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ANGKAS PASSENGERS URGE GOV’T NOT TO CEASE OPERATIONS ANEW



Most Filipinos prefer to ride a motorcycle to avoid traffic congestion in Metro Manila, and to arrive in their destination without any hassle.

The Duterte administration, however, has been arguing that these are not safe as public utility vehicles.

Twenty-four year old Yeng Balingbing, an employee who lives in Marikina, felt sad when she found out that motorcycle-hailing service Angkas was ordered to stop its operations.

The Supreme Court (SC) recently issued a temporary restraining order on a Mandaluyong court decision that allowed Angkas to ply on the road again.

As a result, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) also ordered its mobilizing law enforcement units to apprehend Angkas drivers and operators and, impound their vehicles.

Balingbing who wants to avoid heavy traffic along EDSA, recounted she can arrive in her workplace in Ortigas within 45 minutes through Angkas.

A student who uses Angkas app everyday, meanwhile, felt disappointed over the SC’s ruling, and noted that the app helps him to reduce his usual two-hour travel time.