Angkas - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Angkas

ARTICLE FINDER

Pimentel wants Angkas CEO Angeline Tham declared 'persona non grata'

Jan 22, 2020 - 11:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'Her acts of deriding our sovereign laws is high-handed, arrogant, and irresponsible, which should not be countenanced but be condemned to the fullest,' says Senator Koko Pimentel of Angkas CEO Angeline Tham

ANGKAS CEO. Angeline Tham, founder and CEO of Angakas, after she joined the massive protest ride of Angkas drivers in December 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The long road to legalizing motorcycle taxis in the Philippines

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:01 PM

At least 4 bills in the Senate and 14 bills in the House of Representatives seek to amend the 55-year-old Land Transportation and Traffic Code

[OPINION] Regulating motorcycle taxis and ensuring competition (Part 1)

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The online platform industry – which is easy to enter, is relatively inexpensive, and is clearly innovative – is simply for now, difficult to regulate

Weight not yet factored into bookings – Angkas

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Angkas head of operations David Medrana says the 'weight safety check' feature is part of a data collection phase to 'study implementation for a safer ride for all'

SERVICE AS USUAL. Angkas continues to serve passengers regardless of the weight range they provide, though passenger safety cards say heavy passengers may be denied. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

QC court denies Angkas' bid to exclude JoyRide, Move It from pilot run

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:42 PM

Quezon City Judge Catherine Manodon points out that the two players are already operating, so 'nothing more can be restrained'

STILL HERE. JoyRide and Move It continue to operate under the motorcycle taxi pilot run, as Angkas's petition to exclude them is denied by a Quezon City regional trial court. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Angkas asks motorcycle taxi technical working group to reimpose surge fees

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:05 PM

The dynamic pricing incentivizes bikers to serve passengers during peak hours, says Angkas chief transport advocate George Royeca

Koko Pimentel says he endorsed JoyRide to avoid Angkas monopoly

Jan 03, 2020 - 3:38 PM

‘[A] pilot testing program must reflect real life situation and there should be competition and not a monopoly,’ says Senator Pimentel, who is friends with the owners of JoyRide

NEW ENTRANT. JoyRide joins the pilot implementation of motorcycle taxi services. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Angkas faces blacklisting for violating pilot run guidelines – TWG

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:21 PM

The motorcycle taxi technical working group receives reports of Angkas operations in Cagayan de Oro City and General Santos City, areas not included in the pilot run

BACK TO COLORUM? Angkas may soon be made illegal once more after the inter-agency technical working group found that the ride-hailing firm has been operating outside the areas allowed in the pilot implementation. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Why slashing the ranks of Angkas bikers is anticompetitive

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Is it fair for government to slash the number of Angkas bikers to make room for competitors? Is that the spirit of competition policy? Not at all.

JoyRide PH needs 3,500 more to reach 10,000 biker limit

Dec 25, 2019 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) The new motorcycle taxi provider already has 6,500 bikers onboard and ready to hit the roads

Thousands of Angkas gather at the People Power Monument along White Planes in Quezon City on Sunday during “Save Angkas” Unity Gathering, following LTFRB decreased number of Angkas bikers allowed to operate next year to 10,000 from 27,000. DARREN LANGIT

[OPINION] Why is the LTFRB giving the public such a hard time?

Dec 24, 2019 - 11:56 AM

'The LTFRB cannot force bikers to transfer from Angkas to other motorcycle taxi providers when there is no assurance of the same benefits and perks they currently get from the former'

Motorcycle taxi TWG accuses Angkas of 'emotional blackmail'

Dec 24, 2019 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) The government's technical working group addresses Angkas executive George Royeca in an open letter posted on social media

Motorcycle taxi riding members of Angkas start to mass up at the Edsa Whiteplains avenue in Quezon City in preparation for a protest ride around the metro. They are protesting the governments directive to cut some 17,000 members from its roster to in a bid to limit the number of angkas and make way for new players in the motorcycle taxi ventures. December 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon

‘Don’t muddle the issue,’ Angkas hits back at government

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Angkas chief transport advocate George Royeca says Angkas is concerned about commuter safety

Motorcycle taxi riding members of Angkas start to mass up at the Edsa Whiteplains avenue in Quezon City in preparation for a protest ride around the metro. They are protesting the governments directive to cut some 17,000 members from its roster to in a bid to limit the number of angkas and make way for new players in the motorcycle taxi ventures. December 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon

TWG allows gradual displacement of Angkas bikers 'in the spirit of Christmas'

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Angkas has until the first week of January to submit its 13,000 registered bikers to the government's technical working group for motorcycle taxi operations

Thousands of Angkas gather at the People Power Monument along White Planes in Quezon City on Sunday during “Save Angkas” Unity Gathering, following LTFRB decreased number of Angkas bikers allowed to operate next year to 10,000 from 27,000. DARREN LANGIT

Motorcycle taxi pilot run not about bikers' jobs, passenger demand – gov’t

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Antonio Gardiola, who chairs the technical working group for motorcycle taxis, says Angkas is only ‘overreacting’ because its fleet and profits would be reduced

JOBS AT STAKE. Thousands of Angkas bikers rallied to keep their jobs following a new cap that would put 17,000 Angkas bikers at risk of deactivation. Photo by Darren Langit

Displaced Angkas bikers may return to unregulated ‘habal-habal’

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:48 PM

‘We came from doing illegal work. So when we found a company that showed concern for us, that loved us, that considered us partners, did you expect us to leave that kind of company?’

