• October 4, 2023

Homegrown motorcycle taxi service provider MOVE IT is taking a proactive step towards professionalizing the local habal-habal sector.

Through a series of forums and dialogues, MOVE IT General Manager Wayne Jacinto engaged with hundreds of habal-habal riders and leaders to identify the challenges hindering the transformation of habal-habal riders into professionalized motorcycle taxi servicemen. 

MOVE IT’s initiative comes as a timely response to the government’s call to address safety, security, and pricing concerns surrounding habal-habal operations across the country.

During the pilot forum, habal-habal riders expressed the challenges they face daily, mainly related to meeting the set of requirements needed to be recognized as professional motorcycle taxi riders. Nevertheless, a consensus emerged among the attendees: their commitment to safety is the driving force behind their desire to become motorcycle taxi professionals. 

MOVE IT General Manager Wayne Jacinto shares his vision, stating, “We are fostering an environment of open dialogue and collaboration with the habal-habal community to better understand their needs. By addressing the long-standing concerns that impair the sector, we can strategically work on tailored solutions and programs.” 

A key commitment made by MOVE IT was to provide assistance to habal-habal riders in obtaining professional licenses. Additionally, habal-habal riders who had all the necessary requirements were invited to proceed directly to the assessment area for immediate skills evaluation and validation. Those who successfully passed the assessment are expected to be officially onboarded as MOVE IT rider-partners.

MOVE IT offers viable earning opportunities and attractive benefits, including low commission rates, competitive incentive schemes, comprehensive insurance packages, and exclusive deals on rider essentials. Additionally, rigorous safety and tech training sessions empower MOVE IT’s rider-partners to provide professionalized and effective motorcycle taxi services. 

MOVE IT’s pioneering efforts to professionalize the habal-habal sector mark a decisive step forward for the MC Taxi and the broader transport industry. As MOVE IT’s forums and dialogues continue, the transformation of habal-habal riders into respected MC Taxi professionals will usher in a new phase for the Philippine transportation landscape.

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