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Gov Marcos slams Angkas ban as ‘anti-poor’

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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.

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