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 on rapidly expanding our GrabCar service to serve more passengers across the Philippines,” said Bautista.
Bautista also added that this GrabCar accreditation validates the company’s efforts in providing the safest and most convenient rides for passengers in the Philippines.
This milestone achievement coincides with GrabCar’s first year anniversary, celebrated this July and on top of that, GrabCar is giving away unlimited P100 discount on all GrabCar and GrabCar+ rides by using the promo code LEGALLYGRAB on every booking from July 7 to 21, 2015.
When GrabCar first entered the market, the service operated on par with the current industry standards. “We wanted a differentiated service offering – a bit more cleaner; bit more professional, so we’ve came up with GrabCar. That was our answer to that need,” said GrabTaxi Managing Director, Brian Cu during GrabCar 1st year anniversary celebration held today at Black Olive Cerveceria in Capital Commons, Pasig City.
“We are committed to screening and training our GrabPeer drivers for GrabCar in full compliance with the TNVS accreditation requirements set by LTFRB. In fact, we’re working with our Regional Head of Safety and the LTFRB to consistently ensure that our screening and safety measures are of the hifghest standard possible,” added Bautista.
“GrabCar has been very collaborative. Since day one of operations, they have been working closely with us to ensure that the policy on TNCs prioritizes passenger saftey. We are happy to announce that GrabCar has already been accredited upon meeting all government requirements, and we are positive that this willr evolutionalize the Philippine transportation industry,” said Cabrera.
With that said, passengers can now ease a sigh of relief and be confident that GrabCar rides, not just made awesome, but are legally safe and accredited by the government.
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