your booking fee. It’s simple as that and you’re just like playing the game whichever came first. Typing CHICKEN or EGG, is as easy as ABC. This is quite a fun idea incorporating one of the oldest argument in life. Promo period is from Aug. 21 – Sept. 30, 2015. Viewed […]

GRABCAR LTFRB ACCREDITATION RELEASED TODAY

BREAKING! More than 1,000 GrabCar Peers accredited by LTFRB today; Use promo code SALUTE until Aug. 31

 

 More than 1,000 GrabCar Peers got their LTFRB accreditation today, Aug. 20, 2015. Use SALUTE promo code valid until Aug. 31 to get P50 off when you book GrabCar or GrabCar+ Premium.     Viewed 43974 times by 4558 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your suggestions and comments. Thank you for visiting!More Posts

GRABTAXI DRIVER'S OPEN LETTER TO THE PUBLIC

A GrabTaxi Driver’s Open Letter to the Public

 

 It was just another ordinary day and the usual ride after I booked GrabTaxi from Quezon City to Ortigas. The ride was relatively smooth except for occasional minor bumps of traffic jams along the EDSA to Santolan highway. This has been a regular scenario though along EDSA. I engaged in a conversation with kuya Ferdinand, who drives ACA 5762, and asked him politely about his experience as a GrabTaxi driver. He told me that he is earning well, thanks to GrabTaxi, and he prides himself with take-home money that he spent to pay for his family’s personal expenses. It was just a casual talk, a regular […]

GRABITLIKEITSHOT GRABCAR AUGUST 2015 PROMO CODE

GrabCar August 2015 promo code

 

   As a show of appreciation to their beloved followers and passengers, GrabCar announced through GrabTaxi Instagram account its August 2015 promo code GRABITLIKEITSHOT. By typing the promo code GRABITLIKEITSHOT, passengers will enjoy PhP 200 off from the total fare, good for three (3) rides only until September 1, 2015. Use GRABITLIKEITSHOT promo code for FREE GrabCar rides!   Viewed 37197 times by 9422 viewers ADMINJuan Manila Express is a magazine-themed blog of different niche from daily grind to headline news, to entertainment updates and social media related topics. Email us at [email protected] for your suggestions and comments. Thank you for […]

CHRIS ORDAS, THE MAN BEHIND THE TASTING ROOM AT BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY

Chris Ordas, the man behind The Tasting Room at Baguio Craft Brewery

 

 A beer brewing business that started inside a garage in Canada is sweeping the city of pines with flavorful beverages that will pique the interests of every Juans in Baguio City. Chris Ordas is the man behind Baguio Craft Brewery (also known as The Tasting Room), who brought his wild idea, together with his two partners,  of serving different flavors of beers here in Baguio. We met with Chris during the launch of GrabTaxi Baguio which was held in his bar. “It started in my garage in Canada. Craft beer has been a lifestyle here (in the Philippines) and same thing in […]

LAPERAL WHITE HOUSE IN BAGUIO CITY

The haunting at Laperal White House in Baguio City

 

 We are a bit skeptical when it comes to ghost encounters. We haven’t seen one but there are strange happenings in our life that we’ve had experienced in the past that will make a good share for ghost stories with the barkadas. Halloween and All Souls Day are both far from this month of August but what the heck. Here’s a short story of our experience when we bravely visited the infamous haunted house in Baguio, the Laperal White House, last Aug. 5, 2015. The challenge to visit Laperal started as we began traveling from Manila a day before we stepped inside the […]

GRABTAXI PHILIPPINES' NEWLY-APPOINTED COUNTRY MARKETING HEAD KHRIZTINA LIM LED THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH IN BAGUIO CITY LAST AUG. 5

Competition pushes GrabTaxi to become better and know their market more

 

 With the popularity of mobile for taxi booking app services in the Philippines, GrabTaxi has been leading in terms of more satisfied passengers using the app, based on reviews and conversations with the drivers themselves who shared stories of how much GrabTaxi changed their lives by providing them with more steady income. “Sipag at tiyaga lang ser,” (Hardwork, sir) was what Angelito Ombay told us, who drives plate number WFI 650 when we asked him how he got to earn a very generous income from driving for GrabTaxi. “Masipag lang po talaga ako mag-accept ng bookings ng mga pasahero ko para mas lalong […]

GRABTAXI EXISTS TO SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS THAT THE TAXI INDUSTRY AND PASSENGERS ARE FACING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Why Baguio City was chosen as the next GrabTaxi destination?

 

 GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation app, added another city to its growing on-demand destinations with the official launch in the country’s Summer Capital, offering safe, reliable, and convenient taxi rides to more than 300,000 residents and almost one million tourists visiting every year. Baguio is the 6th city in the Philippines that GrabTaxi operates in. The app first launched in Manila followed by Cebu, Davao City, Iloilo, Bacolod, and now Baguio. GrabTaxi started in Malaysia and introduced in the Philippines in 2012, and presently available in 6 countries, namely, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines. GrabTaxi Philippines started […]

GRABTAXIPH TEAM PAID BAGUIO CITY MAYOR DOMOGAN COURTESY CALL DURING THE LAUNCH THIS WEEK

GrabTaxi expands in Baguio City, PH’s Summer Capital

 

 GrabTaxi, the most-popular and sought after mobile taxi booking service app in the Philippines, successfully launched in Baguio City last August 5. Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan welcomed GrabTaxi as the company officials visited different local government offices and paid courtesy call to the head of the city. Mayor Domogan was already aware of the technology of the taxi booking app and “got excited because he knows it will help a lot of (taxi) drivers in Baguio,” shared by newly-appointed GrabTaxi Philippines, Country Marketing Head, Khriztina Lim. Lim, is one of the youngest female executives in the country who rose from […]

USE GRABCAR LATEST PROMO CODE LEGALLYGRAB TO GET P100 OFF ON YOUR GRABCAR AND GRABCAR+ RIDES

GrabCar celebrates anniversary with new promo code LEGALLYGRAB

 

 If you’re one of the many GrabCar passengers enjoying awesome rides from the GrabTaxi Philippines booking app, you will be rewarded with unlimited P100 discount on all GrabCar and GrabCar+ rides by using the new promo code LEGALLYGRAB on every booking from July 7 to 21, 2015. The newest promo code was announced today, July 7, by GrabCar Philippines Head Natasha Bautista as they say ‘thank you‘ to all their loyal passengers. Bautista also announced that they are now the first and only Transport Network Company legalized by the Philippine government through a MOA between GrabCar, Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board […]

LTRFB ACCREDITATION MOA SIGNING BETWEEN GRABCAR, LTFRB, AND DOTC

GrabCar takes pride as Philippines’ first and only accredited Transport Network Company

 

 On July 3, 2015, GrabCar, the private vehicle hire vehicle booking service available through the GrabTaxi app, got its full accreditation being the first and only Transport Network Company (TNC) legalized by the Philippine government. The said accreditation was signed in the presence of Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Executive Director, Roberto Cabrera and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Secretary Emilio “Jun” Aguinaldo Abaya, together with GrabCar Philippines Head, Natasha Bautista. “With full accreditation, more Filipino commuters will be able to use GrabCar and be confident that we offer safe and private hire service. We will now focus […]