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Uber vs GrabCar: The Street Match




Uber vs GrabCar

Here in the Philippines, a Toyota Altis is one of the cars that can fetch you when ask for a four-seater on Uber. Transport network companies, such as Uber and GrabCar, are gaining popularity in Metro Manila because they’ve turned out more convenient than regular taxis.

Commuters face the same problems when trying to hail a taxi. Cab drivers refuse passengers, the cabs are dilapidated and smells funky, muggers pretending to be cab drivers, and tricking the passenger into paying more than they should. It’s very frustrating to deal with regular cab drivers, which is why people now prefer taking out their smartphones and booking an Uber or GrabCar to fetch them and take them to their destination.

Here are some of the differences between the services and prices of regular cabs, GrabCar, and Uber

Rate Taxi Uber GrabCar
Base rate P30 P40 P30
Distance P3.50/500m P5.70/km P12
Time P3.50/90s waiting P2/minute No charge

You can see from the figures above that the fares cut it pretty close. One can’t tell which one is cheapest since it all really depends on the traffic situation. Uber might have the lowest charge per kilometer, but they charge P2.00 a minute while waiting, while taxis charge P7.00 per kilometer, and charge P3.50 per a minute and a half of waiting. GrabCar, however doesn’t charge for waiting time but they do charge P12.00 per kilometer.

Taxis still can provide the cheapest fare unless they charge you for a fixed deal, which is why some people prefer booking an Uber or GrabCar ride even though it’s a little more expensive. Commuters now don’t mind paying more if they get the convenience they need, which is usually just a car with a driver who can take them wherever they want.


Some of the services and features of Uber and GrabCar.

Feature and service Uber GrabCar
Shares info about driver (name and phone number), car (plate number and ETA)
Electronic payment (debit or credit card)
Supports cash payment
New cars
Split fare option
Rating option for customer feedback
Promos and discounts

Uber though, mostly operates in highly urbanized areas such as offices complexes and business districts, which is why they’re not as available as GrabCar. GrabCar is also planning on expanding to Cebu and Davao.

These two transport services have premium services too, which are Uber Black and GrabCar+, which let you travel in style (or basically, just classier and more expensive cars). Uber Black’s base fare is P90.00, the waiting time is P2.00 per minute, and charges P12.00 per kilometer. GrabCar+’s base fare is also P90.00, and charges P20.00 per kilometer.

However, it’s important to note that these serves have surging prices (for Uber) and Rush Hour Rate (for GrabCar) during peak hours where prices can go up to three times the standard rate for Uber, and twice for GrabCar.

With this comparison we can see why people opt to use these private services, and they’re more satisfied with their better service.

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#GrabGifts #McDonalds Treats and More e-vouchers now available in My Home Credit App!



Filipinos always have a knack for surprises and giving random gifts. It somehow serves as a way for them to show their love and appreciation to the special persons of their lives.

Home Credit, the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, through the My Home Credit App, lets customers enjoy savings on every purchase of their favorite e-vouchers powered by Share Treats! Home Credit Card and Qwarta users now have the access to amazing deals, discounts, and can redeem all the sulit lifestyle e-vouchers to gift themselves and their loved ones for any occasion.

Shop for vouchers anytime, anywhere!

With the My Home Credit App, gift giving has never been this easy.

  • Log into the app and select the vouchers icon.
  • Choose your preferred voucher from a range of product categories.
  • Complete your transaction and make sure to review the details of the voucher first. The transaction will be processed by using your 4-digit My Home Credit App PIN. Upon your checkout, discounts are automatically applied.
  • Here’s a link to know more about these quick-and-easy steps.

GrabGifts McDonalds Treats My Home Credit App

Redeeming e-vouchers from partner merchants

You’re almost there! Now that you have successfully purchased your e-voucher from the My Home Credit App, you may now proceed to Home Credit’s partner merchants to redeem the e-vouchers by following the redemption details or via partner stores nationwide.

And what’s good about this is – even non-users of the My Home Credit App can redeem the e-vouchers when purchasing from chosen merchant. So splurge without guilt and check out a few of Home Credit’s top store partners:


Enjoy big savings with your favorite treats from McDonald’s

Love ko ‘to! Feel the lovin’ when you purchase select McDonald’s treats with discounts using e-vouchers that you may get through the My Home Credit App. From burgers to sundaes, you name it! One (1) McDonald’s e-voucher code is equal to one (1) treat, which means the more vouchers you get, the more treats you get to enjoy.

Ride, eat, shop and deliver through GrabGifts

You can now collect one-stop vouchers for your gifting needs with discounts through Home Credit. Claim your GrabGifts in the Grab app and make sure to enter the e-voucher code to avail that sulit experience. Enjoy the GrabGift voucher for your hassle-free transport, food, grocery, or express deliveries. You can even send personalized Grab e-vouchers of your choice to your families and friends, with a variety of greetings to choose from, to make gift-giving more special.

