Supreme Court halts court order that favored Angkas operations

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 12 2018 12:22 PM | Updated as of Dec 12 2018 04:54 PM

MANILA -- The Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order against a Mandaluyong Court decision that barred authorities from apprehending drivers operating under motorcycle-hailing firm Angkas.

The TRO was directed at the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court branch 213, which ruled on Aug. 20 that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board could not arrest Angkas riders.

The Mandaluyong court's Aug. 20 order granted the plea of DBDOYC Inc, the operator of Angkas, for a writ of preliminary injunction.

The LTFRB suspended the operations of Angkas in November 2017 citing the lack of a business permit. It also said it disapproved the use of motorcycles in ride-sharing services due to safety concerns.

Angkas resumed its operations in September this year following the Mandaluyong court's ruling.