hirna: Davao’s homegrown taxi app eyes nationwide expansion

hirna, Davao’s homegrown taxi hailing appis eyeing nationwide expansion in the coming months.

The app made a buzz when it unveiled during its media launch last December 2017 at the Davao City Hall with no less than Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio herself.

Joining the fray of the heating ride-hailing competition in the country, hirna set itself apart from other apps with its zero-booking fee service that uses the most number of fleets of taxis in Davao because of their exclusive partnership with the Metro Davao Taxi Operators Association (MEDATOA). There are an initial 2,000 taxis currently under hirna, ensuring the shortest waiting time possible.

Atty. Rogelio Largo, President of MEDATOA, said hirna should be the preferred app of Dabawanyos because aside from its many features, it was proudly conceptualized in Davao. He also said that “hirna is the only app with a 24/7 customer service support to answer queries and to help passengers without smart phones book a ride. It even has the LTFRB hotline numbers in the app so passengers are free to contact the agency for any questions, suggestions or comments.”

Mayor Duterte-Carpio is supporting hirna because it provides a real and effective solution to traffic congestion.  Since the hirna application increases the utilization of the existing fleet of taxis in Davao, there are no additional cars placed on the road thus effectively reducing traffic and helping minimize carbon emission.

Between now and the end of March, those who will download and use the hirna app will be recognized as hirna co-founders.  hirna co-founders will be entitled to a host of benefits and privileges such as priority bookings and exclusive events and promotions.

The hirna app can be downloaded from both iOS App Store and Google Playstore. For any queries, the customer hotline numbers are 09171114888 and 09992214888.




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