Angkas supports President Marcos’ openness to expand the Motorcycle Taxi industry; advocates for Filipino Transport Apps

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President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in the Bagong Pilipinas Townhall Meeting on Traffic held last Apr. 10,  underscored the significance of motorcycle taxis in the daily lives of Filipino citizens.

Marcos 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 JOURNEY

Angkas CEO George Royeca participated as a resource speaker at the traffic townhall meeting and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to address the President directly, acknowledging the government’s openness to listening to industry issues and solutions.

Royeca 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.

SAFETY RECORD, ACCIDENT RATE

 “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% and a safety rate of 99.997%.

Royeca recalled a pivotal moment when he accepted a challenge from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman, demonstrating Angkas’ commitment to safety and accountability.

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