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Kaya malakas kapit! Netizens link JoyRide to Duterte admin

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Netizens are calling for a boycott of the motorcycle taxi company JoyRide amid suspicions that it is linked or owned by people close to the Duterte administration.

Questions about JoyRide’s ownership grew after the pro-administration Twitter account @Senyora endorsed the app.

“Oh para sa mga hirap magbook ngayong magpapasko! May bagong Motorcycle App na! Mag #JoyRideNa dahil hindi nakakaganda kapag stressed ngayong Holiday season,” @Senyora said.

Netizen @MiaMagdalena said @Senyora’s links to the administration and his endorsement of JoyRide raises questions on who owns the company.

“Do remember that Senyora is Julian Lance, no. 13 on this photo. Propagandist. Take this joyride tweet for what it is. A joyride for him. Kaching! #SupportAngkas,” she said.

Twitter user @momblogger raised eyebrows over the supposed support of bots and pro-administration social media accounts for the app.

“The hashtag JoyRideNa is full of bots and DDS influencers like senyora. Ugh shame on the people behind JoyRide,” she said.


Netizen @freyakeena said: “joyride is owned by one of the most problematic person in the Senate and thousands of angkas bikers will lose their job just because of this new cOmPeTiTor. doon pa rin tayo sa kapakanan natin ang iniisip at hindi sariling interes #SaveAngkas #BoycottJOYRIDE”


Twitter user@JLoFelizarte accused Senator Bong Go of owning JoyRide.

“How to cheat into a market, Joyride style: 1. Allegedly politician-owned (Bong Go) 2. Goes live right after the LTFRB orders @angkas to cut their numbers down to 10K bikers from 27K 3. Have these “influencers” recommend an app WITHIN A DAY OF ITS RELEASE. Paid much? #SaveAngkas,” she said.

Netizen @miksalmighty said the same.

“Bong go allegedly owns joyride and the surge of offline propaganda about this new app supports this theory. If this is true, i have nothing but disgust to people who keeps on enabling these type of activities. Nakakadiri,” he tweeted.

A technical working group from the Department of Transportation recently named JoyRide and Move It as the two new companies that will join the pioneer Angkas in the three-month extension of the dry run for motorcycle taxis.

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