#SaveAngkas: Angkas issues the most heartfelt public advisory in hopes of saving 17,000 families

With the holidays just around the corner and all the hustle and bustle of people trying to buy last-minute gifts for their loved ones, traffic is at its worst. We all know that it is but thanks to Angkas, a ride-hailing platform — we get by.

The decision

Unfortunately, in a now-viral statement by Angkas chief transport advocate George Royeca it was pointed out how Angkas would have liked to increase the number of their bikers but the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) did not allow them to do so and instead, from an initial cap of 27,000 bikers the government’s technical working group (TWG) set a new cap of 39,000 to be split among Angkas and new players JoyRide and Move It — with 10,000 bikers for Metro Manila operations.

 

Online Uproar

Netizens online expressed their growing disappointment towards the governing body for this unwarranted decision, as well as a lot of love and praise for Angkas bikers, who were deemed by some as kind, helpful, and polite.

Read some of their sentiments below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 17,000 families of bikers and a ton of commuters who are to be affected by this decision, Angkas created another movement in their appeal to turn this decision over.

#Save Angkas: Unity Gathering

This coming December 22, 2019, at the EDSA Kalayaan shrine, White Plains (6 AM), Angkas calls out to everyone in their hope to save their 17,000 bikers.

 

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