Motorcycle taxis allowed to resume operations: Palace COVID19Quarantine
The House of Representatives allowed the resumption of thee pilot study program for motorcycle taxis, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. "Pinayagan na rin ang mga pagpapatupad ng motorcycle taxi pilot study pagkatapos payagan ng Kamara de Representante na i-extend ang motorcycle taxi pilot study program. So, mabuting balita po yan kasi pupuwede naman tayong mag Angkas o mag Joyride," he said in a Laging Handa public briefing.
(The motorcycle taxi pilot study has been allowed after the House of Representatives allowed its extension. That is good news because we can ride Angkas or Joyride again.)"Merong pong guidelines na i-issue ang LTFRB. Pero ang maganda po rito is wala na pong hadlang. Antayin lang natin ng sandali ang guidelines," said Roque.
Three ride-hailing platforms participated in the trial that ended in March, namely Angkas, Joy Ride, and MoveIt.Pioneer Angkas gained popularity for providing cheaper ride-hailing services and faster commute through Metro Manila's traffic-choked roads.
To serve more passengers, President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet earlier approved a one-seat-apart rule inside public vehicles, Roque said. The new rule will take effect after publication in the government journal Official Gazette and release of guidelines from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Roque said.
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