‘Angkas’ appeals closure order, argues need for motorbike-sharing

Angkas, a motorbike-hailing app, has recently appealed to the government to consider allowing two-wheeled vehicles under a category which covers Uber and Grab cars, pointing out that it is committed to making motorbike transportation a safe, professional, and viable option for commuters to beat Metro Manila traffic.

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After the LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board) “closed” its operations, an outpouring of support has also come in from netizens, who has found Angkas to be a safe and reliable way for them to get around Metro Manila.

Here are some of their thoughts as shared on Twitter and Facebook:

Angkas said it has helped make commuting around Metro Manila much easier on a daily basis.

 

The app has also made a difference for employees. User Pau Lyn posted how she depends on Angkas and has she no longer has any record of tardiness because of it.

This sentiment was echoed by Precious Paguirigan on Twitter.

 

For his part, Carlo tweeted about how Angkas has helped make life better for bikers like Kuya Rommel, who didn’t make enough in this previous job for 7 years.

 

Finally, Justine Montecarlo talked about how Angkas is “life-changing, life-saving” as bikers are always on time, safe as Angkas bikers undergo trainings and examinations.

A Change.Org petition has also begun to circulate to drum up support for the legalization of Angkas at https://www.change.org/p/atty-martin-legalize-angkas.

Angkas said it aims to raise the standards of safety in motorcycle transportation by only allowing professional bikers on the platform, and offering free, high-quality safety gear, transparent prices, and personal accident insurance to passengers and bikers alike.

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