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Perils of being a Grab driver in the Philippines

Thieves pose a major danger as passengers steal cash, cars, and are willing to kill to do so

MANILA • Ms Maria Cristina Palanca, 45, a driver for ride-hailing service Grab, first met Paolo Lagardo as a passenger.

It was around April when Lagardo booked her for a ride.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2019, with the headline 'Perils of being a Grab driver in the Philippines'. Print Edition | Subscribe