Manila is pilot site of Grab PH program for displaced trike drivers

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Grab Philippines has selected the City of Manila as the pilot site for its new onboarding program for Manila tricycle drivers who have been affected by the pandemic.

Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (left) and Grab Philippines president Brian Cu

The ride-hailing firm is partnering with local government partners across Metro Manila for its GrabBayanihan program which aims to help Filipinos respond and recover from the pandemic.

At least 20,000 displaced workers and tricycle drivers, and 5,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to benefit from the socio-economic recovery initiative.

Starting off with Manila, Grab will be providing livelihood opportunities to at least 2,000 tricycle drivers and displaced workers in the city whereby they will be trained and onboarded as GrabFood and GrabExpress delivery-partners.

Likewise, Grab will be providing market access to at least 500 of the greatly affected MSMEs in the city so that they may continue operating their businesses digitally through the Grab app.

“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 pandemic get back on their feet through the many livelihood opportunities available on our Grab platform,” said Brian Cu, Grab Philippines president.

Under the GrabBayanihan socio-economic recovery program, individuals who are interested in being part of Grab’s Food or Express Delivery Fleet must be:

  1. A resident of the City of Manila;
  2. At least 18 years up to 50 years of age;
  3. Owns and knows how to operate a smartphone
  4. Owns and/or operates either of the following which can be used for delivery: a tricycle, a motorcycle, or a bicycle;
  5. In possession of a Driver’s License issued by the Land Transportation Office, and is valid for at least 21 days before the expiration date.
  6. For motorcycle owners, they must present their registration documents such as:
    1. Official Receipt and Certificate of Registration;
    2. If the vehicle registration is not owned by the user, they must present any supporting documents as follows:
      1. Authorization Letter of the owner with Xerox Copy of valid ID with 3 specimen signatures,
      2. Notarized Deed of Sale and Reposition Certificate

Meanwhile, small business owners who wish to be part of the program must have the necessary business permits and other requirements issued by the City of Manila. Interested parties are highly encouraged to prepare their documents and to visit their Public Employment Service Office (PESO) for an initial assessment.

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