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No More Angkas, Motorcycle Taxis Next Week As Gov’t Halts Pilot Run

Angkas and other similar services will be considered colorum next week

The inter-agency technical working group (TWG) that is conducting a pilot run of motorcycle taxis has terminated the pilot run two months ahead of schedule.

The pilot run for the motorcycle taxi study was supposed to end in March.

On Monday, January 20, TWG head Antonio Gardiola Jr told reporters that their recommendation to terminate the pilot run has been endorsed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

“Magulo eh. We are resorting to legal rigmarole sa nangyayaring ito… Nai-impede ang study, we cannot gather data because of actions being undertaken by one of the players so it’s better to terminate it,” Gardiola said.

The termination of the pilot run will end in a week, which means motorcycle taxi services like Angkas will be considered as colorum vehicles and will be subject to apprehension should they continue to convey passengers.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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