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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

Did LTFRB Just Thwart Go-Jek's Plans to Enter PH and Compete vs. Grab?

Indonesian startup's application is "on hold" after agency adopts fresh moratorium on new ride-hailing platforms

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has stopped issuing licenses for transport network companies (TNCs) anew as the agency studies its self-imposed supply cap for the service providers in the industry.In Memorandum Circular No. 2018-016 published on August 15 in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 28, 2018 10:00:00
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
News and Events

Indonesia's Go-Jek Seeks Provisional Permit and Forms Firm in PH, Says LTFRB Official

Transport regulator warns the Southeast Asian unicorn could wipe out local ride-hailing companies

Go-Jek, Indonesia’s first unicorn and leading ride-hailing and technology company, is seeking a permit to operate in the Philippines after incorporating a domestic affiliate, according to an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).Speaking during a congressional hearing on ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 30, 2018 07:00:00
News and Events

What Can PH Startups Learn From Indonesia’s Most Successful Tech Ventures?

A firsthand account of how Indonesian startups have changed Jakarta’s business and physical landscape

GO-JEK is an Indonesian ride-sharing company that has become the country's first unicorn, or a startup with a valuation of at least $1 billionThe first thing I noticed was the traffic.Traveling in Jakarta, like most other highly urbanized cities in Southeast Asia, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 02, 2018 09:00:00
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