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Gojek ups bid to enter Philippines in threat to Grab monopoly

Ride-hailer partners with chief of e-commerce platform Zalora

Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek has submitted a third application to operate in the Philippines where arch-rival Grab is already well ahead. (Photo by Shinya Sawai) 

MANILA -- Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek has resubmitted its application to operate in the Philippines where arch-rival Grab currently enjoys a virtual monopoly.

Twice rejected because it failed to meet strict foreign ownership rules, Gojek has now secured a partnership with local e-commerce pioneer Paulo Campos, according to documents submitted to the Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission.

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