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Angkas supports President Marcos’ openness for Expansion of the Motorcycle Taxi Industry and Advocates for Filipino Transport Apps

[Manila, Philippines – April 11, 2024] – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Bagong Pilipinas Townhall Meeting on Traffic held April 10, 2024, underscored the significance of motorcycle taxis in the daily lives of Filipino citizens. He emphasized the need for the government to identify feasible areas for expanding motorcycle taxi services. “We have 15 million riders more or less dito sa Pilipinas kaya napaka importante talaga ang mga motorcyle—lahat ng mga services, pag-deliver nila. And that is why we are trying to see what are the high traffic areas kung saan pwede mag expand ang ating motorcycle services na tinatawag.” said Marcos.

Angkas CEO George Royeca participated as a resource speaker at the traffic townhall and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to address the President directly, acknowledging the government’s openness to listening to industry issues and solutions. He reflected on Angkas’ journey, including multiple government shutdowns, pandemic challenges, and legislative efforts to establish motorcycle taxi regulations. Despite these obstacles, Royeca emphasized that these experiences became Angkas’ biggest advantage, which led them to create a top-tier training program for pillion passengers.

Angkas CEO George Royeca

“Today, we are proud to say that Filipino motorcycle taxi drivers are among the most disciplined in the entire region,” Royeca stated. He highlighted Angkas’ impressive safety record, with an accident rate of 0.003 percent and a safety rate of 99.997 percent. Royeca recalled a pivotal moment when he accepted a challenge from the LTFRB Chairman, demonstrating Angkas’ commitment to safety and accountability.

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