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Angkas supports Marcos’ openness for motorcycle taxi expansion

by RepublicAsia

MOTORCYCLE ride hailing app Angkas expressed support to the call of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., to identify feasible areas for expanding motorcycle taxi services.

“We have 15 million riders more or less dito sa Pilipinas kaya napaka importante talaga ang mga motorcycle—lahat ng mgaservices, pag-deliver nila. And that is why we are trying to see what are the high traffic areas kung saan pwede mag expand ang ating motorcycle services na tinatawag.” the Chief Executive said at the Bagong Pilipinas Townhall Meeting on Traffic.

Angkas CEO George Royeca was one of those present during the meeting as he participated as a resource speaker at the traffic townhall and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to address the President directly.

He acknowledged the government’s openness to listening to industry issues and solutions. 

Angkas ride to success 

Royeca also reflected on Angkas’ journey, including multiple government shutdowns, pandemic challenges, and legislative efforts to establish motorcycle taxi regulations. 

Despite these obstacles, Royeca emphasized that these experiences became Angkas’ biggest advantage, which led them to create a top-tier training program for pillion passengers.

“Today, we are proud to say that Filipino motorcycle taxi drivers are among the most disciplined in the entire region,” Royeca stated. 

Safety above all

He highlighted Angkas’ impressive safety record, with an accident rate of 0.003% and a safety rate of 99.997%. 

Royeca recalled a pivotal moment when he accepted a challenge from the LTFRB Chairman, demonstrating Angkas’ commitment to safety and accountability.

The ride-hailing business

Royeca also underscored the importance of supporting local tech-enabled products in the transport industry. 

While acknowledging the contributions of foreign counterparts such as Grab and Foodpanda, he urged recognition for other Filipino transport startups, including JoyRide, Ding Dong, and Para Express. 

He called on the government to continue supporting proudly Filipino tech-enabled products to strengthen the economy and create job opportunities nationwide.

The Angkas CEO emphasized the role of motorcycle taxis as a feeder system to the mass transport system, urging government officials to consider integrating them into national transport plans. 

In line with the government’s directive to decongest Metro Manila, the President was open to the expansion of motorcycle taxi services to cities outside the capital region. 

“Yun na ngayung mga nagdedeliver, yung mga messenger, yung mga Angkas. Lahat ng iba’t-ibang klasengtrabaho na ginagawa na nakasakay sa motor. Kaya again, it has to be a holistic system”,  said the President.

“With your help, we can further strengthen this industry and contribute to the development of a new Philippines,” Royeca said.

Angkas reaffirms its commitment to innovation, safety, and national development.

Courtesy: PCO.GOV/Instagram

Angkas is the leading motorcycle taxi service in the Philippines, providing safe and convenient transportation solutions to millions of commuters. 

With a commitment to innovation and safety, Angkas continues to revolutionize the transport industry while uplifting local communities and economies.

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