After what it seems like forever, Angkas is officially back on the road today after being suspended since the start of the community quarantine last March. This also follows after completing the requirements set by the MC Taxi Technical Working Group (TWG).
Among the requirements include requiring MC taxi riders to have a thermal scanner or completed health declaration forms (for both driver and passenger), and confirmation that Angkas has done background checks on all of its riders.
DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran adds that at least 6,400 Angkas riders are ready to be of service to commuters after undergoing swab tests last week. To prepare for its return, Angkas published a video and other guidelines, detailing all of the adjustments they have made to comply with the government’s protocol for backriding.
As it has previously teased in its social media posts, Angkas is strictly enforcing passengers to bring their own helmet to minimize the spread of COVID-19. As for the helmet, it has to have a full-faced visor and lock, and that bicycle and hard hat helmets will not be allowed.
To help commuters, Angkas’ KKB promo is ongoing, where those who purchased participating helmets will be able to receive promo codes that they can use for booking Angkas.
To wrap up its updated guidelines, Angkas adds that it will only accept cashless transactions (credit/debit card) for payments, and that riders are equipped with passenger shields that were designed together with the UP College of Public Health and Total Control Safety.