Grab PH taps taxi operator for expansion in Tacloban City

Grab Philippines announced on Thursday, October 25, that it has expanded its operations to Tacloban City to provide more services for both locals and tourists in that city.

Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu

“Our expansion in Tacloban City cements our pledge to use technology to serve the everyday needs of our consumers,” Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu said in a statement.

Grab, in partnership with Lhuillier Taxi, will initially deploy 25 Grab Taxi units in the city. Lhuillier Taxi has a fleet of 55 taxi units and half of those have been deployed with Grab services.

The ridesharing firm also partnered with the city planning office of the local government of Tacloban and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 8 to launch the service.

“By providing our platform to taxis in Tacloban, we are also supporting local drivers’ livelihood and welfare,” according to Cu.

Grab started its operations in Tacloban last October 12 but decided to put off its disclosure to the media until Thursday to ensure “operations onsite are running smoothly”.

With this development, Grab is now operating in 11 cities namely Manila, Cebu, Davao, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Baguio, Bataan, Naga, Iloilo and Tacloban. — PNA

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