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Six reasons to use Micab to get to your destination

-No surge. Other ride-hailing services charge extra when you and other passengers urgently need transportation. Micab has never adopted demand pricing, and never will. The fare you would pay during the dead of night would be the same you pay during your city’s busiest rush hour.  -No promotions. Why would no promotions be a good thing? For starters, you never have to try to remember complicated promotion codes or cut out coupons from magazines. With Micab, there’s simply no need for promotions: We don’t charge you any additional fee for hailing a taxi through us. Yes, you heard right: Micab

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We gave our cab drivers a professional oath – just like doctors! – for a #SafterBetterRide

While you may hail for taxis through our Android or iOS app, Micab is first and foremost a people company: We succeed on the strength of our people and how well we prepare them to serve our passengers. Our front-line staff in achieving this goal are, of course, our drivers. They form the heart of the Micab experience and what we hope to achieve with “Taxi 2.0”: We want customers to take cabs not just to get from one place to the other, but to enjoy a genuinely relaxing and comfortable user experience. Micab has measures in place to develop

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Here are the 4 values that keep Micab moving

  The main vision of Micab is to improve the taxi passengers’ experience by providing a better transport in terms of convenience, efficiency and safety. Achieving this goal of transforming the Philippine taxi industry is only possible if Micab as a company has the right mix of values in place.  Our values are designed not only to provide a better app and a better ride to the Filipino commuters, but we do hope that we also has impact on the lives of our employees. As a young company, Micab is currently developing a culture where people perform their daily activities with

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Introducing #WayBlema: The Way to Ride for People on the Go

Thanks to Micab, the old way of hailing a cab will now be a thing of the past: You no longer have to stand on the sidewalk, in the Philippine heat, to wave your outstretched arm at every passing cab. You no longer have to feel a surge of disappointment as every cab wheezes by, already occupied by a passenger. You no longer have to wait there ten, twenty, thirty minutes in order to successfully flag down a cab. These days are done for all taxi passengers in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Iloilo – the cities that Micab has rolled

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One year later: What happened to Baguio’s famous honest cab driver?

What would you do if you found a bag full of 1 million pesos worth of items, including cash and gadgets? It would be a tough decision for many, but Baguio-based cab driver Reggie Cabututan did not think twice when he found himself in this very situation. After dropping off Australian businessman Trent Shields at coworking space Calle Uno in Baguio on January 17 of last year, Cabututan noticed that his passenger had left his luggage in his vehicle. Cabututan drove back to Calle Uno, just as Trent Shields was about to leave to file a police report. Shield’s friend

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Getting to Taxi 2.0 One Taxi Driver at a Time

Micab is as much a people company as it is a technology one. Or to look at it another way: If we had the most efficient taxi-hailing algorithm in the world, such innovation would still not mean a thing if the cab drivers that ultimately arrived to you were not rude, unhygienic, or careless. Given this fact, we at Micab spend as much time developing our people as we do our app, and this process begins and ends with our cab drivers. We put each and every one of our drivers through a rigorous program that teaches them how to

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Filipino-designed cab-hailing app aims to launch in November

In 2012, Eddie Ybanez founded MICAB, a cab-hailing application for Android and iOS devices. The application started as an SMS-based project in Cebu, but as smartphone technology evolved during the years, so did the app. In 2013, MICAB began operations in Cebu, and two years after that, they expanded to Iloilo. Eddie Ybanez “Now we’re expanding to Manila and Davao,” Ybanez said. “We’re exclusively partnering with taxi vehicles,” he added, when asked about the difference against competitors. The app will be available for download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store with a targeted launch in November, just

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LTFRB to strike a deal with MiCab

The Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) said it plans to strike a deal with MiCab, a mobile application where commuters may book a ride similar to transport network companies (TNC) Grab and Uber where taxi units may used. MB FILE — LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada (MANILA BULLETIN) With the month-long suspension of Uber still in effect, the LTFRB is hard pressed to find viable solutions to the transportation woes of commuters patronizing the TNC. “We will be talking to them how to move forward kasi itong mga taxi na ito they have a tie-up with MiCab. MiCab will

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Taxi app to partner with 7,000 Metro Manila cabs this year

MANILA - Taxi hailing app MiCab said Thursday it would partner with as many as 7,000 cabs in the capital this year, hoping for an easier time with regulators. The service, available only in Cebu and Iloilo, is aiming for an initial 3,000 taxis in Metro Manila by October, MiCab founder and CEO Eddie Ibañez told ANC's Early Edition. READ: Coming soon: Taxis hailed via mobile app MiCab is expanding as Uber and Grab struggled with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on the scope of regulation on ride-sharing services. The LTFRB suspended Uber for 1 month from Tuesday

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‘Micab’ taxi-hailing app service not yet in Manila, clarifies CEO

MANILA, Philippines – Alternative app-based transport services surface as the most popular app of its kind, Uber, continues to be mired in legal battles. (READ: Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding') One of these is "Micab," which, unlike Uber, connects passengers to a network of regular taxis as opposed to private vehicles. It was launched in July 2015 in Cebu, later expanding to Iloilo. In about a month and a half, the service will come to Manila, according to Philippine National Taxi Operators (PNTOA) president Bong Suntay in an ABS-CBN article. (READ: Meet Cebu’s answer to foreign transport apps) The statement matches that

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