George Royeca, the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the motorcycle-taxi firm Angkas, has vowed to take part in helping the public cope with the pandemic.
“I’ve seen first-hand the critical role mobility plays in our society and I look forward to giving it my full focus and attention,” Royeca said on Saturday, Nov. 27.
This was Royeca’s statement after he took full ownership of the company.
“My objective is to get the right legislation in place to establish motorcycle taxis as a safe alternative mode of transportation and help create a nation of entrepreneurs that will allow them to take care of their families,” he added.
Royeca, who was Angkas’ former chief transport advocate, has committed to exert more effort in involving the firm in many socio-economic activities of the private and public sector to help communities cope with the crisis.
As chief transport advocate of the company, Royeca led Angkas in dealing with obstacles that affected motorcycle driver’s rights and the industry’s long-time bid for legalization in the country.
“When Angeline started Angkas in 2016, it became instrumental in giving Filipinos back their freedom from the clutches of the metro’s horrendous traffic conditions. Her work increased the quality of life of regular Filipinos, and I intend to continue her vision for an established motorcycle taxi industry in the country,” he emphasized.
Royeca was one of the awardees of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) in 2020 for his important contributions not only in promoting safe and affordable mobility but also in helping other sectors survive from the effects of the pandemic.