THE City Government of Navotas and Grab Philippines sealed an agreement to provide livelihood opportunities to Navoteños through GrabBayanihan
Mayor Toby Tiangco and Brian Cu, Grab Philippines President, led the virtual signing of the memorandum of agreement Wednesday afternoon.
The GrabBayanihan Socio-Economic Recovery Initiative aims to provide livelihood opportunities to residents of Navotas who were adversely affected by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19) pandemic and the consequent community quarantine.
Under the MOA, the city government, through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), City Franchising and Permits Processing Unit (CFPPU), and City Business Permits and Licensing Office (CBPLO), will help recruit tricycle drivers and displaced workers, who own at least one motorcycle, to work as delivery riders for GrabFood and GrabExpress.
The city government will also entice owners of licensed micro, small and medium enterprises to become Grab merchants and operate their businesses digitally through the Grab app.
“Many have lost their jobs or are now earning less because of the pandemic. MSMEs are also suffering losses due to the restrictions of community quarantine. This partnership with Grab Philippines is a welcome opportunity for Navoteños who strive to support their families amid the pandemic. The GrabBayanihan program not only provides livelihood to our people; it also brings hope that life will become better if we help and lift each other up,” Mayor Tiangco said.
Under the initiative, hired riders will serve as delivery partners for six months, and they have the option to continue or stop their services after that period.