Online reactions: Angkas gets Twitter praise for free rides

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Online reactions: Angkas gets Twitter praise for free rides
On Twitter, people express their appreciation for the app-enabled transportation service

MANILA, Philippines – Angkas on Tuesday, October 8 received praise on Twitter after offering free rides along the LRT 2’s route from Tuesday to Thursday. 

Parts of the train route are currently non-operational after fires hit the carriageway between the Katipunan and Anonas stations. 

 

People took to Twitter to express their appreciation for the app-enabled transportation service while at times making jokes at the expense of government agencies. 

Government agencies including the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and the Philippine Coast Guard have deployed extra public utility vehicles on the route.

Due to the length of the LRT2 repair period, said to last up to 9 months, and statements made by MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago on a recent transport strike, public reactions remain very critical. (READ: LRT2 to resume partial operations on October 8)

Here are some of the posts: 

User @meowchellao expresses disdain, saying that even if Angkas may not be the safest transport option, it may be the most ideal because of the current state of public transportation: 

@claudinelalala says free rides shouldn’t be the norm:


More praise for the ride-hailing app: 

Users also captured some of the scenes on the ground: 

 

 

– Rappler.com

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