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Senator Kiko Pimentel filed Senate Resolution No. 287 to declare the Angkas CEO Angeline Xiwen Tham as ‘persona non grata.’ Pimentel filed the resolution on January 16, almost a week before Angkas said it will drop the restraining order that the motorcycle hailing app filed before the Quezon City Regional Trial …

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After discussions with participating motorcycle transport network companies (TNCs) and stakeholders, the Motorcycle Taxi Service Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (TWG), has decided to push through with pilot study. This as they have also decided to increase the rider cap and widen the coverage area. The announcement was made at the …

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Angkas

Following the recommendation to terminate the extended study on motorcycle taxis, the Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (TWG) in charge of it is eyeing to exclude mobile app Angkas should the alternative mode of transport be legalized. In a statement, the TWG cited violations of Angkas in the study’s implementing guidelines, …

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The petition of motorcycle taxi mobile app Angkas for another temporary restraining order on the issuance of a permanent injunction on the revised guideline implementation for the motorcycle taxi pilot implementation has been junked by a Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court. Based on the four-page order dated January 10, 2020, Mandaluyong …

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Angkas

After issuing an apology to the government for being “seemingly defiant”, the inter-Agency Technical Working Group on Motorcycle Taxi  blasted Angkas for being “two-faced” on the government’s pilot run on the use of motorcycles as taxis. The TWG showed a document that Angkas filed a petition dated January 6, before the …

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Bikers of motorcycle taxi mobile app Angkas has secured a 72-hour Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the policy issued by the inter-agency technical working group (TWG). The said policy is about the limiting the number of Angkas bikers to 10,000 in Manila and 3,000 in Cebu to be under the …

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Drivers from motorcycle taxi service app Angkas were apprehended in Cagayan de Oro City. The government move was made for operating as Taxi Service outside of the designated Motorcycle Taxi Service Pilot Implementation Study area.   In a Facebook post last Friday, the Department of Transportation (DoTr), showed that assigned …

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The people behind Joyride debunked the issues that there are government officials behind the group. During a press conference, Noli Eala, Joyride’s Vice President for Corporate Affairs, claimed that there are no officials that has backed up the coming in of Joyride. Eala said that contrary to those circulating over …

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People to and fro south Luzon may start experiencing some ease in traffic as the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has re-opened the third at-grade lane of the Skyway and inaugurated a new, two-lane steel ramp connecting the Alabang viaduct to the elevated Skyway. The latest addition will be utilized while …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) clarified that the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) is still a go. This after a social media posting claimed that the PUVMP of the government will not push through, even saying thay Senator Grace Poe was “happy” with such move. In a statement from …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr), in the strongest terms, belies claims that the Build, Build, Build (BBB) program of the government is a dismal failure. In a statement, the agency noted that BBB is comprised of thousands of infrastructure projects, majority of which have already started or have been completed. …

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A Facebook post from Grab driver Sherwin Balolong confirms the buzz on social media last Friday, 31 October, that Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade took public transportation and made unannounced inspections in various transport terminals and offices. As further narrated by DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran on …

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Grab Driver

The status of current franchise transactions of existing Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) franchise holders can now be easily monitored through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) new online system. The move is in compliance with Republic Act No. 11032, also known as the Ease of Doing Business …

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The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association, Inc. (MDPPA), an association of the country’s four major motorcycle manufacturers–Honda Philippines Inc., Kawasaki Motors (Phils) Corp., Suzuki Philippines Inc., and Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc.–held its first road safety summit at the TESDA-KorPhil Training Center in Tibungco in Davao City last October 19. The …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has made the franchise application for Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) easier through an online appointment scheduling for franchise applicants. The move is in compliance with Republic Act No. 11032, also known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service …

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