The Engine of Change

Company Overview

iPARA Technologies and Solutions is a Filipino startup company established in November 2017 as a business solutions provider for various market platforms and other business systems. iPARA is the owner and developer of the mobile app OWTO, a ride-sharing /ride-hailing system. In April 2018, the company was granted the accreditation to operate as TNC (Transport Network Company). In May 2018, it launched its operations and run its beta-version for 3 months in its bid to provide the public alternative TNVS (Transport Network Vehicle Service), at the time when Uber sold its South East operations to Grab resulting to monopoly of the industry. In February 8, 2019 it launched OWTO V2. A version with much improved designs in terms of UI and unique features.

Igniting the Way

Vision

We aim to be the leading name in dependable technology platform solutions and innovations that serves the needs of consumers across different industries.

Mission

To provide tech platform innovations and responsive practical solutions to security, reliability, and efficient services delivery. To promote equitable business policies and standards to bolster social and economic benefits to the consumers, partners-drivers and industry partners.

Core Values
Driven by Fairness

The company believes that honest and equitable principles establish a strong business foundation. Being the fulcrum in balancing the welfares of both consumers and partners, OWTO’s highly-competitive service fees promote WIN-WIN-WIN solutions for all.

Revved up by Security

OWTO is in constant high gear for technical innovations in its commitment to safety and security for every subscriber within its platform. Through active support and cooperation of institutions and community partners, solutions become more practical and effective.

In tuned with the Filipino

A company with an innate understanding of the Filipino, we have the heart to respond with practical solutions to the growing transport problem in the country and anticipate the emerging needs of a growing population before they arise.

Owto is Fair

Fair

The ride-sharing community, riders and partners alike, is constantly at the mercy of the major players’ whims when bit comes to fares and incentives. But not with OWTO. As it is committed to give its riders reasonable value-for-money fares, it also empowers the driving partners with equitable take-home pays through the company’s lower commission take-out schemes. Life is fair with OWTO, you know.


Owto is Safe

Safe

Let’s admit it. Who wouldn’t want a safer ride during the middle of the night, in a dark street of who-knows-where? Relax. OWTO got your back. We have a never-before-seen-in-TNVS-industry security system that will not only enable protection for both the drivers and riders but will also allow an accurate investigation facility for complaint system. Who would not want that? Exactly.



Owto is Filipino

Filipino

We are a 100% Philippine company. We are committed to be compliant to all the rules and regulations set forth by the government in pursuit for the greater good of the public. The system is developed by a team of, of course, world-class Filipino programmers. Being local means it is more sensitive to the needs of both the partners and the riding public. After all, only a Filipino can understand a Filipino. Now. Move over Grab and Uber.

DESIGNED TO SURGE AHEAD

Business Strategy
DRIVE ACQUISITION & RETENTION PROGRAMS

Drive to own Program

Organic fleet designed to ensure sustainable supply of TNVS. The fleet program aims to provide livelihood to drivers with outstanding character credentials thru Drive-To-Own program through various types of investors:

  • Financing institutions
  • Overseas Filipino Workers (Auto-loans Through Banks)
  • Mini-fleet Investors
  • Individual Operators

Driver-Incentives Program

OWTO offers rebates to drivers with reasonable target trips and ride com- pletion rates. This is designed to encourage the drivers to stay within the platform with long online hours and hit trip targets and maintain high completion rates while serving maximum number of ride requests.

Advertising Partnership

OWTO is being partnered by advertising agencies with requirements on fleet decals campaigns. OWTO’s 11000+ registered drivers is a rich poten- tial for this particular advertising platforms.

Booth Rewards Program

To maintain steady supply of drivers for mall booths and pick up points, rewards program is designed to incentivize the drivers to pick up booking requests from these installations.

Group Rewards

This rewards is given to registered drivers groups where the rewards are set as collective targets of the group.

Fleet Programs for Special Projects

Special projects are short-term fleet contracts that require certain number of drivers that willcater to a particular event transport or logistic requirements.

Riding Marketing

  • On-ground activations (Event sponsorships)
  • Promotional Codes and Vouchers
  • Out-of-Home advertising (billboards, lamp post banners, etc.)
  • Digital Marketing (social media & digital platforms)
  • Traditional Marketing (Tri-media)

Corporate Partnership

  • Cross Platform
  • Marketing Sponsorships

Partners

Further details will be discussed during our Partner Orientation Program (POP).

Partners Benefits

Further details will be discussed during our Partner Orientation Program (POP).

15% Commission

OWTO offers rebates to drivers with reasonable target trips and ride com- pletion rates. This is designed to encourage the drivers to stay within the platform with long online hours and hit trip targets and maintain high completion rates while serving maximum number of ride requests.

Accident Insurance

OWTO is being partnered by advertising agencies with requirements on fleet decals campaigns. OWTO’s 11000+ registered drivers is a rich poten- tial for this particular advertising platforms.

