Ride-Hailing Startup 'Arcade City' Set to Launch in PH on April 16; LTFRB Says No - TeknoGadyet
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Ride-Hailing Startup 'Arcade City' Set to Launch in PH on April 16; LTFRB Says No

Not so long after Grab acquired its rival Uber’s Southeast Asia ride-hailing operations, a new ride sharing app is set to launch on April 16 in countries where Uber cut its service off, including the Philippines.

Ride-Hailing Startup 'Arcade City' Set to Launch in PH on April 16; LTFRB Says No
Ride-Hailing Startup 'Arcade City' Set to Launch in PH on April 16; LTFRB Says No

Trying to fill up the space that Uber left behind, Arcade City has announced that it will start its operation in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam on April 16.

“Uber is withdrawing from the world stage at an increasing pace,” Arcade City Founder and CEO Christopher David addressed. “Arcade City is happy to continue filling the void Uber leaves behind. Drivers and riders all over the world are excited for a true alternative.”

However, LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada has disclosed that Arcade City is not allowed to start its operation in the country, as it has no papers or even pending applications before the LTFRB. Hence, it is putting the safety of the passengers at risk.

See Also: Grab Acquires Uber’s Southeast Asia Ride-Hailing Business

Lizada has clarified that drivers under Arcade City, who will be caught having their ride-hailing service in the country, will be tapped with a Php120,000 fine, while its vehicle will be impounded for 3 months.

LTFRB is also decided to take legal actions against the ride-hailing app if the company pushes through with its launch.

What can you say about the decision of LTFRB regarding Arcade City? Share your thoughts with us!

Source: Arcade City, ABS-CBN

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