MMDA respects court ruling, allows Angkas back on the roads

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Angkas logoMOTORCYCLE-HAILING company Angkas said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is allowing its riders back on the roads in respect to the order of a Mandaluyong City court. In a statement on Sunday, Angkas said MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia, Jr. expressed his commitment to uphold the preliminary injunction issued by the court last week. “We will abide by the ruling of the court. (Our only) concern is the safety of the passengers,” Mr. Garcia was quoted as saying. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) and its attached agency, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said last week they disapprove of the court decision, which prohibits them from interfering with Angkas operations. The government agencies said they maintain their view that Angkas services are considered colorum operations, hence will pursue legal action to keep such vehicles off the road. — Denise A. Valdez