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Grab Expands Mobility Operations In Negros Occidental

Grab, the leading superapp in Southeast Asia, is expanding its mobility services and operational area in Negros Occidental, particularly in towns and cities surrounding Bacolod City.

Grab Expands Mobility Operations In Negros Occidental

Grab gears to offer its safe, reliable, and convenient flagship mobility service to more Negrosanons as it grows its serviceable area from the Municipality of Manapla all the way to the southern reaches of Bago City. This ensures passengers can navigate the region with ease and peace of mind, making their journeys throughout the area worry-free.


Along with the geographic expansion, Grab also announced the upcoming launch of GrabRent in Bacolod. Set to be activated on the superapp by November, GrabRent allows passengers to rent a GrabCar for hours instead of the usual per-destination booking. Through GrabRent, both tourists and locals exploring Bacolod City will be able to easily rent a four- or six-seater GrabCar for a minimum of four hours.

Grab Expands Mobility Operations In Negros Occidental

Grab Philippines Regional Manager for Western Visayas Jocelyn Yoshida notes that the recent expansion of the operational area and service portfolio in Bacolod is Grab’s solution to the expected surge in mobility demand during the holiday season.

Yoshida shares, “During the holidays, we come together to celebrate our faith, family, and the year that’s gone by. As our fellow countrymen prepare for the festivities, it’s paramount that they can move about safely and conveniently – with nothing in mind but their shopping lists and gift guides. With more reliable mobility options like GrabCar and GrabRent in Negros Occidental, we aim to make this holiday season more special and hassle-free for our kababayans across the region.”

More Grab Driver-Partners Are Needed

Consequent to the growing presence of Grab in Negros Occidental, the leading superapp is bent on onboarding more driver-partners on the platform as it fills the 900 franchise slots allocated by the LTFRB for the region.

Grab Expands Mobility Operations In Negros Occidental

“Our goal is to maximize the slots released by the LTFRB for Negros Occidental. This will not only enhance booking reliability on our platform for passengers but will also help provide livelihood for more aspiring TNVS drivers. Every TNVS slot filled is another Filipino family with an additional stream for income – hence our dedication and focus to welcome new members to our fleet,” Yoshida adds.

Expanding Operations in Iloilo

Grab is also growing its operations in another region in Western Visayas – Iloilo. Presently, Iloilo City boasts 1,100 TNVS slots, a number that Grab is diligently working to maximize as part of its goal to extend operations across Panay Island. Moreover, the leading superapp is also bringing the GrabRent feature in Iloilo by end-year, with a particular focus on serving tourists traveling to and from Kalibo, Aklan – the gateway to the world-renowned Boracay beach.

The Blue Ink

Dhadha Garcia is a lifestyle blogger from Bacolod, PH. She is a mompreneur, a full-time blogger, and a content creator. She started blogging in 2007 and became one of the pioneers of the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. (NBSI) in 2009, where she has received several awards and nominations for her blogs. She also writes at www.twenteenmom.com and www.classysweets.com.

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