Amidst the entire hubbub between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Uber, the Philippine National Taxi Operators (PNTOA) are preparing to launch the MiCab app to serve as an alternative to Grab and Uber.

MiCab will work much like taxi-hailing apps in Japan. Atty. Bong Suntay said that their proposal to the LTFRB is that MiCab will have fixed pricing whether the taxi takes a longer route or be stuck in traffic. This would allow passengers to know their fare before riding the cab. Street-hailed taxis, however, will still run on meters.

MiCab is currently offering their services in cities such as Cebu and Iloilo. With all Uber operations suspended for one month and Grab still having problems trying to serve all the people in the Metro, could MiCab become a decent alternative of the two? If you’re from one of the cities that’s being being served by MiCab, let us know how their services are.

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