This New Ride-Sharing App Can Take You Outside Metro Manila
Without doubling the fare!
(SPOT.ph) With the exit of Uber from the Philippines, many have been concerned with Grab's current monopoly over the ride-sharing market and the subsequent decline in the quality of their services. Thankfully, this won't be for long—the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board just accredited three new transport network companies, and are reviewing the applications of three more. One upcoming mobile application in particular brings something new to the market—Go Lag plans to offer rides not just within Metro Manila, but to and from nearby places as well!
Named after the province it's based in, Go Lag—short for Go Laguna—will extend its services to other areas such as Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, and Metro Manila. Their rates seem pretty reasonable as well—base rates start at P40, with additional charges of P14 per kilometer and P2 per minute. Surge rate will be capped off at 1.5 times, so you won't see their fares get crazy high any time soon!
The app, which recently got their Certificate of Accreditation from the transport agency, is a first for the non-Metro Manila market. The sorely missed Uber strictly offered its services within the Metro while some unscrupulous Grab drivers would ask passengers heading out of the city to double their fares.
Although they don't have a set launch date, Go Lag plans to start accepting driver applications by May. So keep them in mind the next time you and your friends plan a Tagaytay day trip!