But denies petition to prevent two new players from joining the pilot run
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QC RTC) Branch 223 has acted on the petition filed by Angkas with regard to some critical provisions of the guidelines for the extended pilot run for motorcycle taxis.In discussing this latest development, it's
As of this writing, the company has only 1,800 active riders in Metro Manila
Did you know that Moto Sapiens is already running out of photos of the three ride-hailing services participating in the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) motorcycle-taxi pilot run because of all the drama surrounding the program?Because of this, we
“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
It’s not meant to discriminate
Popular ride-hailing app Angkas is known for its witty and sometimes provocative posts on social media, opting for a less formal approach to engaging the public. It has a characteristic candor that has made it a darling of social media, drawing
“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-
Pilot-run updates, ownership issues, and the rider cap will be discussed
Amid the ongoing debacle surrounding the extended pilot run for motorcycle taxis, the Senate Committee on Public Services has announced that it will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, to discuss the regulation of motorcycles-for-hire in
“The petitioners stand to suffer the consequences”
The Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued a 72-hour temporary restraining order (TRO) on the 10,000-rider cap in Metro Manila for riders from each of the three companies participating in motorcycle-taxi pilot run as imposed by
“Kakayanin pong i-manage yan,” she says of the 30,000 pilot-run units in Metro Manila
Whoever came up with the challenge to government officials to leave their SUVs at home and try taking public transport to work in order to understand the daily difficulties of the commuting public? Read this.Celine Pialago, assistant secretary and spokesperson of
‘The TWG will not be deterred by threats’
A few days ago, commuter welfare group Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) questioned the Department of Transportation (DOTr) technical working group's (TWG) authority over the ongoing motorcycle-taxi pilot run. Now, the agency has responded.In a strongly worded
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
But will this last?
JoyRide really wants you to start using its services instead of Angkas-and it looks like part of the company's game plan is to offer commuters better rates compared with its longer-running competitor.According to a report by GMA News
It says there are no government people in the company
Barely two weeks after the ride-hailing motorcycle-taxi companies JoyRide and MoveIt figured in a controversy following their mysterious inclusion in the new pilot run by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), officials of the former decided to come out in the
“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
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