MMDA to respect court OK of Angkas operation

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday said it will respect the decision of a Mandaluyong City court allowing a motorcycle ride-hailing app to resume operations.

“We will abide by the ruling of the court,” MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo Garcia said after the Mandaluyong regional trial court granted the writ of preliminary injunction to Angkas on September 6. The court also prohibited the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, the Department of Transportation and anyone acting on behalf of these agencies, from interfering in Angkas’s operations.

The court specifically prohibited employees of these agencies from “apprehending Angkas bikers in legitimate pursuit of work and from performing any acts that will impede, obstruct, frustrate or defeat Angkas’s pursuit of its lawful business and trade.”

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Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco is a grant recipient and fellow of 2017 media fellowship program by Probe Media Foundation Inc. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Mass Communication from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). After graduating in 2000 she immediately worked as a newspaper correspondent for Today Newspaper until 2005. Within those five years in Today Newspaper, she was assigned to cover the Eastern Police and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Rizal Province, and the Departments of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Tourism (DOT). In October of 2005, she became a correspondent for the Philippine Business Daily Mirror Publishing, Inc. She covers Health, Education, MMDA, the local government units in the eastern and southern portions of the metropolis, and Rizal Province.

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