GrabCar and GrabCar+ Is Now Legal

GrabCar Philippines has been closely working with the government to ensure that the service will conform to every aspect of the law. Because of their hard work and determination to bring safe and comfortable rides, GrabCar is the first in its kind in the Philippines to be fully accredited as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) by the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB). You read that right, GrabCar is now legal!

LTRFB Accreditation

They have been attending hearings and forums to hear the side of the government and address any issue that they may encounter. In May 2015, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced that it would create a new classification to accommodate mobile app-based booking services. On July 3rd, GrabCar became the first company to complete all the requirements and receive full accreditation as a TNC.

Here are the Transport Network Service Requirements:

  • Business Permit
  • Certificate of Registration duly issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Business Model Proposal with proposed fare rates and service charges
  • Complaint Mechanism against vehicle owners and drivers.

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.


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.

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“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.

Safety remains top priority

The stringent safety and training process we’ve implemented since day one has ensured that GrabCar complies with the new TNC regulations seamlessly and can be the first to be fully accredited by LTFRB. We are committed to screening and training our GrabPeer drivers for GrabCar in full compliance with the TNVS accreditation requirements set by LTFRB. In fact, we’re working with our Regional Head of Safety and the LTFRB to consistently ensure that our screening and safety measures are of the highest standard possible,” said Bautista.


“GrabCar has been very collaborative. Since day one of operations, they have been working closely with us to ensure that the policy on TNCs prioritizes passenger safety. We are happy to announce that GrabCar has already been accredited upon meeting all government requirements, and we are positive that this will revolutionize the Philippine transportation industry,” said Roberto Cabrera, LTFRB Executive Director.

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.


I am very happy with the effort that GrabCar Philippines has put into its mission of providing us a safe and comfortable rides, yeah and awesome rides too! It shows how dedicated they are in changing lives, giving car owners and drivers an alternate source of income, and giving commuters a safe, comfortable and luxurious rides. Thank Your GrabCar!

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