As e-vouchers become one of the most convenient gifts to give, it has also become many merchants’ best friend. Home Credit is a partner that keeps on giving, with more stores to onboard along with more deals and discounts for you. Hurry! Download and visit the My Home Credit App now and indulge yourself with exclusive discounts today.

To learn more about the latest updates from Home Credit, visit its official website You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to know more about the latest promos and see what is new in the Marketplace. Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

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#GrabFood Teams up with #RiotGames for #VALORANT Champions Tour Pacific League 2023



GrabFood partners with Riot Games for VALORANT Champions Tour Pacific League 2023, making it the official Online Food Delivery Partner of the esports event in the Philippines.

The highlight of the partnership is the GrabUnlimited (GU) Unli-Buhat Challenge, where four lucky players and their chosen companions get the experience of a lifetime: a trip to Seoul, South Korea to witness the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Pacific League 2023 during the finals week happening in May.

Grand winners of the challenge are going to receive round-trip tickets for two, accommodation allowance, and exclusive backstage and event passes. To get started, participants can visit the “Challenges” icon on the Grab app and select “Unli-Buhat to VCT Seoul.” Once the details have been reviewed, they can click the “Accept Challenge” button and start ordering on GrabFood for a chance to win a spot on the special trip.

#GrabFood Teams up with #RiotGames for #VALORANT Champions Tour Pacific League 2023

GrabUnlimited gives gamers the ultimate sulit hack – offering an everyday free delivery fee as well as exclusive food deals. Depending on their gaming and food cravings, they can pursue the Unli-Buhat challenge and make the most out of their GrabFood experience. The Unli-Buhat Challenge is open to all GU subscribers until 15 April 2023.

Grab Philippines Director for Deliveries Greg Camacho shares:


“We are happy to partner with Riot Games for VCT Pacific League 2023 as we offer GrabUnlimited – our ultimate sulit delivery hack – to all gamers who depend on reliable delivery services. With GU, VAL players and all other esports athletes can focus on winning and leveling up – no more pausing the game to prep food cravings. So to all up-and-coming esports champs, just keep your head in the game and let GU cover all your food delivery needs. Make the most of your gaming experience with GrabUnlimited.”

Participants of the GrabUnlimited Unli-Buhat Challenge can also win surprise VALORANT in-game items like sprays, gun buddies, and player cards. In-game items will be awarded on March 31, while the grand prize winners will be announced on April 22. Winners will be notified via email and the Grab App message inbox.

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Mix and Match Your Orders, Cebu! #Grab Philippines officially launches #GrabKitchen #Cebu



Grab Philippines officially launches GrabKitchen in Cebu – the first cloud kitchen of the leading super app outside of Luzon. GrabKitchen Cebu will serve as a central commissary of an inaugural slate of six restaurants: Happilee Korean Kitchen, CoCo, Big Al’s Cookie Jar, and Merry Moo; and homegrown Cebuano restaurants Chef Joshua’s Kitchen and Cooee Cafe. In celebration of the launch, consumers can use promo code HELLOGKCEBU for every order from GrabKitchen Cebu merchants until March 31 to avail of a discount!

As a central commissary of multiple restaurants, GrabKitchen Cebu allows consumers to better mix and match various food items from its merchants. Through this, Cebuanos can enjoy a wider food selection with just one delivery fee. Cebuanos can now also take delight in the offerings of food brands that are entering the Cebu market through GrabKitchen – such as Happilee Korean Kitchen, Big Al’s Cookie Jar, and Merry Moo. With the launch of GrabKitchen Cebu, these restaurants will be more accessible across the province, even extending over to Mandaue City.

GrabKitchen Cebu Grab Philippines

Grab Philippines Director for Deliveries Greg Camacho shares:

“We are truly excited to empower and enable more MSMEs to scale their businesses as we launch our first GrabKitchen in the Queen City of the South. GrabKitchen is designed to be a vehicle for smaller local businesses to scale and expand their presence across regions without having to break the bank for facilities and equipment. With our cloud kitchen, we are optimistic that Cebu culinary offerings will be enjoyed by more Filipinos both in the province and in other areas across the Philippines.”

GrabKitchen offers much-needed kitchen facilities to food and beverage MSMEs, helping them scale their business and expand their presence via GrabFood. This also gives MSMEs the opportunity to expand their channels for deliveries, thus making them more resilient amid the ever-changing dining behavior of consumers.

GrabKitchen Cebu is set to grow its roster of restaurants and food brands in the next few months to include more homegrown brands and introduce more food concepts from other regions.


GrabKitchen Cebu’s Happilee, CoCo, Big Al’s Cookie Jar, Merry Moo, Chef Joshua’s Kitchen and Cooee Cafe are now open for both delivery and Self Pick-Up via GrabFood! Experience the convenience of the mix-and-match feature when you download the Grab app on Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Be sure to follow Grab on Facebook and Instagram to keep posted on updates.

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