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Angkas asks gov’t to extend trial run

Ride-hailing service provider Angkas hopes the government will extend the duration of its pilot test pending the passage of a bill that will allow motorcycles to operate as a public transport in the country.

Ride-hailing service provider Angkas hopes the government will extend the duration of its pilot test pending the passage of a bill that will allow motorcycles to operate as a public transport in the country.

“We hope they can extend the trial period while a law is being drafted,” said Angkas chief transport advocate George Royeca.

The Department of Transportation approved a six-month trial run for Angkas in May.

Angkas reportedly now has 27,000 bike partners. It has also maintained a 99.97% safety record.

“So far the findings are positive. We are working with DOTR to maintain our service,” Royeca said.

Angkas CEO Angeline Tham said the company is working on giving more payment options such as credit cards to its passengers .

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