GrabCar now officially legal in the Philippines

MyTaxi PH, Inc. (Grab Taxi or Grab Car), after having been working hand in hand with the government agency, is finally granted its wish. To be accredited by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) as the first Transportation Network Company (TNC). In may, LTFRB released new transport classification aside from the existing public transport category.

Natasha Bautista, Head of GrabCar Philippines, said this GrabCar accreditation validates the company’s efforts in providing the safest and most convenient rides for passengers in the Philippines.

Natasha Bautista

“With full accreditation, more Filipino commuters will be able to use GrabCar and be confident that we offer a legitimate and safe private hire service. We will now focus on rapidly expanding our GrabCar service to serve more passengers across the Philippines,” said Bautista.

“Our GrabCar accreditation by LTFRB is a historical occasion. We commend the Philippine government for collaborating with our team to revolutionize transport in the Philippines through the development of game-changing regulations that champion innovation and public safety for society,” she added.

Government requirement for accreditation as TNC.

The requirements for TNC accreditation include: business permit, certificate of registration duly issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), business model proposal with proposed fare rates and service charges, and complaint mechanism against vehicle owners and drivers. All these have been complied by GrabCar already.

GrabCar Anniversary Promotion

To celebrate its full accreditation by the Philippine government, GrabCar is giving away an unlimited P100 discount on all GrabCar and GrabCar+ rides! Just use the promo code LEGALLYGRAB on every booking from July 7 to July 21, 2015.


  1. Good day! Pwede po ba pa send ng link ng application? And ask ko din po kng tumatanggap pa kayo ng application at hanggang kelan po pwede? Pls reply. Thanks!

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