Statement on the Participation of PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE in the 34th ASEAN Summit Bangkok, Thailand, 22-23 June 2019

MANILA, 23 JUNE 2019 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte returned to Manila today following productive discussions with fellow Southeast Asian Leaders on ASEAN community-building and key regional and global issues. President Duterte expressed concern on the impact of the US-China trade war on global growth and economic integration. He urged both sides to resolve their […]

Japan biz group to plant 10K Sakura seeds in Davao, Marawi

DAVAO CITY — As they bank on building deeper relations with the Philippines, a Japanese business group on Thursday bared its plans of planting Sakura seeds in Mintal, Davao City and Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. In a media interview during the Davao Investment Conference 2019, Ichido Miyake, vice president of the Japanese Chamber […]

GrabFood Statement on No-shows

We are saddened by the issues surrounding unclaimed GrabFood orders circulating online. To restate, GrabFood does not allow order cancellations once orders are placed by the delivery-partner at the merchant. The instances highlighted on social media posts are mostly due to customer NO-SHOWS, which constitute to only 0.01% of our total transactions. Grab has a […]

Cambodia extends visa-free entry to 30 days to Filipinos

MANILA — The Royal Government of Cambodia has approved a 30-day, visa-free entry policy to Filipino travelers, the Philippine embassy in Cambodia announced Thursday. According to the embassy, Cambodia “agreed, in the spirit of reciprocity,” to its request to extend the initial period of stay for Philippine passport holders without a visa to 30 days […]

Grab seeks solution to lack of drivers, Requests LTFRB for deactivated drivers to resume temporarily

Grab Philippines on Monday asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to find ways to quickly increase the number of drivers, as soaring demand for rides continues to be underserved. “If there is room for Grab to help LTFRB in the processing of driver applications, we are very much willing to help,” Grab […]