Grab boss invites more taxis to ride-hailing platform


Posted at Sep 29 2017 12:13 PM

MANILA - Grab Philippines said it hoped to bring more taxis into its network, as it includes more forms of transportation in its ride-hailing platform while expanding outside Metro Manila.

Taxi groups have sought to tighten transport regulators' grip over Grab and rival Uber, whose pricing schemes may change depending on demand.

"We're offering them to invest into the model, but if they don't see it the way we see it, I'm not going to let that hinder our progress," Grab Philippines country manager Brian Cu told ANC's The Boss.

Grab users in the Philippines can hail taxis, sedans, delivery vehicles and tricycles.

Grab's goal is to give commuters options through technology, said Cu, who co-founded online shopping platform Zalora.

Cu uses Grab for his daily commute and jokes that he is his children's Grab driver.