- Grab Philippines collaborated with the Manila local government unit to give opportunities to tricycle and motorcycle drivers affected by the pan
- This move is part of GrabBayanihan, an initiative that aims to help 500 MSMEs sustain their operations
- Read through the following requirements needed to be part of the GrabFood and GrabExpress delivery fleet
Grab Philippines and the Manila City government have partnered to address the growing unemployment concern brought about by the COVID pan
demic. The collaboration aims to provide liv elihood opportunities to help Manileños recover from their loss of income.
Last March, upon the declaration of a national health emergency, the company launched GrabBayanihan—a community-driven initiative to help Filipinos bounce back from the economic and medical effects of the viru
s. It has provided free transportation to healthcare workers and frontliners in Manila.
As the lockdown eases, the ride-hailing company revives the program and taps local and government partners this time. They will help at least 20,000 displaced workers, tricycle drivers, and 5000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
In Manila, Grab will hire 2,000 tricycle drivers and displaced workers to be part of their GrabFood and GrabExpress delivery fleet. This will continue giving business opportunities to 500 MSMEs in the city through the app.
Grab Philippines President said, “We have always placed our faith in the hard work, dedication, and determination of the people of Manila most especially during these trying times. With responsible use of technology as well as our enduring partnership with the City of Manila, we hope to continue helping our kababayans who have been greatly affected by the pan
demic get back on their feet through the many liv elihood opportunities available on our Grab platform.”
To qualify, interested individuals must be a resident of Manila, aged 18-50 years old, owns a smartphone, owns or operates a tricycle, motorcycle or bicycle, and has a driver’s license valid for at least 21 days before the expiration date. Motorcycle owners are required to present their registration documents.