The motorcycle-taxi company has been given a provisional authority to operate
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued Angkas a Provisional Authority to Operate under the extended motorcycle-taxi pilot run.According to a press statement, the development is "pending confirmation of compliance to pending operational requirements" set by the National Task Force
JoyRide and Move It facilities, meanwhile, have yet to undergo inspection
Turns out Angkas will have to wait a little longer for its riders to resume operations under the extended motorcycle-taxi pilot run.Last week, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the three accredited motorcycle-taxi companies-Angkas, JoyRide, and Move
“Subject to the compliance” of the participating companies
If, like many commuters, you've found yourself scrambling to find mobility options amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent quarantine measures that came with it, then consider this a bit of welcome news.The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced
Among the requirements are backriding shields, own helmets for passengers
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has issued Memorandum Circular No. 03-2020, or the operational guidelines for motorcycle taxis and tricycle backriding.Earlier today, November 9, the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF)
DOTr has yet to give the go-signal
The House Committee on Public Transportation led by Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento has approved a resolution that reportedly allows two ride-hailing motorcycle companies to resume operations. This was announced by Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on his social media account."Nilabas na
It ain’t over till it’s over
Today, we bring both good news and bad news with regard to the proposed extension of the motorcycle-taxi pilot run.Here's the good news: Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) expressed his support for the continuation of
Fingers crossed
Can motorcycle-taxi riders now see the light at the end of the tunnel?National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. revealed that President Rodrigo Duterte had been informed of the official recommendation of the Inter-Agency
It will begin accepting credit card payments this month
Motorcycle-taxi service providers have found themselves in quite a sticky situation since this pandemic started. You see, the mere idea of pillion riding has become quite the sore spot for authorities over the past several months, let alone the operation of
As well as the backing of the House Committee on Transportation
Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, commander of Joint Task Force COVID Shield, has recommended the resumption of the motorcycle-taxi pilot run in areas under general community quarantine, particularly Metro Manila.During a hearing initiated by the House Committee on Transportation, Eleazar said
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
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.
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