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(UPDATED) The TWG and the motorcycle taxi providers agree that while the biker cap will be raised, all cases against the TWG's guidelines will be dropped
A day after announcing the termination of the pilot run, the technical working group takes back its decision after senators urged its continuation
The Senate committee on public services finds no compelling reason why the TWG had to terminate the motorcycle taxi pilot run
Poe also says the Senate will continue hearings to expedite the passage of the law that will legalize motorcycle taxis
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
Bookmark this page to watch the hearing at 10 am, Monday, January 20
(UPDATED) The Senate committee on public services asks the technical working group to reconsider the termination, since the study is meant to aid legislation
There is a clear pathway so that motorcycle taxis can be mainstreamed into our public transport system
The online platform industry – which is easy to enter, is relatively inexpensive, and is clearly innovative – is simply for now, difficult to regulate
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'
Quezon City Judge Catherine Manodon points out that the two players are already operating, so 'nothing more can be restrained'
A Quezon City court issues a 20-day Temporary Restraining Order against the biker cap, saying it would cause 'irreparable injury' if implemented
Like Angkas in the Philippines, app-based services in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia want their governments to recognize motorcycles as official modes of transportation
The dynamic pricing incentivizes bikers to serve passengers during peak hours, says Angkas chief transport advocate George Royeca
As of Tuesday, January 7, Angkas may be asked to provide the deficit of 10,680 more bikers
'Grab has prepared its approach for reviving its GrabBike service, and is ready to present to the LTFRB and the DOTr anytime it is asked to,' the company says
(UPDATED) Angkas biker Rommel Villanueva, one of the petitioners, says this decision is proof justice is on their side
Lawyers ask why Senator Pimentel endorsed Joyride to the motorcycle taxi pilot run, and why 9 other applicants were denied entry
‘[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
Despite the senator's endorsement, JoyRide Vice President for Corporate Communications Noli Eala says he doesn't think it helped their application for the pilot-run of motorcycle taxis
(UPDATED) The new motorcycle taxi provider already has 6,500 bikers onboard and ready to hit the roads
Filipinos online raise eyebrows at JoyRide's introduction in the market for motorcycle taxis, given a number of suspicious posts from apparent bots and endorsers
'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'
(UPDATED) The government's technical working group addresses Angkas executive George Royeca in an open letter posted on social media
Angkas chief transport advocate George Royeca says Angkas is concerned about commuter safety
The revised guidelines contain new stipulations such as the LTFRB gaining access to each provider's database and blacklisting unauthorized motorcycle taxi providers, among others
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
‘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?’
(UPDATED) Angkas bikers gather along White Plains Avenue and EDSA to protest the lowered rider cap from 27,000 to 10,000
A Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board official says they want to ensure a competitive market and avoid a monopoly by Angkas
The government's technical working group takes away the slots for trained and long-serving Angkas bikers to distribute them to two new players
The extended pilot run will last until March 23, 2020
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
While Angkas is able to maintain a 99.997% safety rate, 5 motorcycle taxi firms are unregulated by the DOTr and pose a threat to the riding public, safety advocates say
Based on the recommendation of the technical working group, the pilot run – which is supposed to end on December 26 – will last until June 26, 2020
While the prospects for competition may seem bleak this year, new motorcycle taxi firm JoyRide ramps up preparations ahead of its official app launch
(UPDATED) 'The President was reaching for his shoe when he fell off his motorcycle that resulted in a minor injury, particularly light bruises and slight scratches,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'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
The first batch of riders will be trained on Sunday, August 18
'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
The police chief of Batac City in Ilocos Norte says a case is being filed against the parents of one of the two kids as they knowingly let the minors use the motorcycle
A police spokesperson confirms the death of Police Colonel Nelson Aganon. He was 46 years old.
A 4th still-unidentified suspect is able to flee on foot
Sapat bang solusyon ang Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act sa napakaraming patayan sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte?
Why did the President sign the controversial law only to ask for its suspension? Malacañang says he may not have known about concerns of motorcycle riders' at the time.
'Ipinagtatanggol ko lang ang mga taong pinapatay ng mga riding-in-tandem assassins,' says Senator Richard Gordon, author of the 'doble plaka' law
(UPDATED) The President also says he will negotiate for a lower fine for violations of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law
Motorcycle crashes can be avoided if only visibility measures were strictly adhered to
The Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act aims to take criminals on motorbikes off the road. Some motorcycle riders want to have the law declared unconstitutional.
Patrolman Jose Nipahoy Heppog dies after crashing into a tricycle. His passenger, Jesslee Pugong Tuguinay, meanwhile suffers head injuries.