The Transportation regulator for the Philippines has recently denied Indonesia's Go-Jek their application to start their ride-hailing service within the country. The reason given is that the Philippines has issues with the Indonesian government ownership issues within Go-Jek.
Go-Jek started up in 2010 as a motorbike ride-hailing mobile app and has grown and evolved into a much broader platform. Now Go-Jek covers ride-hailing, food delivery, mobile payments, and other services. Currently Go-Jek is operational in over 50 different companies.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) denied the petition of Go-Jek’s subsidiary to become the newest ride-hailing service in the Southeast Asian nation, the regulator’s chairman, Martin Delgra, told Reuters.
Velox Technology Philippines Inc, a unit of Go-Jek, “did not meet the citizenship requirement and the application was not verified in accordance with our rules,” Delgra said.
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