“The ride-hailing sector is at a volatile state at the moment”
Grab has a message for all the country's motorcycle-taxi players amid the government's controversial pilot run: Play nice.In a statement released yesterday, the country's largest ride-hailing company urged a prospective motorcycle-taxi company to refrain from
“We’re not here to pick a fight with the government”
Do you believe in the line 'real men do apologize'?But before you give any reaction, here's what happened at the media conference initiated by George Royeca, chief transport advocate of motorcycle-taxi company Angkas.A day after officials of the
“It appears they are challenging the government”
There will be a day of reckoning. This was the warning of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) against ride-hailing service Angkas as a result of the latter's alleged 'disruptive moves' that may adversely affect the ongoing motorcycle-
Another new player?
It looks like another player plans to enter our country's circus of a motorcycle taxi industry-and this time, it's a familiar one.Grab has officially expressed its intent to revive its own motorcycle taxi service GrabBike which, if you'
The event seemed more like a political rally
Now that it has the blessing of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to participate in the extended pilot run for select motorcycle-taxi companies, JoyRide initiated a one-day mass-recruitment activity at
They were reportedly operating outside of the designated pilot-run area
At the height of the controversy over the three-month extension of the pilot run accorded by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to three motorcycle-taxi companies, the government agency recently conducted a crackdown on Angkas riders in Cagayan
It was raining photocopies of alleged supporting documents
And the plot thickens.With back-to-back press conferences held by ride-hailing service JoyRide and the Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) regarding the extended pilot run for motorcycle taxis, more names are being involved in the controversy.After
“Isipin natin ang kapakanan ng mamamayan”
Congressman Edgar Sarmiento, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, has spoken up about the burning issue surrounding the pilot-run extension for motorcycle-taxi companies Angkas, JoyRide, and Move It."Gumulo lang ang lahat nang mag-desisyon ang Land Transportation Franchising
What’s your take on all this?
In spite of all the turmoil surrounding the whole Angkas issue, the good thing is that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed motorcycle taxis-JoyRide and MoveIt included-to operate for the duration of the pilot run which
To eliminate confusion and defuse tension
An official of the technical working group (TWG) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has provided some facts about the three-month extension of the pilot run accorded to three motorcycle-taxi companies in order to address the tension and confusion surrounding
Suspicions of bots and paid trolls swarming cyberspace have surfaced
The Angkas saga continues, and things are starting to heat up even further-at least in cyberspace, that is. Following the #SaveAngkas movement, netizens have now begun calling for #BoycottJoyRide on social media.The reason behind all this? Well, it seems that
These people resist change
One hundred thousand-that's just a conservative estimate of the number of riders engaged in illegal habal-habal operations in Metro Manila alone. There could be more, especially in the provinces.Clad in ordinary clothes, these riders hang around some 200
This is getting ugly
Things between Angkas and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are getting ugly. Really ugly.In an open letter to the company and its public-affairs head George Royeca, the agency says Angkas is resorting to "emotional blackmail" and "underhanded
People are not happy
Well, the good news is that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has extended the Angkas pilot run until March 23, 2020, giving both partner-riders and passengers several months of extra reprieve from our country's car-infested roadways.
It’s not all good news—some riders could lose their jobs
The technical working group (TWG) formed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is officially endorsing an extension of the pilot run for motorcycle-taxi company Angkas as well as two other industry players.This move came in the wake of protests from
Which of these are you most thankful for?
Another year is almost up, and while we can spend the last few days of 2019 groaning over the past 365 days of traffic jams, sweaty commutes and other transport headaches, we'd rather not-for now. It's still the holidays,
The ride-hailing app is entering the market...again
You know how they say when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is? Well, Arcade City is making quite a few lofty promises ahead of an attempted re-entry into the Philippine market-the second time the app is
These point-to-point buses will pick up passengers at Trinoma and PITX
Heavy traffic and road closures aside, here's some good motoring-related news regarding the 2019 Southeast Asian Games: For those who wish to watch this year's opening ceremonies, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be offering point-
Is a new rivalry brewing?
It looks like Grab might finally have some real competition in the local ride-sharing scene.According to a report by Inquirer.net, DiDi Chuxing, China's largest ride-sharing company with over 550 million users across Asia, South America, and Australia,
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