Considered as the fastest booking service for taxi’s, private cars and motorbikes through one mobile, Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading taxi-hailing platform. Grab aims to transform the taxi industry – making transport freedom a reality for the 620 million people. As of date, Grab is available in the following countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In general, the platform offers the following: taxi services, GrabCar for private cars, GrabBike for motorcycle taxis, and GrabExpress for last mile delivery.
In Iloilo, meanwhile, Grab is limited to taxi services only. However, the company envisions to have all the services available in the soonest time possible. The Grab platform embodies the following: Safety, Convenience, and Speed and it aims to improve the transport industry by introducing simple, cost-effective, mobile-based technology to both supply (taxi fleet and drivers) and demand (passenger) that will optimize the matching process between both.
However, for the benefit of all, how does Grab work anyway?
Grab is a mobile application that can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play. The mechanics to using the app is simple: 1.) Book a ride, set your pick up and drop off point and tap next; 2.) Get a driver, the application will find your driver; 3.) Track your driver, know your driver’s details, location, and estimated arrival time; and 4.) Share your ride, let your family and friends track your ride.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use GrabTaxi? GrabTaxi improves the way passengers hail taxi drivers and the way taxi drivers look out for passengers. Their 3 unique selling points are: Speed: GrabTaxi lets you find the taxi nearest you in less than a minute with just two taps! Waiting for your driver is also reduced as the algorithm in choosing the best driver for you is always the closest interested driver. Safety: GrabTaxi provides you transparency in the information of your taxi booking – driver’s name, plate number, phone number, and estimated fare. Track your driver as you wait for him and “share-your-ride” on Facebook, Twitter, email, or SMS so your loved ones are assured of your route and arrival. Certainty: Just open the app and know how many taxis are near you. Subsequently, we provide you instant confirmation on the status of your booking!
How much does it cost? Drivers are trained to turn on the meter once the passenger is inside the taxi. All you have to pay is the metered fare (based on LTFRB) and an additional booking fee, which varies per city. Check your app to learn more about our booking fees.
Why is there a booking fee? The reason for a booking fee is for drivers to be able to cover their expense in going to where you are. Remember, drivers only start their meters once you’re inside the taxi. In addition, we provide you speed, certainty, and safety. We will provide you the best taxi booking service in Manila and we promise to continuously serve you better every time.
Excited to try Grab in the City of Love? Then download the app today. For more information, visit www.grab.com/ph/ or follow Grab on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.
Grab to Introduce GrabCar to Iloilo City
In a media roundtable, Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz talks about the developments and plans of Grab in Iloilo, including the possibility of GrabCar in the metro. GrabCar allows private vehicle owners to operate and earn via the app. Vera Cruz says that the GrabCar application in Iloilo is pending LTFRB approval, but is positive that it will be implemented in Iloilo soon.
Following the announcement of its intention to introduce GrabCar to Iloilo City, Grab bares application requirements to those who want to join. Those interested can look for Christian Yee or Ed Solafrana at the 2/F The Galleria Atria, Pison Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
- Photocopy of Government ID to prove citizenship and legal identity of the petitioner; photocopy of the OR of the ready unit as proof of ownership; photocopy of the CR of the ready unit as proof of ownership
- Proof of financial capacity of petitioner bank (bank certificate); DTI; BIR certificate of registration/Mayor’s permit
- Photocopy of police clearance; Photocopy of NBI; statement of financial capacity
- Picture of garage as proof of existence of garage; sketch of garage; inspection report (from LTO); photo of unit (each side, front and back side, dashboard and back of the car)