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Digital advocates urge antitrust watchdog to block Grab’s monopoly bid

A coalition of digital advocates is calling on the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to take action against Grab’s alleged attempts to monopolize the country’s transportation industry.

The group is concerned that Grab’s growing dominance in 4-wheel ride-hailing, food delivery, on-demand parcel delivery, motorcycle taxi, and tricycle-hailing services could lead to the destruction of competition in the public transportation system.

Grab Trike has already launched in five provinces, and the group fears that the company may expand into the bus, UV Express Service, jeepney, and pedicab businesses, leading to a monopoly.

The group is urging the government to enact laws to prevent such consolidation and for the PCC to enforce its oversight function.

PCC has previously imposed penalties on Grab for declining service quality and fare increases after its acquisition of Uber in 2018.

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