Grab Philippines has announced that it has acquired motorcycle taxi firm MOVE IT’s business operations.

Backed by Grab and MOVE IT’s shared commitment towards safe and reliable mobility services for everyday Filipino commuters, Grab Philippines will help MOVE IT further scale its existing motorcycle taxi fleet and improve the efficiency of its platform to help serve more commuters, and create at least 6,000 meaningful income opportunities for more driver-partners within three months, Grab said in a statement.

According to the statement, Grab Philippines will also work with MOVE IT to further enhance its safety and service quality standards – to be at par with Grab’s motorcycle taxi services across Southeast Asia.

Meanwhile, MOVE IT will be independently operated using the existing technology and app, and it will continue to comply with the standards set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s Motorcycle Taxi Pilot Program.

Francis Juan will continue to lead MOVE IT in his capacity as Chairman – leveraging his deep knowledge of the motorcycle taxi industry to better address market gaps and leverage untapped market opportunities.

“As we turn a new chapter for our country, Grab Philippines will continue to play an active role in bringing forward the spirit of bayanihan and value-creation – and this milestone that we humbly share with MOVE IT clearly expresses that,

“As one of the first tech platforms that firmly believed in the potential and value of the Philippine market ten years ago, we’re doubling down on our commitment to outserving the needs of the Filipino people, and we are optimistic that through MOVE IT, we will create more livelihood opportunities, spur greater economic activity, and help improve every Filipino’s daily commute,” Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz said.

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