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Thursday, September 6, 2018

On the Granting of Preliminary Injunction to Angkas


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DOTr-LTFRB PRESS STATEMENT
06 September 2018


The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are saddened by the decision of the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court to grant a preliminary injunction to the ride-hailing service, Angkas. The decision keeps the government from interfering, whether directly or indirectly, with the operations of Angkas.

The DOTr-LTFRB, as a regulator, is being faithful to its mandate when it ordered Angkas to cease operations. 

Our position is that motorcycles registered in the service are not authorized to conduct business and offer public transport under Republic Act 4136. For them to be allowed, the law has to be amended by Congress.

Apart from engaging in unfair business practice, the safety of patrons and commuters are also put at risk, as motorcycles are not considered as a safe mode of public transport.

If Angkas is to continue accrediting motorcycles registered as private vehicles to book rides and accept passengers for a fee, it is considered as without authority from the government regulators, and, therefore, are considered colorum vehicles.

The DOTr-LTFRB will exhaust all legal remedies to ensure that our roads are cleared of colorum vehicles, such as Angkas motorcycles. 

Safety is our priority. Following our laws is our priority. Obviously, Angkas is just interested in making profit, and profit, alone.

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