All hope is not yet lost
The Motorcycle Taxi TWG took back its initial decision of ending the pilot run abruptly after yersterday’s senate hearing about the said matter. In an interview with CNN Philippines, DoTR-TWG Chair Antonio Gardiola Jr. said that they “will have a meeting with providers this afternoon para ma-tresh out namin kung ano ang dapat gawin.”
During yesterday’s hearing, Senators Grace Poe and Ralph Recto criticized TWG’s plans to terminate the pilot study, explaining that the move is an act of revenge. “I don’t know who they’re trying to provoke. Naghahanap ba sila ng away? Alam naman nila na may diskusyon ngayon. Bakit hindi nila inintay na marinig muna nila…ang mga argumento ng lahat ng panig bago sila nagdesisyon ng ganyan?” Poe said.
With this development, the pilot run for motorcycle taxis will end in March, with JoyRide, Move It, and Angkas participating in the study.