LTFRB to Stop Angkas Operation Again

Ciara Alarcon
Soon, Angkas will again stop its operation, marking the roller-coaster ride of the commuters’ favorite escape against Metro Manila’s terrible traffic.

LTFRB to Stop Angkas Operation Again
LTFRB to Stop Angkas Operation Again

As a quick recap, LTFRB had already banned the ride-sharing app in November 2017 for violating the Land Transportation and Traffic Code – or also known as the Republic Act No. 4136. The regulation won’t allow private motorcyles to charge passengers for a ride. However, in August 2018, Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court has granted a preliminary injunction to Angkas, allowing them to operate again.

But, for LTFRB, their battle wasn’t over yet as they appealed that Angkas is colorum and is only after their profits instead of passengers’ safety. Today, December 12, the Supreme Court has favored them, issuing a TRO on Mandaluyong court decision.

Related: Ride Sharing Getting Worse in PH; Who's to Blame?

"Now, therefore, effective immediately and continuing until further orders from this court, You [LTFRB], the respondent [Angkas], the Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court Brach 213 Mandaluyong City, your representatives, all other persons acting on your behalf are hereby RESTRAINED from implementing the assailed RTC order dated August 20 2018 in Civil Case No. R-MND-18-01453-SC," the SC order issued.

With this, LTFRB hopes to stop Angkas operation within the week.

See Also: Angkas to Launch PH's First Motorcycle Ambulance Service

In case you missed it, Angkas recently announced their plan to launch the country’s first motorcycle ambulance service tagged as Angkas Buhay. This eyes to provide first aid on-the-spot for emergency cases. But because of this decision, the company might never have a chance to launch this service.

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Source: Rappler

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