Grab partners with Manila City gov't to provide livelihood for Manilenos

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Grab Philippines has inked partnership with the Manila City government targeted to provide livelihood opportunities to thousands of Manilenos affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to the partnership, Grab has launched its GrabBayanihan program with the aim of helping Filipinos respond and recover from the pandemic.


Around 20,000 displaced workers and tricycle drivers, and 5,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to benefit from this initiative and to help all sectors to rebound from the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To start, at least 2,000 tricycle drivers and displaced workers will be trained and onboarded as GrabFood and GrabExpress delivery-partners

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Also, 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”, Grab Philippines President Brian Cu said. 


Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said that the Grab-Manila Socio-economic Recovery Initiative will be implemented to mitigate the severe economic impact caused by the pandemic on residents and businesses.

“This is another day of opportunity delivered by Grab food for the people of Manila. Unti-unti pa lang nating nararamdaman ang epekto ng GCQ. Aside from health, pero also economic,” Domagoso said.

Dalawa ang matutulungan nito: ang mga trabahante at saka yung mga negosyo. Dun naman sa mga natanggap na at matatanggap pa, pagbutihan po ninyo ang trabaho,” he added.

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 eighteen (18) years up to fifty (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:
  • Official Receipt and Certificate of Registration;
  • If the vehicle registration is not owned by the user, they must present any supporting documents as like Authorization Letter of the owner with Xerox Copy of valid ID with 3 specimen signatures; 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.

Photos from Grab Philippines

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