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.
Other stories include the possible resumption of jeepney, motorcycle-taxi operations
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
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
There will be a serious shortage of public transport
In a calculated manner, the government has eased the prohibition on some models of public transport as the health authorities' efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic gain traction in several parts of the country.In doing so, the Inter-Agency Task
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
Face masks, temperature checks will also be part of the safety measures
The term 'new normal' has been thrown around a lot amid the COVID-19 crisis-it's what's expected to happen after this pandemic. It's a world where measures such as social distancing will be nothing out of the ordinary,
“So please don’t expect anthing major or fancy”
It's rare that companies flat out admit faults and shortcomings, especially to as unforgiving an audience as that on social media. But considering the circumstances, we think it's safe to say Angkas deserves a pass.The motorcycle-taxi company recently
No jeepneys, buses, taxis, or trains will be allowed to operate at full capacity
Commuters, drivers, and PUV operators, take note: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released the latest social-distancing guidelines for all modes of public transport amidst the current COVID-19 code red sublevel 2 situation in Metro Manila.If you've been
But remember: Stay in if you can
Even before a 'community quarantine' was declared for the National Capital Region on the evening of March 12, the government had cautioned the public against taking overcrowded public transportation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in various parts of the country,
They use certain photos ‘for attention’
These days, there are already a number of motorcycle-taxi operators in Metro Manila, namely: Angkas, JoyRide, and MoveIt. But that doesn't mean that illegal habal-habal operations have stopped-some of these illegal riders even prefer to exist as such.
More than 10,000 riders are ready for deployment once a law is passed
As the pilot run program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for accredited motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila and other areas in the country goes on, a new player has expressed readiness to throw its hat into the arena while expecting the
Up from its original 20,000-rider allocation
After a series of back-and-forth arguments over the last couple of months, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its technical working group (TWG) came up with the decision last month to increase the rider cap of the motorcycle-taxi pilot
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