Solving the Angkas problem

05:01 AM January 14, 2019

There’s no doubt that the ride-hailing firm Angkas is widely popular. It really serves the commuting public very well, aside from providing a good income for the rider/partner — overall, a win-win situation.

But since the government has ordered to stop the operation, it has become a lose-lose equation.


Now commuters are forced to ride illegal “habal habal,” which may have poor riding habits or do not meet the highly stringent qualifications to become an Angkas rider/partner.

Does Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade have evidence that accidents involving Angkas riders have increased proportionately since the service started operations?


If the only argument by the secretary is that having a passenger on motorcycles is “very” dangerous and that Angkas poses a danger to public safety, then why not order a total ban on passenger-carrying motorcycles?

Make it illegal across the land for motorcyclists to have a passenger. In fact, this will definitely eliminate riding-tandem crimes.

So there you go, Mr. Secretary, now you have an argument!

JOSE SANTAMARIA, [email protected]

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Angkas, Arthur Tugade, Inquirer letters, Jose Santamaria, LTFRB
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.