LTFRB Says 'Angkas' Is Illegal
Ringo | On 13, Nov 2017
It looked like the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) closed its doors to motorcycle booking app “Angkas.”
On Monday, the LTFRB cited the Republic Act 4136, which states that “private passenger automobiles, private trucks, and private motorcycles, scooters, or motor wheel attachments” and therefore, “shall not be used for hire under any circumstances and shall not be used to solicit, accept, or be used to transport passengers or freight for pay.”
Earlier, Angkas appealed to LTFRB secretary Arthur to allow riders to continue with the business.
“We respectfully ask our good Secretary of Transportation, Sec. Arthur Tugade, through the LTFRB Board, to consider an amendment to department order 2015-011 to allow two-wheeled vehicles under the TNVS category. Doing so will firmly put Angkas and all motorcycle-taxis officially under the jurisdiction of the LTFRB,” Angkas said in a Facebook post.
Angkas also called for unity.
To the Angkas community: a call for unity. #OneWithAngkas