Articles about Angkas

“Mag-iingat po kami like always”
Motorcycle-based ride-hailing and delivery service Angkas is stepping up the game with free rides for healthcare workers. The motorcycle-taxi service will be rolling out this program starting today, August 8, until the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila
Is it time?
The House Committee on Transportation has urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to allow motorcycle-taxi companies to resume their operations, provided they meet certain conditions.During the virtual hearing held on Thursday, July
We give it a quick shakedown
Social media is flooded with comments, analysis, and critical remarks about the backriding shields that have been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, for the use of couples and domestic partners riding a
The policy is set to be implemented on July 26
The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA) has finally come out in the open to oppose the controversial rider's barrier policy set to be implemented by the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 on July 26, or six days from
Two designs have been approved so far
The deadline for the installation of motorcycle backriding protective barriers has been moved to July 26, a one-week extension from the original July 19 target. According to a GMA News report, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF CV) has agreed
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Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año has announced that they will start apprehending pillion riders not using the prescribed protective shield starting Monday, July 20.That's more than a week after the COVID National Task Force
The specs and materials used will be made available to the public
It's official: The protective shield designed by motorcycle-taxi company Angkas has been given the thumbs up by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.In a statement, Angkas said the approved design was the
More are joining the bandwagon to oppose this policy
Does the name Bonifacio Bosita ring a bell? In case you're not aware, Bosita is a lieutenant colonel with the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG). He is also the founder of Riders' Safety Advocates of the Philippines, which
The implementing guidelines are now being drafted, according to Malacañang
In the past few weeks, some local government units have come up with different designs for motorcycle-mounted protective shields that can help prevent the spread of coronavirus between riders and their passengers.Governors Arthur Yap of Bohol and Arthur Defensor Jr.
Ride-hailing motorcycle companies are not about to throw in the towel
The beleaguered motorcycle-taxi companies are not ready to give up despite the government's continuing ban on their operations under general community quarantine.Knowing there are thousands of motorcycle-taxi riders who've now been deprived of their livelihood, Citimuber has
While the motorcycle taxis company’s future hangs in the balance
Instead of being part of an endless waiting game for motorcycle taxis to be allowed to operate under the quarantine period, some 1,000 Angkas riders have enrolled themselves in the company's ride-hailing delivery service in Cagayan de Oro City.
Other stories include the possible resumption of jeepney, motorcycle-taxi operations
This has been a long legal road for motorcyclists
The Justitia Lex Machina (JLM) has presented before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) as witness a rider who asserted that Republic Act 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, is unfair and discriminatory to the riding communities.Attorney
A technical working group is tasked to draft healthy protocols
With mounting pressure not only from local government units and motorcycle companies but the riding public as well, Malacañang has finally given a thumbs up to lift the ban on backriding.Presidential spokesman Atty. Harry Roque has announced that President Rodrigo
The motorcycle-taxi sector is looking for solutions
With thousands of motorcycle-taxi riders wanting to provide transport and make a living amid the COVID-19 crisis, Angkas has showcased a new protective shield design that could help prevent virus transmission between rider and passenger.George Royeca, the company's
We’re talking at least six months of jail time and a P100,000 fine
As the demand for delivery services skyrocketed in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it's inevitable that cases of order cancellations or bogus customers have increased alongside it. Fortunately, a new bill that seeks to protect riders in such situations
Better late than never
A day after Moto Sapiens reported the grumblings of Angkas riders accusing the government of turning a deaf ear to their plight in these difficult times, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) came into the picture to inform them that
They see no light at the end of the tunnel
So, what's next? This is the most common question asked by motorcycle-taxi riders as the government still refuses to allow them to operate despite the easing of quarantine policies in some parts of the country.Today, May 11, the Metropolitan
Will other LGUs make a similar move?
After the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases disallowed the operation of motorcycle taxis even with the easing up of quarantine policies in some parts of the country, Mayor Lino Cayetano of Taguig City took the
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