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Angkas backs Marcos’ openness to expand motorcycle taxi industry

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Angkas backs Marcos� openness to expand motorcycle taxi industry
During the open forum, the President emphasized the need for the government to outline strategies to facilitate the expansion of motorcycle services in the country.
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MANILA, Philippines — President Marcos in the Bagong Pilipinas Townhall Meeting on Traffic Concerns held recently in San Juan underscored the significance of motorcycle taxis in the daily lives of Filipinos.

During the open forum, the President emphasized the need for the government to outline strategies to facilitate the expansion of motorcycle services in the country.

“We have 15 million riders in the country. Motorcycles are really important… all their services, their deliveries. And that is why we are trying to see the high traffic areas where motorcycle services can expand,” Marcos said.

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

He 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.

“Today, we are proud to say that Filipino motorcycle taxi drivers are among the most disciplined in the entire region,” Royeca said.

He highlighted Angkas’ impressive safety record, with an accident rate of 0.003 percent and a safety rate of 99.997 percent. Royeca recalled a pivotal moment when he accepted a challenge from the LTFRB Chairman, demonstrating Angkas’ commitment to safety and accountability.

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