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JV Ejercito: Provisional authority for bike taxis, couriers created thousands and thousands of jobs throughout pandemic


Riders of bike ride-hailing app service Angkas present assist for Senatorial candidate Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito through the “Angkas Security Fiesta” on the Angkas headquarters in Cainta, Rizal on April 2, 2022.

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito on Monday stated his efforts to safe provisional authority for bike taxis and couriers to function created thousands and thousands of jobs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Who would have thought {that a} easy push for that provisional authority to function would end in thousands and thousands of jobs and livelihood? Ang daming nabuhay na pamilya dahil yung bike taxis and courier riders are actually within the thousands and thousands,” he stated in a press briefing in Quezon Metropolis.

Ejercito, who can also be a bike fanatic, lauded bike taxis and couriers for maximizing this provisional authority to avoid wasting the nation’s pandemic-stricken economic system.

“Sila po ang nagsilbing heroes of the pandemic. Sila po ang bumuhay ng ekonomiya natin noong walang nakakagalaw through the lockdowns,” he stated.

Riders of motorcycle ride-hailing app service Angkas show support for Senatorial candidate Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito during the "Angkas Safety Fiesta" at the Angkas headquarters in Cainta, Rizal

Riders of bike ride-hailing app service Angkas present assist for Senatorial candidate Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito through the “Angkas Security Fiesta” on the Angkas headquarters in Cainta, Rizal on April 2, 2022.

Regardless of earlier apprehensions in regards to the granting of the stated provisional authority, the previous Senator stated he was capable of efficiently foyer with totally different businesses to launch take a look at runs for regulated bike taxi and courier operations.

“Alam ko naman yung risks niyan. Pero sabi ko, bakit di natin bigyan ng likelihood? So, I used to be capable of persuade DOTr Secretary Tugade and the businesses na pagbigyan natin ang provisional authority for bike taxis to function, yun pong Angkas, Joyride, and others. Tapos, sumunod po diyan yung supply companies, yung courier companies,” Ejercito stated.

In Might 2019, Angkas, one of many largest bike taxi and courier firms within the nation, was approved to function throughout a six-month take a look at run.

Throughout that interval, Ejercito stated accidents involving bike taxis and couriers had been minimal because of the general self-discipline amongst riders.

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