After being suspended upon the implementation of the Community Quarantine last March, Malacañang announced that they are greenlighting the operations of motorcycle taxis like Angkas, Move it, and Joyride. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that Congress has approved the extension of the motorcycle taxi pilot study.
“Merong pong guidelines na i-issue ang LTFRB. Pero ang maganda po rito is wala na pong hadlang. Antayin lang natin ng sandali ang guidelines,” said Roque.
For Angkas, its journey towards the legitimacy of its operations has been a rough one. Aside from the motorcycle taxi pilot run being put to a halt early this year, Angkas was nearly blacklisted by the Technical Working Group. Angkas’ operations were put to a halt twice due to lack of permits: one in 2017 and another in 2018.
With the announcement of motorcycle taxis resuming their operations, it appears that Angkas has settled its differences with the TWG. While we wait for LTFRB’s guidelines, Angkas did hint that one of the rules would include passengers requiring to invest on a compliant helmet. To make things easier, Angkas has been posting several guides on what helmet to buy and how to buy one using Angkas Pabili.