MANILA, Philippines – In every commute, there’s this running joke that goes,“Papasok kang empleyado, lalabas kang mandirigma.” (You enter as an employee, you come out as a warrior)
It’s no secret that Metro Manila commuters have to endure the terrible state of public transportation on a daily basis. It has grown worse as the years go by that people have been looking for alternatives.
When sedan ride-hailing firms entered the Philippine market in 2014, the demand was high to the point that some commuters were actually reliant on it just to have a little dignity in commuting.
Enter Angkas. The pioneer motorcycle taxi firm seemed to be a “savior” for many commuters, as the two-wheel vehicle can easily zip through traffic and save time on the road.
Rappler reporter Aika Rey documents her commute, as the end of motorcycle taxi pilot run draws near. Watch the video. – Rappler.com