Gardiola Downplays Angkas: Stop Deceiving Riders
The leadership of the inter-agency Technical Working Group (TWG) on Motorcycle (MC) Taxis urged mobile app Angkas to stop deceiving riders following the issue that would put cap to the number of riders per motorcycle taxi company.
In a message forwarded by Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddess Libiran, Land Transportation Board Member Antonio Gardiola Jr., who also is heading TWG on motorcycle taxis said that there would be no rider losing jobs as they have increased the current limit, from 27,000 to 30,000.
"Please stop deceiving the riders kasi walang mawawalan ng trabaho, dinagdagan pa ng TWG ang CAP from 27, 000 to 30,000. You are over reacting kasi mababawasan ang riders nyo who now has the option to choose from among two additional providers for the interest of a fair and objective study, " Gardiola said in his message
(You are over reacting since your riders will be lessened, who now has an optoon to choose from among two additional providers for the interest of a fair and objective study)."
"Hindi trabaho ang usapin dito.. ito ay isang pag aaral. These 3 providers are instruments to run this study and not to run the affairs of the TWG. It only appears na you are not interested on the study rather you are focused kung ano kikitain nyo sa pag aaral na ito."
(This is not about jobs. This is a study. These 3 providers are instruments to run this study and not to run the affairs of the TWG. It only appears that you are not interested on the study, rather you are focused on your earnings on this study).
Ending his message, Gardiola asked Angkas to stop deceiving rider-partners.
"Please stop deceiving your riders and their families. You are only after your business. Always put in mind that this is still a study.
Earlier, Angkas riders conducted a Unity Gathering over the weekend to express their opposition on the cap, which was announced Friday last week.
Currently, Angkas claims that they have 27,000 rider-partners.