Davao City – App brings Davao taxis under one service. Mayor Sara Duterte graced the launch of a new taxi hailing app that brings together most taxis in Metro Davao under one service and made Dabawenyo taxi passengers look forward to the new app on December 19, 2017 at the Davao City Hall.
With a name that plays with the phrase “here now” to symbolize speed and convenience, Hirna is an LTFRB accredited taxi hailing app that connects the most number of taxis in Davao City.
According to Avis Philippines President & CEO, Francisco Mauricio, Hirna is a must-have app for those who regularly ride cabs in the country’s biggest city in terms of land area. Avis Philippines is the developer of the Hirna taxi hailing app.
It was borne out of the recognition that the public transport system, specially taxis, need to elevate to become more efficient, convenient, comfortable, fast and secure. And this can only be done by placing as many taxis as possible operating under one powerful hailing platform. This means taxis using Hirna will be acting as One Team united by the common goal of giving the best taxi service to the riding public. “With Hirna, we deliver premium passenger service with no turn-downs, booking fees, or price surges,” added Mr. Mauricio.
On top of these, Hirna also has the advantage of having a 24/7 booking hotline so those without the app can still avail of the Hirna service.
All of this was made possible because of the close collaboration between Avis Global and Avis Philippines for the infrastructure backbone, Globe Telecom as a network partner, and the Metro Davao Taxi Association encouraging local taxi operators to be part of the service.
“Being a homegrown service that embodies and champions unique Dabawenyo values guarantees strong support from local partners and patronage by the local passengers,” said Atty. Rogelio Largo, President of the Metro Davao Taxi Association.
After Davao, the Hirna team is eyeing nationwide expansion for the taxi hailing app in the coming months, saying its roots in disciplined, secure, and completely crime-free Davao should be a model for all the other key cities in the country.
Complete driver details with rating are visible via the app plus the LTFRB hotline and 24/7 Hirna customer service hotline to ensure safe and secure travels. By maximizing taxi usage as opposed to adding new ride hailing vehicles, the Hirna team hopes the app will help lessen traffic congestion and air pollution on the road.
Hirna also has the LTFRB hotline numbers featured in the app. And more amazing new functionalities will be added every few weeks. ”Developed with Davao and by Davao, Hirna matches peace of mind with comfort and convenience for every Dabawenyo and very soon all Filipinos,” said Atty. Largo.
LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra, who is also a Dabawenyo, is one of the special guests during the launch.
Globe Telecom, the network partner was represented by Ms. Maria Anna Patricia Sadorra, cluster head.
Assistant Secretary Mark Richmund De Leon of the Department of Transportation
Our Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte was present at the MOU signing.
A demo was shown on the Hirna taxi hailing app was presented to mayor Sara and everyone there at the Davao City Hall training hall.
Photo of all the key persons during the event with Mayor Sara Duterte.
Mr. Jefry Tupas of the City Information Office facilitated the open forum afterwards.
Soon enough the rest of the country, will be enjoying Hirna’s service and get a taxi when they need it without the booking fee, surge pricing, or turn-downs from abusive taxi drivers. Hirna transforms all taxis to what they should be, and it’s finally here.