Grab defiant against weak LTFRB penalty

Ride-hailing service Grab Philippines is defiant against regulators penalizing it P10 million for unauthorized charges on 67 million rides......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 13th, 2018

Schmeichel, Poulsen lift Denmark over Peru 1-0 at World Cup

By BRETT MARTEL,  AP Sports Writer SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Kasper Schmeichel's slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen's opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup. Poulsen squeezed his goal between charging Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese and the left post in the 59th minute after collecting a pass from midfielder Christian Eriksen. The victory gave Denmark a crucial advantage in Group C, in which France defeated Australia 2-1 earlier in the day. Appearing at the World Cup for the first time in 36 years, Peru had overwhelming fan support in the Mordovia Arena and the bulk of scoring chances, including a late first-half penalty shot that Christian Cueva sent sailing over the crossbar. The penalty was awarded after Gambian referee Bakary Gassama used the video assistant referee system to decide Poulsen had tripped Cueva in the penalty area. Peru striker Paolo Guerrero made his much anticipated appearance as a substitute with about 30 minutes to go and had two scoring chances, one on a header and one on a clever back-heel that rolled just wide. Peru finished with 17 attempts to Denmark's 10, and many of the team's shots were of the point-blank variety, forcing Schmeichel to dive or extend whatever limb he could in the ball's path. The lone scorer also helped out on the defensive end with a clearing header in the box on a cross over Schmeichel's head. That helped the keeper recover and leap to grab the ball as it came down with Peru players nearby looking to pounce. Later, Schmeichel's kick save denied Jefferson Farfan's 83rd-minute, hard drive from near the top of the penalty area. Schmeichel was also fortunate, and not only on Cueva's missed penalty kick. In the 56th minute, Edison Flores was wrong-footed by Andre Carrillo's tap-pass on the right side of the goal and he rolled a weak shot wide of a largely open net. Minutes later, Schmeichel extended his left hand to stop Flores' sizzling shot. Within the opening minutes of the match, Peru was pushing forward and nearly drew a penalty when Flores and Poulsen collided on the left side of the area, but Gassama waved play on. Gassama, however, used VAR to award a penalty after Cueva was tripped in the area by Poulsen. The first shot on goal came in the eighth minute, when Peru's Yoshimar Yotun sent one from outside the penalty area into the chest of Schmeichel. Peru nearly broke through in the 13th minute when Carrillo executed a step-over dribble to cut to his left on the edge of the penalty area and unleash a low, hard left-footer. Schmeichel dove to his right to bat the ball away. Denmark left back Andreas Christensen thwarted two more Peru threats before 20 minutes had elapsed, first with his well-timed slide tackle on Luis Advincula on the right edge of the area, and minutes later with a quick-reaction swing of his left foot to deflect Carrillo's low shot toward the right post. Again, Carrillo threatened in the 29th minute, but his hard, low shot was deflected wide by Simon Kjaer. The so-called Danish Dynamite had the better of possession but fewer scoring threats. Denmark did not get its first shot on goal until the 39th minute, when Eriksen drove a direct kick into a wall of defenders, and Lasse Schonne volleyed the rebound right at Gallese. Schonne's shot came within five minutes of his entrance into the game for Williams Kvist, who came off after a hard collision with a leaping Farfan as the two pursued a ball in the air......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Ride-sharing firm asks LTFRB to drop Grab accreditation for ‘unfair’ business practices

A transport network vehicle service (TNVS) on Friday announced that it would be filing a petition against competitor Grab Philippines before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) not to renew its certificate of accreditation for alleged “unfair” business practices. In a press briefing, Hype, through its legal counsel John Coluso, cited the high [...] The post Ride-sharing firm asks LTFRB to drop Grab accreditation for ‘unfair’ business practices appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Grab asks LTFRB to reconsider P10-million fine

GRAB PHILIPPINES (MyTaxi.PH) filed last week a motion for reconsideration to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the P10-million fine it received earlier this month on alleged “overcharging.”.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Grab files motion for reconsideration on P10-million LTFRB fine

Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) has filed last week a motion for reconsideration to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the P10-million fine it received earlier this month on alleged “overcharging.” In a statement on Tuesday, July 24, the transport network company (TNC) maintained its adherence to the department order (DO) 2015-011 — which […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Grab appeals P10-M fine on illegal P2-per-minute charge

MANILA, Philippines – Ride-hailing company Grab Philippines appealed for the reversal of the P10-million fine imposed by the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) over the alleged illegal P2-per-minute charge. In a 27-page motion for reconsideration, MyTaxi.PH, the registered company of Grab, said that LTFRB should "reverse and set ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

LTFRB defends P10-M fine imposed on Grab

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) maintained that their decision to fine ride-hailing giant Grab P10 million for allegedly overcharging its passengers was based on merit and did not stem from political pressure.   LTFRB chair Martin Delgra said the transport network company (TNC) committed a violation by unilaterally imposing a P2/minute travel charge without the board's approval.   For this, the LTFRB on Tuesday ordered Grab to pay P10 million and to reimburse passengers affected by the additional charge through future rebates.   Delgra added the TNC may still file for reconsideration within 15 days.---Krixia Subingsubing ...Keep on reading: LTFRB defends P10-M fine imposed on Grab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Grab to appeal LTFRB& apos;s P10-million fine - Philippine Star

Grab to appeal LTFRB's P10-million fine - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Grab slapped with P10-M fine for overcharging passengers

THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has imposed a P10-million fine on Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) for allegedly overcharging passengers over a ten-month period......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

LTFRB fines Grab P10 million for P2-per-minute charge

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board slapped a P10 million fine on ride-hailing service firm Grab for imposing a P2-per-minute charge on its passengers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Solon asks LTFRB to look into Grab’s new booking scheme

Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Partylist Rep. Jericho Nograles is calling on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to look into reports that Grab already began charging P100 booking fee without its blessing. Solon asks LTFRB to look into Grab’s new booking scheme Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Partylist Rep. Jericho Nograles is calling on the… link: Solon asks LTFRB to look into Grab’s new booking scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Argentina has big weaknesses to address before facing France

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, France (AP) — After the euphoria of scraping through to the last 16 of the World Cup, Argentina now must address its glaring weaknesses. Argentina has little time to prepare for Saturday's match against France, which is considered among the tournament favorites, yet has much to work on. Particularly on defense. Argentina's feeble defense was exposed in 3-0 defeat to Croatia last week and once again in Tuesday's 2-1 must-win game against Nigeria. Argentina won with an 86th-minute goal from defender Marcos Rojo, but during the second half the team looked on the verge of another capitulation at the back. Here is a look at some of the key issues facing Jorge Sampaoli's team before taking on France in Kazan: MASCHERANO MISERY If Javier Mascherano is supposed to be protecting the defense, he's not doing a very good job. With 146 international appearances, the 34-year-old Mascherano should be a rock for Sampaoli's team. But instead of offering the protective screen in front of the back four, Mascherano is often proving to be a weak link. As his bloodied face on Tuesday showed, there is no doubting his commitment. But his judgment, especially for someone with so much experience, is lacking. Two horribly misplaced passes gave Nigeria dangerous positions to attack from, while it was Mascherano's clumsy challenge that led to Nigeria's equalizing goal from the penalty spot. In his defense, there may be mitigating circumstances. Although a holding midfielder by trade, Mascherano dropped deeper when deployed as a center half for Barcelona over the past few years. Now back in his traditional position, he often appears caught in two minds as to whether to push up as a midfielder does, or stay back more sensibly like a defender. While it does not excuse his poor passing, it may explain some of his confused judgment. FALLEN STARS Angel Di Maria's failure to control a simple pass during a promising counterattack against Nigeria was a sad sight for such a fine talent. As the ball flew off his foot and went out of play, a helpless look formed on Di Maria's face. Long considered one of the world's best wingers, the 30-year-old Paris Saint-Germain player is not living up to his reputation in Russia. He looked despondent when he was taken off against Nigeria with 20 minutes left, his self-confidence glaringly absent. But it is feasible he is still affected by what happened during the season with PSG. Di Maria was PSG's most in-form player heading into the first leg of its Champions League last-16 game against Real Madrid on Feb. 14, but was surprisingly left out entirely by PSG coach Unai Emery. "I was boiling (inside) because I felt I should have played, or at least have come on," Di Maria said. Perhaps his fragile confidence has not been repaired. But Mascherano and Di Maria are not the only big-name players performing well below their best. So is Gonzalo Higuain. The burly striker looked nervous and heavy-legged against Nigeria, blazing a great chance high and wide with the score 1-1 with 10 minutes left. In the end, he was reprieved by Rojo's late winner, but it was not the finish expected of a forward with a combined 267 goals for Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus. He has 31 for Argentina, too, but tellingly he has not scored in his past eight games for his country. WHERE IS DYBALA? Fans hoping to see Paulo Dybala, one of the brightest attacking talents in soccer, playing in Russia may not get their wish. The 24-year-old forward regularly impresses Juventus fans with his trickery and spectacular goals — scoring 26 times in 46 appearances last season — but for whatever reason, Sampaoli does not seem to need him. With time running out against Nigeria, the coach still did not bring him on, even though Dybala has the skill and imagination to unlock defenses. He has only played once for Argentina all year, and with Sampaoli in charge this does not look like it will change. FRENCH THREAT Although France has yet to find its top form , Argentina's creaking defense will be under threat from its highly rated forwards. Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele are two of the fastest players in the world, while Antoine Griezmann was top scorer at the European Championship two years ago. Imposing striker Olivier Giroud is one of the best headers of the ball around, which gives Sampaoli's back four even more to worry about from crosses, corners and free kicks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Grab s P2-per-minute charge remains suspended

