Angkas Gets 20-day TRO Against New Policy Issued by LTFRB and DOTr - TeknoGadyet

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Angkas Gets 20-day TRO Against New Policy Issued by LTFRB and DOTr

Angkas, together with thousands of motorcycle taxi riders, received another 20-day TRO against the new policy issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Department of Transportation (DOTr).

Angkas Gets 20-day TRO Against New Policy Issued by LTFRB and DOTr
Angkas Gets 20-day TRO Against New Policy Issued by LTFRB and DOTr

In case you missed it, LTFRB recently announced its new policy, which will limit the number of Angkas bikers to only 10,000 in Manila and 3,000 in Cebu. With this, Angkas rallied against the government’s new provision as it will put 17,000 riders at risk of losing their jobs.

Now, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QC RTC) granted a 20-day TRO against the cap implemented by the LTFRB. The QC RTC also affirmed the stand of several congressmen and the Philippine Competition Committee (PCC) in previous weeks.

See Also: Over 30K Angkas Bikers Rally Against LTFRB’s New Provision, 17K Riders at Risk of Losing Jobs

In an interview, PCC Commissioner Johannes Bernabe stated that forcing Angkas to lay off 17,000 biers will take away what was rightfully obtained by the company.

“Being big per se is not necessarily bad. It’s the abuse of that dominant position [that’s bad]," Bernabe was reported to have said.

Bernabe also highlighted that Angkas grew out of its own efforts. "In  a sense, you are taking away what Angkas has worked hard on obtaining, which is a driver base," he explained.

What can you say about this latest update? Do you support Angkas? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

Note: This article was originally posted last January 6, 2020. It has been updated on January 10, 2020.

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