Grab drivers to undergo police security training

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 05 2017 02:56 PM

MANILA - Ride-hailing service Grab on Wednesday signed a deal with the Philippine National Police for training on road safety and security.

Under the one-year-long agreement, the police highway patrol group will train Grab drivers on road safety and courtesy. Police will also seminars on how to avoid car theft, highway robbery, and other crimes. The deal also includes “technical support” to fight road crimes.

“We are grateful to the HPG-PNP for this partnership that will not only enhance our partner drivers’ training on road safety and courtesy, but it also provides us the means to contribute substantially in the anti-criminality drive of the Government,” Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu said.

Ride-hailing apps like Grab and Uber are popular in the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila, where traffic jams are a daily misery for 12 million people.

The Philippines is also among the first countries in the world to regulate such services.