Partner Requirements

Driver
  • Drivers have to be 21 years old
  • Must possess a Valid Professional Driver’s License
  • Must already have a Valid CPC or PA from LTFRB
  • Must attend the Partner’s Orientation Program (POP)
  • Must attend the Partner Safety Training Program
  • Android smartphone / Iphone
  • Valid mobile number and email address
Vehicle
  • Vehicle (SUV, AUV, Sedan)
  • Seating capacity not more than 7
  • Airconditioned
  • Must be in Good running condition always.
  • Age of the vehicle cannot be more than 3 years from date it was manufactured.
  • OR and CR (Original Receipt and Certificate of Registration) must be on-hand
  • TPL (Third-Party Liability) and Comprehensive insurance coverage

Partner FAQ's

1. Are PA and CPC a requirement to join OWTO?
Yes. As mandated by the LTFRB, for a partner to be able to join any TNC, they should have a valid PA or CPC, so that they would not be considered colorum vehicles.
2. What if my PA and CPC are already expired?
Please proceed to LTFRB to renew it.
3. What if I don't belong to the current common base of drivers cut by LTFRB can I still register?
As of the moment, we at OWTO are only accepting partners with valid CPC and PA, who belongs to the common base of drivers cut by LTFRB.
4. How about hatchbacks?
The LTFRB said that the accreditation of hatchback units would be subject to the following conditions:
- Hatchback units shall be accepted subject to a transition period of three years in order for the peers to recoup their investment;
- Hatchback units shall only be allowed to operate within Metro Manila. Hatchback units are prohibited from operating in the provinces of Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal, and Cavite; and
- Hatchback units shall charge lower fares to be approved by the LTFRB.
5. Can I use my PA/CPC to drive with all TNCs in the country?
Since the driver base is now a common pool for all TNCs. 6. How many vehicles can I register for a PA or CPC?
One vehicle, one PA or CPC.

Riders

OWTO values rider comfort and safety. With today’s trend when it comes to a public commuter’s daily travel, one can never be too sure when it comes to their experience when riding inside someone else’s vehicle. That’s why OWTO is here.

Riders Benefits

Security and Fare Offers

Security is our Prioriy

Unlike other existing TNCs, the major highlight of OWTO is it’s dedication to both the drivers’ and the riders’ security and safety.

Prevailing Rate

A fare system that's fair and balanced with other TNCs. Also based on the local government's directives.

Referral and promo codes

Make your trips more affordable by getting free ride credits when referring your friends or by participating on our promotions!

PWD Premium

We value the PWD community so much that they can enjoy additional discounts just by presenting their validated PWD IDs.

Rider Requirements

Rider
  • Android Smartphone or iPhone
  • Social Media account
  • Valid Mobile number
  • Mobile data
Vehicle
  • Metro Manila
  • CAMANAVA
  • Airconditioned
  • Selected Areas in Rizal
  • Selected Areas in Cavite
  • Selected Areas in Bulacan

Rider FAQ's

What is OWTO?
OWTO is a TNC or a RIDE SHARING Company made by Filipinos for Filipinos. And we provide fairer fares and safer rides. Fair. Safe. Filipino.
2. Why OWTO?
Because of OWTO’s vision is to provide premium services to the Filipino public transport communities by introducing safety and security innovations and by promoting competitive fares.
3. Start using OWTO.
Download OWTO from Google Play and Apple App Store.
4. Where is OWTO available?
Right now, OWTO is available in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA area, and some parts of Bulacan, Rizal, and Cavite.
5. What are the available vehicles for OWTO?
The vehicles available for OWTO are:
* Hatchbacks
* Sedan
* Subcompacts
* 7 Seaters SUV
All of which should have an engine of 1,200cc and above. For subcompacts, e.g., Toyota Wigo, Hyundai Eon, and others, they are also available.
6. How fair is OWTO's fare?
OWTO has a balanced fare compared to the current rate of the competition.
7. How does dynamic pricing work?
Dynamic pricing only happens in areas, or at times, where the supply doesn’t meet the demand. This normally happens in CBD’s in high foot traffic areas, and during rush hours, and during a bad weather.

Numbers and Comparatives

On the Right Track

User Downloads

Registered Drivers

Daily Booking Attempts

Months - Beta Version

Power Performance Team

Joel M. Gayod

CEO & Founder

A Software Engineer and Systems Analyst for the past 26 years, he has worked with various plat- forms, from banking and financial solutions, pay- ment systems, government systems and store control systems. He has stakes on several other businesses such as manpower agency, real estate, construction and restaurants. He special- izes on businesses that serve both the public’s and investors’ interests.

The Management Team

The management team is an amalgamation of talents from different backgrounds such as marketing, finance, customers service, IT and the TNVS industry. They are all professionals on top of their game with know-how and expertise to drive the business to success.

Technical Development Team

The OWTO app platform’s pioneering and mar- ket-leading features are testament to the team’s dynamism and synergy. With their expert creativity, OWTO can anticipate and resolve any technical chal- lenges and answer to the demands of an-ever evolv- ing transport market.

Joel M. Gayod

Ceo & Founder

A Software Engineer and Systems Analyst for the past 26 years, he has worked with various plat- forms, from banking and financial solutions, pay- ment systems, government systems and store control systems. He has stakes on several other businesses such as manpower agency, real estate, construction and restaurants. He special- izes on businesses that serve both the public’s and investors’ interests.

Contact Us

iPARA Technologies and Solutions Inc.

Address

1008 One Executive Building 5 West Avenue, Nayong Kanluran Quezon City 1104, Metro Manila

Phone Number

(02) 271 1207