A ride-sharing startup has launched in the Philippines - Metro Manila and Cebu City - following the order of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to suspend Uber for 30 days.
Arcade City has announced that it is recruiting and activating drivers across the country following the suspension of Uber. "This has happened before. Arcade City wants to help make sure it never happens again," states the company's Facebook page.
First introduced in Austin, Texas last year after the withdrawal of Uber and Lyft in the region, Arcade City embraces a new peer-to-peer model of ride-sharing. Instead of controlling drivers from a corporate headquarters, Arcade City frees drivers to build up their own transportation businesses like true entrepreneurs.
Drivers are able to set their own rates, build their own recurring customer base, and offer additional services like deliveries or roadside assistance. Riders can review driver profiles in advance and choose the driver they prefer.