Angkas cuts commissions for rides, deliveries
As a gesture of gratitude, and to honor its rider partners, motorcycle taxi service Angkas will not collect commissions on any bookings whether these are for rides or deliveries on 29 August in celebration of National Heroes’ Day.
As a result, 100 percent of earnings from services like rides and deliveries for that day will go to the Angkas riders.
“Ang Angkas malakas dahil sa inyo,” said Angkas CEO George Royeca as he addressed Angkas rider partners recently.
“We celebrate our national heroes on August 29 for the bikers that fought hard to regulate and professionalize the motorcycle taxi industry,” said Royeca. “Because of them, we now enjoy freedom from traffic and congestion that has attacked our quality of life. For years, we have been crippled by congestion and it is our modern day heroes that have given us freedom of mobility to travel safely and quickly, unburdened by traffic. Angkas riders have enabled Filipino commuters to be more productive, better rested, happier, more fulfilled — and that is real freedom.”
There have been many ways in which Angkas rider partners have shown their heroism to and for the Filipino people throughout the years. By proving that Filipino motorbike riders can be disciplined, courteous, and safe, Angkas is making the possibility for 18 million motorcycle riders in the Philippines to make a decent, above-the-minimum-wage living with a motorbike more attainable than ever. In maintaining a safety rating of 99.997 percent after literally millions of bookings, Angkas riders are even now dismantling the long-perpetuated, derogatory “kamote rider” stereotype.
During the pandemic, Angkas pivoted to delivering medicine and essential items to a public in lockdown, and offered free rides to medical practitioners and other frontliners in areas where it operates.
“So if a motorcycle has saved you from traffic and congestion, book a ride with Angkas on National Heroes Day on Monday where the bikers will enjoy 100 percent of the fares,” Royeca said as he also enjoined Angkas customers, “this is our way to celebrate and honor our biker heroes.”
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