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Local Driver with pickup or Van?

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by tbevan, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. andiflip

    andiflip DI Forum Adept

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    I heard they will get their franchise when the new airport opens because of the massive amount of traffic that will be going to the new Internation Bacong Airport.
     
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  2. djfinn6230

    djfinn6230 DI Senior Member

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    You don’t need taxis to establish GRAB or similar businesses. You may be confusing the case where a taxi driver can also run a GRAB service. That mode seems to have overtaken in Cebu but GRAB is still what it is which is not dependent on being a taxi.


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  3. Johnnyp

    Johnnyp DI Junior Member

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    I’m down from Valencia often in my multicab and it wouldn’t be a problem to give you a lift depending on day and time. You can reach me at
    09451244838
     
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    i looked into doing this a year or so ago, as a means to help pay for the wife's new car. it did not look profitable at all. i calculated picking someone up at sibulan airport and hauling them to daiun. the fare would be only about P200. after considering the gas, expnses, time involved, and teh specific vehicle requirements, i don;t see how anyone could make a living at it in dumaguete.
     
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    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    NowandThen DI Member

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    Grab is already in Dumaguete. Used it 2 month ago.

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  7. NowandThen

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    I use GRAB a lot in Asia as well. The one I used in Dumaguete was not Grab. Sorry. But it was a good driver. Found him in internet.

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  9. Edward K

    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

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    As others say, GRAB is pretty much identical to Uber and Lyft in the states. I'm guessing it comes from the ancient expression (anybody under 50 know this?), which is "....grab a cab..."
    One suggestion is to order by phone, pay by cash so the driver keeps 100% of the tip..
     
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