Angkas has gotten a 20-day temporary restraining order from the Technical Working Group’s 10,000 rider cap from a Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Quezon City earlier today.
Signed by Presiding Judge Catherine Manodon of RTC Branch 223, the TRO was granted due to the “irreparable injury” that bikers would suffer if under the revised guidelines issued by the TWG. Under the new guidelines, Angkas would be left with only 10,000 riders from their current 27,000 rider count as the total supposed number of riders in Metro Manila was capped at 30,000. The 30,000 rider cap would then be divided equally between Angkas, and its two new competitors: JoyRide and Move It.
In response to this hearing, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) called Angkas “two-faced” for filing cases after publicly apologizing for how they handled the new regulation.