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6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NO LONGER BE AFRAID TO COMMUTE WHEN IN MANILA.

Bakit di na dapat matakot mag-commute sa Manila.

Kung noon, concern ko ang transportation sa Manila at takot na takot ako mag-commute dahil sa mga taxi na di mo alam kung magkano ang babayaran, ngayon ay worry-free na because of GRAB.😌

Ano nga ba ang GRAB?

Grab (formerly known as GrabTaxi) is a technology company that offers wide range of ride-hailing and logistics services through its app in Malaysia and neighbouring Southeast Asian nations such as Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. As of June 2017, the number of drivers registered in the network was over 1,000,000, and the Grab app was downloaded onto more than 45 million mobile devices across Southeast Asia.

If you are staying in a hotel 🌆, I realized na di na rin uso ang shuttle 🚌service dahil Grab Cars are just a click away.

Ang usual na linya noon:

Me: Kuya pakihatid po ako sa _________.

Taxi Driver: Saan po tayo dadaan?

Me: (Kaya nga po ako nagtaxi kasi di ko alam)… Kayo po bahala kuya.

Taxi Driver: (i-ikot ikot ka hanggang lumobo ang bill mo sa metro)

Ngayon, di mo na kailangan sabihin kung saan ka pupunta at di mo na kailangan makipagtawaran.👏

Sa limang araw na sunod-sunod akong gumamit ng Grab Car, na-feel ko talaga ang pagbabago.

Here are some observations sa GRAB CAR ride ko for the last 5 consecutive days:

1. Di mo na kailangan maghintay sa gilid ng sidewalk for your ride dahil aabisuhan ka mismo ng Grab App if your driver has arrived. Galing di ba?

2. Di ka na matatakot kung kasya ba ang dala mong pera sa pamasahe dahil bago mo pa i-book ang Grab ride mo ay makikita mo na kung magkano ang babayaran mo;

3. Mafi-feel mi rin na you have the right to remain silent. Di mo na kailangan makipag-chit chat because the drivers respect your silence. Hindi kasi ako masyado madaldal kaya may time na papasok lang ako sa car at titingin sa bintana hanggang makarating sa aking destinasyon. Feeling celebrity lang;

4. Hindi ka na kakabahan dahil hindi mo alam kung saan ang daan patungo sa iyong paroroonan. Bahala na si Grab driver sa iyo dahil may mapa naman;

5. Mababango at malilinis ang mga sasakyan. Yung tipong may competition kung sino ang may pinakamalinis na car at kulang nalang ay magbigay ka ng most neat and clean award!;

6. Very respectful ang mga drivers at walang attempt ng pangingikil. Nagbabalik din sila ng sukli, feeling ko tuloy nasa Baguio ako kung saan pati pisong sukli ay binabalik sa iyo.

Kaya if you are traveling to the metropolis, relax. Transportation convenience is just a GRAB away! 🙂

P. S.

Just a tip for people who stay in hotels, in case you don’t have the Grab App, you can coordinate with your respective hotels to book one for you. Most hotels provide this service and I suggest ☝️that all hotels should offer this service.

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grab_(application)
  2. https://www.grab.com/ph/

 

About Dexter Diwas (14 Articles)
Dexter Diwas is a native of Baguio City. He spends his free time writing about anything that has got to do with Life, Law and the City of Baguio. Read, Like and Share his articles to inform, inspire or plainly just to make someone happy today. :) You can reach him on twitter @dexterdiwas

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