MOVE IT, a homegrown Filipino motorcycle taxi provider, said Tuesday it plans to hire more driver partners in the next two months as part of its aggressive expansion in Metro Manila.
MOVE IT general manager Wayne Jacinto told reporters the company would increase its riders to 15,000 in Metro Manila within the next two months from 6,600 to address the rising demand.
“We are also expanding our operations in Cebu. We currently have a thousand riders and the cap is 3,000. In Cagayan de Oro, we are just awaiting the approval of the local government, hopefully, within next month,” he said.
Jacinto said the company is optimistic about its operations with the launching of its upgraded mobile app. The MOVE IT app sets a new benchmark for motorcycle taxi services, catering to the needs of Filipino commuters like never before.
“We are thrilled to unveil the enhanced MOVE IT app—an expression of our utmost commitment to our kababayans. As we strive to always provide the lowest fares, transparent practices and highest bar of safety, our upgraded app provides a seamless journey that brings our key commitments to life—providing Filipinos with a clean, honest and reliable MC Taxi service they can trust,” Jacitnto said.
“Our enhanced app is a timely response to the evolving needs of passengers and rider-partners. Through our enhanced app, our rider-partners will benefit from improved efficiency, enabling them to earn more, while our passengers will enjoy a user-friendly and more intuitive interface, ensuring seamless and convenient MC Taxi experiences,” he said.
The app, with a focus on reliability and efficiency, guarantees an impressive 99.95-percent uptime—ensuring seamless booking experience especially during peak hours. MOVE IT’s commitment to efficient transportation solutions is aimed at providing uninterrupted service to both passengers and rider-partners.
Safety remains key in MOVE IT’s upgraded app, now with new and enhanced features designed to prioritize the well-being of both passengers and rider-partners. The in-app VOIP calling feature ensures privacy and convenience, eliminating the need for third-party communication apps.
MOVE IT’s introduction of the Share-My-Ride feature enables users to easily share ride details with loved ones, ensuring constant updates on their location during their ride.
Integrating GrabMaps and Navigation, an advanced online mapping system powered by Grab’s extensive data, MOVE IT provides optimized routing that adapts to real-time road changes and updates. This integration ensures precise pinning for pick-up and drop-off locations, significantly improving the overall user experience.
MOVE IT introduced cashless payment options, including debit and credit cards, for a seamless transaction process. The company is actively working with leading mobile wallets to offer more convenient payment modes, aligning with the government’s push for a digital economy.
“We are firmly advocating to professionalize the motorcycle taxi industry, and that extends to the habal-habal riders as well. Our vision is to create a safe, professionalized, and empowering environment where all our rider-partners, including habal-habal riders, can thrive,” Jacinto said.
“Through our leading-edge technology and comprehensive training programs, we equip them with the tools and skills they need to provide exceptional service and earn a dignified living. We are committed to uplifting the entire sector, transforming habal-habal riders into respected professionals who contribute to a safer and more reliable transportation landscape,” he said.