Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos slammed the Supreme Court ruling issuing a temporary restraining order on Angkas’ operations as anti-poor.
The Ilocos Norte politiko said the ban on Angkas “robs working class Filipinos of a cheap way to get through horrendous traffic.”
Marcos also said the TRO “prevents the creation of decent and quality jobs for Filipinos struggling to make a living.”
“Traffic is a major constraint to development especially for the poor since taxis and Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) are too costly for them,” she said.
“Angkas is a cheap and viable transport solution to millions of low-income Filipinos especially in dense urban areas since it provides cheap and fast point-to-point transportation,” Marcos added.