Motorcycle taxi riding members of Angkas start to mass up at the Edsa Whiteplains avenue in Quezon City in preparation for a protest ride around the metro. They are protesting the governments directive to cut some 17,000 members from its roster to in a bid to limit the number of angkas and make way for new players in the motorcycle taxi ventures. December 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon

‘Nakiki-angkas lang’: Imee Marcos’ presence at Angkas rally infuriates netizens

Dec 22, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The daughter of dictator Ferdinand Marcos joins Angkas bikers, commuters, and transport advocates, and addresses the crowd at the EDSA Kalayaan Shrine

Thousands of bikers, supporters demand 'save Angkas'

Dec 22, 2019 - 10:39 AM

(UPDATED) Angkas bikers gather along White Plains Avenue and EDSA to protest the lowered rider cap from 27,000 to 10,000

Motorcycle taxi riding members of Angkas start to mass up at the Edsa Whiteplains avenue in Quezon City in preparation for a protest ride around the metro. They are protesting the governments directive to cut some 17,000 members from its roster to in a bid to limit the number of angkas and make way for new players in the motorcycle taxi ventures. December 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon

Angkas bikers can be absorbed by JoyRide, Move It – gov't

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:20 AM

A Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board official says they want to ensure a competitive market and avoid a monopoly by Angkas

#SaveAngkas trends worldwide: Netizens rage over plight of Angkas bikers

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Filipinos online praise Angkas bikers for being kind, helpful, and polite, and express anger at the government's decision to cut down Angkas' fleet

17,000 Angkas bikers at risk of losing jobs

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The government's technical working group takes away the slots for trained and long-serving Angkas bikers to distribute them to two new players

UNCERTAINTY. Angkas chief transport advocate George Royeca says 17,000 bikers will enter the Christmas season not knowing if they will be able to keep their jobs next year. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

JoyRide, Move It join Angkas in extended motorcycle taxi pilot run

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The extended pilot run will last until March 23, 2020

3 MONTHS MORE. Angkas will continue to operate for at least 3 more months, this time joined by new providers JoyRide and Move It in the pilot implementation. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Will commuters still have Angkas after December 26?

Dec 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

As the end of its pilot run nears, authorities have yet to reach a final decision on the fate of the Philippines' pioneering motorcycle taxi service

NEARING THE END. The Department of Transportation only granted a 6-month pilot run to motorcycle taxi firm Angkas, which is set to end on December 26. What will happen next? Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Pending LTFRB approval, Angkas pilot run to be extended – DOTr

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) The official report of the technical working group is set to come out on December 9, according to DOTr Undersecretary Mark de Leon

FOR EXTENSION? Department of Transportation Undersecretary Mark de Leon said DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the extension of the Angkas pilot run, but the official report is yet to come out. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After 3 years, Angkas is still not making money

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The popular motorcycle ride-hailing platform makes safety standards a priority, even if it means shelling out resources to train riders

3 YEARS ON. While providing a free training program, Angkas fails 70% of rider applicants to maintain safety standards. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Angkas hopes for pilot run extension pending legalization

Dec 04, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The motorcycle ride-hailing firm hopes to present its pilot test results in Congress by January

EXTENSION? Angkas hopes to continue serving the riding public even while motorcycles are still not allowed for public transportation. File photo from Angkas

New motorcycle taxi firm JoyRide set to challenge Angkas

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:10 PM

While the prospects for competition may seem bleak this year, new motorcycle taxi firm JoyRide ramps up preparations ahead of its official app launch

NEW PLAYER? Motorcycle ride-hailing firm JoyRide has started driver registration ahead of its official app launch. Screenshot from JoyRide video

Online reactions: Angkas gets Twitter praise for free rides

Oct 08, 2019 - 7:11 PM

On Twitter, people express their appreciation for the app-enabled transportation service

Gov’t should require training for motorcycle riders – Angkas

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:22 AM

'It is the responsibility of the government that allows the purchases or selling of [motorcycles] to make sure that every single citizen knows how to ride it, institutionally,' says Angkas spokesperson George Royeca

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS. Motorcyle riders navigate Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Marketing gone wrong: Angkas hit for 'like sex' promo tweet

Jul 31, 2019 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) 'We take full responsibility for the misstep,' says Angkas as it apologizes to the public for the tweet

Angkas, motorcycle groups question sub-400cc ban in Osmeña Highway

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:10 PM

'The ban affects commuters who will have to go the longer way, resulting in a longer time and higher fares because of the detours,' says George Royeca of Angkas

Angkas targets 6-month pilot run by end of June

Jun 13, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Angkas aims to fully retrain the remaining 15,000 bikers by end of June to finally start the 6-month pilot implementation

RETRAINING. Angkas says they are retraining about 2,000 drivers a day in San Andres Complex in Manila.

