MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on a Mandaluyong court decision that allowed Angkas to operate again. Transportation officials received the TRO on Wednesday, December 12.
In an August 20 order, Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court granted a preliminary injuction to Angkas, preventing the government from blocking its operations. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) appealed this.
“Now, therefore, effective immediately and continuing until further orders from this court, You [LTFRB], the respondent [Angkas], the Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court Brach 213 Mandaluyong City, your representatives, all other persons acting on your behalf are hereby RESTRAINED from implementing the assailed RTC order dated August 20 2018 in Civil Case No. R-MND-18-01453-SC,” the dispositive portion of the SC order said.
This means that the government can block Angkas operations and the passengers of this motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas won’t be able to book rides again.