Angkas suspends driver over molestation complaint


Posted at Oct 08 2019 05:58 PM

MANILA - Ride-hailing firm Angkas has suspended its driver who was accused of molesting a female passenger in Quezon City on Saturday.

"Given the severity of the accusation, we have temporarily suspended the rider pending results of the official investigation," Angkas said in a statement Tuesday.

"We are closely coordinating and cooperating with the authorities to ensure this case is quickly resolved. If found guilty, in addition to any criminal sanctions, he will be forever banned from the platform."

According to the complainant "Fianne," the driver did not drop her off immediately at her destination in Eastwood but instead went around the avenues of Katipunan and C.P. Garcia.

The driver then parked on a dimly-lit street and felt her private parts, said Fianne. The suspect was arrested after the victim shouted help, prompting nearby barangay officials to respond. 

Angkas said it was "an awful thing that no one should ever have to go through." 

The suspect will face charges of acts of lasciviousness, and possibly, rape, according to authorities.