Angkas and its motorcycle (MC) taxis will soon make a comeback in Metro Manila after the company completes the requirements set by the MC Taxi Technical Working Group (TWG), an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Monday.
DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran said in a message to journalists the MC Taxi TWG has completed its inspection of Angkas’ facilities on Saturday and found it has not yet complied with two of its requirements.
These include requiring MC taxi riders to have a thermal scanner or completed health declaration forms — for both rider and passenger — to check if either of them has a fever or other symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The second requirement is a confirmation Angkas has made background checks on all its riders to see if they have committed offenses or have pending cases.
“Once they confirm their compliance, we will issue a Notice to Proceed immediately,” Libiran said.
Joyride, one of Angkas’ competitors, is scheduled for inspection on Monday. Operations of MC taxis were suspended at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Philippines. SOVEREIGNPH