LTO-7 starts apprehending Angkas, habal-habal drivers

By: Benjie Talisic, Jessa Mae O. Sotto December 15,2018 - 11:13 PM

THE Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) has started apprehending drivers of motorcycle-hailing app Angkas and habal-habal or motorcycle-for-hire-drivers in light of the recent decision of the Supreme Court that they are illegal.

LTO-7 Regional Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec said that aside from Angkas they would also run after colorum drivers who operate as habal-habal drivers.

“The DOTr (Department of Transportation) maintains that Angkas should be respecting the order of the Supreme Court which declares as illegal ang pag gamit sa motorcycle for hire. It is not limited to Angkas but also to colorums,” said Caindec in a phone interview on Saturday.

Yesterday, Caindec said that the LTO-7 has intercepted at least 32 motorcycles for various traffic violations, including Angkas.

Despite the decision of the Supreme Court, the ride-hailing company continues to operate.

“The Supreme Court has already ordered that motorcycles-for-hire are illegal,” he said.

“Therefore, Angkas is illegal and habal-habal is illegal and any other hailing app using motorcycles to convey passengers with a fee is illegal. Mao na manakop nami sugod,” Caindec said.

If caught transporting passengers, the driver of the colorum motorcycles will be fined while their motorcycles will be impounded.

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