Grab Philippines announced Thursday it has expanded its operations to Tacloban City to provide more services for both locals and tourists in that city.
“Our commitment to provide better transportation options to more Filipinos remains firm. As we become the everyday app, we continue our commitment to bring more consumers to their destinations faster, safer and more reliable,” Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu said in a statement.
“Our expansion in Tacloban City cements our pledge to use technology to serve the everyday needs of our consumers,” he added.
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”.