On August 29, Angkas will give 100% of earnings from services like rides and deliveries for that day directly to Angkas riders.
“We celebrate our national heroes on August 29 for the bikers that fought hard to regulate and professionalize the motorcycle taxi industry… Because of them, we now enjoy freedom from traffic and congestion that has attacked our quality of life,” says George Royeca, CEO of Angkas.
There have been many ways in which Angkas rider partners have shown their heroism to and for the Filipino people throughout the years.
By proving that Filipino motorbike riders can be disciplined, courteous, and safe, Angkas is making the possibility for 18 million motorcycle riders in the Philippines to make a decent, above-the-minimum-wage living with a motorbike more attainable than ever. In maintaining a safety rating of 99.997% after literally millions of bookings, Angkas riders are even now dismantling the long-perpetuated, derogatory “kamote rider” stereotype.
During the pandemic, Angkas pivoted to delivering medicine and essential items to a public in lockdown, and offered free rides to medical practitioners and other frontliners in areas where it operates.
“So if a motorcycle has saved you from traffic and congestion, book a ride with Angkas on National Heroes Day, Monday, August 29 where the bikers will enjoy 100% of the fares. This is our way to celebrate and honor our biker heroes,” adds Royeca.