LTFRB to stop Angkas operations again

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Sad day for Angkas patrons: the Supreme Court has ordered a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) over a Regional Trial Court’s decision to allow Angkas to operate, allowing the LTFRB to stop the on-demand motorcycle booking service again.

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The higher court’s two-page order, released December 5, blocks the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court’s grant for a preliminary injunction against a government-led shutdown of Angkas operations as a motorcycle hailing platform. The order also gives power back to the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to apprehend motorcycle drivers that use the platform.

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In 2017, the LTFRB has ordered Angkas to cease operations multiple times for non-compliance and road accidents, leading to questions about the safe-worthiness of their service. The company since then rebranded to an express delivery service, Angkas Padala, until the injunction issued last September.

ABS-CBN News sources noted that the LTFRB will be holding a meeting later today to discuss this matter. Angkas has yet to issue a statement regarding this matter.

Source: ABS-CBN News

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