Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Over 5,000 Angkas Bikers Ready to alleviate Metro Cebu traffic

According to Cebuano businessman and Angkas advocate Gilbert Olan, to begin, over 5,000 Angkas biker-partners in Metro Cebu are more than prepared to take on the task of ferrying commuters to where they need to go, while traffic continues to plague Metro Cebu, Angkas will continue to help Cebuanos by not only providing an efficient transport option, but also providing a decent means of livelihood for motorcycle owners.

Performers dance to the Sinulog Beat at the opening of Angkas Safety Fiesta Briefing

Angkas is a popular motorcycle taxi ride-hailing service, to reach their destinations on time. The increasing business activity has become a positive note through industrialization in Cebu, twinning to it is an increase in the number of vehicles plying the streets and the consequent traffic jams in and around the area. The Land Transportation Office Region VII (LTO-7) has over 500K & 800K motor vehicles and motorcycles in its registry for Cebu Province as in 2017 & 2018 respectively.

(L-R) Angkas Assistant Mgr in Operations Lachme Reboton, Angkas CEO Angeline Tham, Angkas Advocate Gilbert Olan & MRO Chairman Jobert Bolanos

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) releases a study that the unresolved traffic congestion in Metro Cebu has resulted in at least P1.1 billion in economic losses a day. Olan stressed that the traffic is a problem that affects all social classes, rich and poor alike are all affected by the traffic problem and are all burdened by its economic and social costs. This is exactly the reason why Angkas was born, to alleviate the commuting problems of Cebuanos.

Angkas Safety Fiesta on site Angkas drivers qualification

Angkas is an innovative and timely traffic solution that Cebuanos need says Angkas Founder and CEO Angeline Tham, they are happy to offer the service to help commuters reach their destinations in a fast, convenient, and affordable way. Angkas biker-partners are strictly screened and are given thorough safety training before being allowed to service passengers. The Angkas bikers and their passengers are also entitled to insurance in every trip. Angkas puts a premium on the safety of the passengers, the bikers, and everyone else on the road, something that they are proud of.

Cebuano Band Cueshe performs before Angkas Crowd
Angkas held the very first “Angkas Safety Fiesta” in Cebu at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City to strengthen their efforts to ensure the safety of the biker-partners and their passengers, the 12-hour event consists of safety seminar and skills training session for their biker-partners, a dental mission, free haircut and massage for the participants. An Angkas Gymkhana tournament is also held, winners announced at the culmination.

Rapper Andrew E. performed live with his famous poetry and tunes
The enriching Angkas Safety Fiesta also served as a kicked off activity for new Angkas biker-partners, with the objective of being able to service more Cebuano commuters at a time. Another highlights of the Fiesta is to treat bikers and their families with generous raffles and a musical concert featuring "The Professor" Sir Andrew E. and Cebu's pride Cueshe as well as acts like the D7G Girls, Jay R Siaboc, Crazy Duo Jr., and the Maka Girls. The show, which was hosted by DJ Chixie and DJ Ringo, was open to the public.

1st Angkas Safety Fiesta with Cebu Angkas Bikers posted at Cebu Events Blog

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