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January 24, 2024

inDrive, The Ride-Hailing Service That Will Allow Drivers To Ignore Passengers, Will Operate In Metro Manila Q1 2024

UPDATE: The LTFRB just suspended its accreditation after commuter groups complained of alleged fare rules violations.

inDrive, U.S.-based the ride hailing app that allows drivers to “accept or even ignore passenger requests without penalty” will be expanding its coverage to Metro Manila soon.

Now, amidst plans to beef up its roster of drivers, the company says they will start operation in Metro Manila by the first quarter of 2024.

“This is an exciting year for inDrive as we officially launch our operations in the Philippines. Filipinos being hardworking, they are constantly on the move. With mobility presenting some challenges, we at inDrive seek to provide a solution that will benefit not just the Filipino riding public but drivers as well. We hope that with our reliable ride-hailing service and fair pricing, we can bring our commuters to their destinations and goals, at the same time help our drivers secure better income for their families, all toward accomplishing their goals this 2024,” said Roman Ermoshin, director APAC at inDrive.

In the mean time, users can download the app to familiarize themselves with its interface and features.

Allowing drivers to ignore passenger requests without penalty notwithstanding, inDrive says they prioritize passenger safety. inDrive provides passengers with a list of available drivers upon confirmation of a ride request. They can check the drivers’ profiles, which contain the driver’s rating, vehicle model, ride history, and estimated time of arrival, and based on this information, select the driver.

For added security and in case of an emergency, passengers and drivers can tap the safety button —a shield on the main screen —to call for the police or an ambulance. Furthermore, they can share the details of their ride such as the route they are taking, the driver and vehicle info, and real-time trip status with their friends or family.

On the other hand, drivers also have access to a passenger’s profile and ratings. Drivers can share ride details and real-time trip status with their contacts and add the contact details of someone they trust in the app anytime.

During its driver onboarding program, inDrive distributed a fuel voucher worth P 500. In addition, they are waiving service fees for accepting rides for now.

inDrive is currently operating in more than 700 cities across over 46 countries and is the second-most downloaded mobility app. In Southeast Asia, inDrive’s services are already being offered in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.


  1. LTFRB has already suspended its operation due to priced haggling features

    1. Yup. It's right there in bold letters right below the headline.

  2. Pag chicks ang pasahero, syempre auto accept.

  3. I still think governments have no right to regulate these apps.

    These services through technology exist without any input from governments. They should have the right to set their prices any way they want.

    The government already have their own stupid TNVS rides: taxis.

  4. someone in the government must be working for Grab? we could have expanded such type of public transfer but someone seems to be blocking it growth. Uber was well received but someone made it difficult for them


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