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PH RED CROSS, ANGKAS PARTNER FOR AID DELIVERY

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has partnered with Angkas, the first and largest app-based professional motorcycle taxi service in the country, to assist in the delivery of humanitarian interventions such as blood needs, first aid, and other responses in relation to the fight against COVID-19. “Our partnership with Angkas is a game-changer because this will […]

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DOJ TO STUDY PIMENTEL’S PERSONA NON GRATA RESOLUTION VS ANGKAS CEO – GUEVARRA

The Executive branch will give due consideration to the Senate resolution filed by Senator Koko Pimentel III declaring motorcycle hailing firm Angkas chief executive officer Angeline Tham, a Singaporean, as persona non grata for alleged “high-handed, arrogant and irresponsible acts,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said. Guevarra said a legislative resolution, in general, merely expresses sentiment […]

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DOTR TEST RUN FOR MOTORCYCLE TAXIS NEEDS DEBATE – MARCOS

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is putting thousands of commuters in danger and thousands of motorbike drivers out of work because It had imposed new limits for the extended test run of motorcycle taxis “without proper consultation or debate,” Senator Imee Marcos said. The DOTr has conducted a series of closed-door meetings since November on […]

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ALLOW ANGKAS TO FILL GAP IN PUBLIC MOBILITY – MARCOS

The increase in Grab fares by more than double the rates that riders are accustomed to suggests that the digital ride-hailing company is “playing games with the riding public’s patience,” Senator Imee Marcos said. Marcos explained that based on Grab’s pricing commitments to the government, the company is supposed to cap its fare increases this […]

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LEGALIZE OPERATION OF ‘HABAL-HABAL’– ANGARA

With mass transportation still proving to be a problem for many Filipinos, Senator Sonny Angara has proposed to make the operations of ‘habal-habal’ or motorcycles-for-hire legal. Angara has filed Senate Bill 1025 or Motorcycles-for-hire Act, which seeks to classify motorcycles-for-hire or two-wheeled vehicles as public transportation, amending the Land Transportation and Traffic Code. The Code […]

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DOTr SHOULD ALLOW ANGKAS TO CONTINUE – CASTELO

Quezon City Representative Winnie Castelo has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to allow Angkas to continue its operation for the sake of public interest. The Supreme Court recently issued a temporary restraining order against a Mandaluyong Court decision that banned authorities from apprehending drivers operating under motorcycle-hailing firm, Angkas. A mere DO can suffice […]