Grab driver who shared Bela Padilla’s address placed under preventive suspension

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 10)— The Grab driver who disclosed actress Bela Padilla’s home address has been placed under preventive suspension, the ride-hailing company said Saturday.

In a text message to CNN Philippines, Grab Philippines Spokesperson Atty. Nicka Hosaka said the driver has already apologized to the Filipino-British actress amid the online clamor.

“The driver has immediately apologised to Ms Padilla, and we have already placed the former under preventive suspension,” Hosaka said.

Padilla on Friday aired out her frustrations after her driver announced her address on the Grab radio, a closed circuit radio accessible to other drivers of the ride-hailing service.

READ: Grab probes driver who shared Bela Padilla’s home address

Grab said the driver “accidentally” shared Padilla’s information “out of sheer excitement.”

“Learning from this experience, Grab will reinforce responsible handling of information, and will conduct data security re-trainings to all its drivers,” Hosaka added.