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Tuesday, June 26, that the controversial P2-per-minute travel charge of Grab Philippines remains suspended. During the 3rd hearing on the issue on Tuesday, LTFRB said that the charge will remain suspended pending the resolution of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

No time to finish old probes, but time for the new?

Morales absolved Aquino completely in the DAP scam while Abad was given a weak slap on the wrist. His penalty? A month’s salary forfeited Even as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, who retires next month, was quoted as saying that she no longer has time to finish the investigation and indictment of personalities involved in the third […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Tugade stand for LTFRB to set ANCs fare rates lauded

A party-list congressman has lauded Transportation Sec. Arthur Tugade’s firm stand that only the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has the sole authority to set the fare rates of the transport network companies (TNCs) like Grab Philippines and Micab. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party-list Rep. Jericho “Koko”….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

LTFRB to decide on Grab ₱2 charge by July

LTFRB to decide on Grab ₱2 charge by July.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Grab head welcomes LTFRB regulation of ride-hailing firms

Grab Philippines welcomed the signing of an order that allows the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate the ride-hailing firms in the country. "The new Department Order, which we welcome, strengthens Grab's position that the fare structure with the P2 per minute component is legal," Brian Cu, Grab Philippines country head, said in a statement. "Since the [issuance of] DO 2015-011, Grab has faithfully complied with the framework and the requirements imposed upon us by DOTr [Department of Transportation] and the LTFRB," he added. Despite not yet receiving the order, Cu said the company would comply with the rules set by the board. "We have...Keep on reading: Grab head welcomes LTFRB regulation of ride-hailing firms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

LTFRB asks Grab PHL to resubmit fare hike petition

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is ordering Grab Philippines (MyTaxi.PH) to resubmit its fare hike petition to include the prices of its other services such as GrabCar Premium within 10 days. The post LTFRB asks Grab PHL to resubmit fare hike petition appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Duterte certifies BBL as urgent, LTFRB on Grab, COA on OGCC | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte certifies as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. President Rodrigo Duterte voices an interest in the vote recount for the 2016 vice presidential race.  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it was 'not informed' that ride-hailing company Grab is charging passengers minimum fares.  The Commission on Audit says 5 government corporate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

LTFRB not informed of Grab& apos;s minimum fares - Rappler

LTFRB not informed of Grab's minimum fares - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Lawmaker accuses Grab of charging illegal P80 minimum fare

MANILA, Philippines – PBA Representative Jericho Nograles on Monday, May 28, claimed ride-hailing company Grab Philippines is charging an "illegal" minimum fare of P80. In a statement, Nograles said this minimum fare was not authorized by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). "Without any public hearing, Grab Philippines again ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018