DOTr allows 6-month pilot operations of Angkas, motorcycle taxis

May 10, 2019 - 7:01 AM

The Department of Transportation sets the fare that motorcycle taxis should charge, as well as safety requirements that should be provided by the drivers or operators

MOTORCYCLE TAXIS. Thousands of Angkas riders joined the massive Unity Ride. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

At Angkas event, Grace Poe promises to fast-track legalizing motorcycle taxis

May 04, 2019 - 8:28 PM

'Binibilisan ko, pinag-aaralan ko, para ang prangkisa na maghahatid ng mas maganda, mas mabilis, at mas affordable na transportation sa lahat, at pagkakakitaan ninyong lahat sa ligtas na paraan, ay maipasa na,' says Senator Poe

RIDING COMMUNITY. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe appeals to the riding community to vote for her in the upcoming 2019 elections. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

WATCH: Angkas x Dante Gulapa is the collab you didn't know you needed

Mar 08, 2019 - 1:57 PM

We didn't ask for it – but we got it anyway

VIRAL X VIRAL. Dante Gulapa collabs with Angkas. Screenshot from the Angkas Facebook page

Abu Sayyaf leader Sawadjaan 'mastermind' in Jolo Cathedral bombing | Evening wRap

Feb 04, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

House approves bill legalizing Angkas, motorcycle taxis

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The bill's approval comes more than a month after ride-hailing app Angkas was barred from operating in the country

LEGAL SOON? Angkas riders join a massive Unity Ride on December 16, 2018 to protest the shut down of their operations permanently. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOTr needs more time to review Angkas safety, legal issues

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The Department of Transportation says it cannot just issue a department order allowing Angkas and habal-habal operations, as pushed by some lawmakers

PROTEST. An Angkas driver displays a placard on his motorcycle that reads 'Manggagawa Kami! Hindi Kriminal! Stop Ride Discrimination' during a protest against LTFRB crackdown on December 16, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DSWD backs lowering criminal liability age to 12 | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Recto to DOTr: Why not issue an order allowing Angkas to operate?

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Transportation Undersecretary Mark de Leon says the position of the government is that 'the law needs to be amended'

MOTORCYCLE APP. Senators ask DOTr why they cant' issue a department order allowing motorcycle taxis, like Angkas, to operate. Photo from Angkas

WATCH: Senate takes on 3rd telco, Angkas, PITX

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The Senate committee on public services is holding a hearing at 10 am on Wednesday, January 30


DOTr to Angkas: We're willing to listen, but stop defying SC

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The Department of Transportation hits Angkas for continuing 'to brazenly defy the order of the Supreme Court' to temporarily stop its operations

UNITY RIDE. Thousands of Angkas riders, who found themselves at the receiving end of Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board apprehensions, join the massive Unity Ride along EDSA on December 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Watch Nadine Lustre, Gab Valenciano, Sam Concepcion at #SaveAngkas concert

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Angkas is hosting a free thanksgiving concert on December 22, featuring many local artists

[OPINYON] Sandali, makikiangkas lang

Dec 17, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Hangga’t ang angal ng karamihan sa atin ay pang-hashtag, meme, o status lang sa social media, hindi aaksiyunan ng mga pulitiko ang lahat ng ilegal sa kalsada

IN PHOTOS: Thousands of Angkas bikers slam LTFRB crackdown

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:48 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas says 'it will comply' with the shutdown order issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

DISCRIMINATION. Angkas riders decry 'discrimination' among transport network vehicle services for singling out motorcycle rides. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

LTFRB orders arrest of Angkas bikes still operating

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:18 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The LTFRB orders all law enforcers to immediately apprehend and even impound Angkas motorcycles operating as public utility vehicles

NOT SO FAST? LTFRB can apprehend Angkas drivers again, a Supreme Court order says. Angkas file photo

Angkas launches “Angkas Buhay,” the first motorcycle ambulance in PH

Nov 30, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The groundbreaking in-app feature is expected to go live in 2019

Twitter war erupts over Angkas drivers supporting Bong Go

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Would you stop using a company's products or services if they become affiliated with a politician or political stance?

Trillanes, angkas is back, Mocha Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo