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LTFRB Says There are No Laws That Can Regulate Angkas. How True is That?

Congressmen have been filing bills for the regulation of motorcycles for hire for over a decade

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has resumed its crackdown of drivers of Angkas, the motorbike-hailing company, starting December 12, Wednesday.This comes after a rollercoaster year for Angkas. The LTFRB initially suspended the company’s operations in November 2017, but was ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | December 17, 2018 08:00:00
Run & Grow

How Motorbike-Hailing Startup Angkas Thrived Amid a Regulatory Crackdown

Being agile and flexible, pretty much like the two-wheeled vehicle itself, has many advantages.

Clad in a leather jacket, skinny jeans and a multi-colored Nike Flyknits, Angeline Tham stood out in an audience dressed mostly in formal wear at the plenary hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in early October. She spoke at the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 29, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

'Angkas is Back' says Suspended Motorcycle Taxi Service After Winning Preliminary Court Relief

But the company warns booking a ride may be hard as it ramps up operations

“Angkas is Back”, announced the Facebook page of the motorbike-hailing company on September 6 shortly after news came out that a court granted the firm’s petition for a preliminary injunction against a government regulator’s order suspending the service.Angkas’ motorcycle taxi operations were ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 06, 2018 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Motorbike-hailing App Angkas Goes Into Same-Day Delivery Amid Holiday Rush

The startup pivots from ride sharing to a courier service

Just days after its dialogue with government agencies, motorbike ride-hailing startup Angkas has introduced a new service called Angkas Padala, signaling its entry into same-day delivery services.On Tuesday, December 19, Angkas launched the beta version of its new mobile application as it ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 20, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

How This Angkas Driver Coped With Loss of Php1.5K Daily Income After Shutdown

About 15,000 Angkas drivers displaced since LTFRB halted operations of the ride-hailing company

Irving Sales was a supermarket assistant manager for seven years before resigning last April. While holding a managerial position, Sales lamented his measly pay. His gross salary may have been around Php20,000, but after all the tax deductions and expenses for his ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 16, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Here Are Ways You Can Earn From the Sharing Economy

You earn when you share

What is the sharing economy? Simply put, it is a business model where you can profit from having your underutilized assets borrowed or shared by others. These assets can range from transportation vehicles, rooms in your house, or spaces in your office.In ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 10, 2017 03:00:00