LTFRB-7 to start apprehending motorcycle taxis in Metro Cebu next week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Starting next week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB -7) will apprehend motorcycle taxis operating in Metro Cebu. This developed after the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the technical working…

Deny heavy passengers? We didn’t order that to Angkas, TWG says

Krissy Aguilar 01/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The interagency technical working group (TWG) heading the Motorcycle Taxi Service Pilot Implementation Run clarified Friday it did not order Angkas to deny rides to “heavy passengers.” TWG consultant Alberto Suansing stressed that what…

Rookie bike service challenges Angkas

Krixia Subingsubing - INQUIRER.net 12/29/2019

  MoveIt, one of the two motorcycle taxi-service providers that regulators chose last week to join pioneer Angkas in a three-month pilot test extension, is touting certain features of its service to differentiate itself from competitors. While…

No more motorcycle taxis after March 23

Krixia Subingsubing - INQUIRER.net 12/28/2019

No more motorcycle-hailing services like Angkas can operate after March 23, the multiagency technical working group (TWG) studying the viability of bikes-for-hire announced on Thursday, adding that it sees no reason to extend the pilot test a…

Riders warn of going back to ‘habal-habal’ amid LTFRB’s 10,000 bikers limit

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 12/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Biker-partners of ride-hailing firm Angkas at risk of getting laid off due to a new government policy during the extended pilot run of motorcycle taxis may just have to return to being colorum riders…

#SaveAngkas supported by celebs: ‘Angkas is part of solution, not the problem’

Cha Lino - INQUIRER.net 12/22/2019

Celebrities, musicians and other social media personalities rallied behind the online transportation and delivery services company Angkas after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a biker limit for the app starting next year. LTFRB…

2 more motorcycle taxi operators join test run

Krixia Subingsubing - INQUIRER.net 12/22/2019

  Two new motorcycle-hailing services will be joining a pilot test to determine whether two-wheeled vehicles could be used for public transportation after an interagency technical working group (TWG) on motorcycle taxis agreed to extend an ongoing…

#SaveAngkas trends as netizens hit gov’t for biker limit

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 12/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The hashtag #SaveAngkas trended Saturday on social media after motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas appealed for public support to help bikers keep their jobs. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced Thursday that the…

Poe asks: What will happen to 17K Angkas riders at risk of losing jobs?

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 12/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines—”Ano ang gagawin natin sa diumano’y 17,000 bikers na mawawalan ng akreditasyon?” (What do we do with the 17,000 bikers who will lose their accreditation?) Senator Grace Poe directed this question to the Land Transportation Franchising…

Angkas laments 10,000-biker limit set by LTFRB in extended pilot run

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 12/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas on Saturday lamented the government’s decision to impose a 10,000-biker limit for the extended pilot run. This will force the firm to cut its fleet by 17,000 from the current…

Pardo police chief: Angkas driver person of interest in habal-habal driver’s killing

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An Angkas driver is allegedly a person of interest in the killing of a habal-habal or motorcycle-for-hire driver at past midnight today, December 6, 2019, along Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Barangay Bulacao, Cebu…

Passenger in Cebu shares hilarious ride-hailing experience

Immae Lachica 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Have you ever tried booking a ride but your driver arrives at your destination first before you even hop aboard? Absurd isn’t it? But this actually happened to one netizen from Cebu, who shared…

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