JoyRide gives Antipolo City trike drivers jobs during GCQ
Ride-hailing motorcycle company JoyRide Philippines and Happy Move PH has partnered up with Rizal province's Antipolo City to give jobs to its tricycle drivers while under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) protocol.
Around 200 tricycle drivers who lost a significant portion of their income due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) will benefit from the newly-forged partnership.
The ECQ, which was enforced by the government to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, has greatly affected the transportation industry—including tricycle drivers in Antipolo City.
According to Noli Eala, JoyRide vice president for corporate affairs, the company would employ them as their "Kasundo Delivery Bikers" starting May 20.
He also added that they will ensure the safety of the their customers and bikers by strictly enforcing health standards set by the government, such as wearing of face masks, alcohol sanitation, and bike disinfection.
"Kasundo Delivery Bikers" or "JoyRide Customers"
Simply called "JoyRide Pabili Delivery (or Pahatid) Riders", the Antipolo City government has initially posted this invitation on their Facebook account last May 22.
According to them, tricycle drivers who become "Kasundo Riders" will not only receive a daily income, but also P500,000 death insurance and P100,000 accident insurance.
Interested drivers were required to register online, and submit their updated motor vehicle registration, updated driver's license (pro or non-pro for private motors), smart phone, and any valid ID.
Too many registrants too soon?
So far, the project has been a resounding success—perhaps too successful, judging from the number of participants that have already registered.
In its Facebook page, Executive Assistant to the Mayor Jun-Andeng Ynares said that more than 2,200 drivers have already registered for the Membership Orientation Seminar at the Ynares Events Center.
"Matapos ang mahigit 10 oras mula nang ipost natin kagabi ang imbitasyon, meron na po tayong 1,604 registrants para sa Antipolo City-JoyRide Pre-Membership Orientation Seminar. Hindi pa po kasama dito ang mahigit 600 tricycle drivers na nauna ng na seminar at na on board natin.... kaya pansamantala po muna natin itinitigil ang online registration para maayos ang schedule ng mga naunang nagpalista," said Ynares in their official Facebook account.
(After around 10 hours of posting the invitation last night, we already have 1,604 registrants for the Antipolo City-JoyRide Pre-Membership Orientation Seminar. This doesn't include the estimated 600 tricycle drivers that went first during the seminar and are already on board...this means we will temporarily stop the online registration to organize the schedule of the first one who have already enlisted.)
Sa mga nag-register, pakihintay po lamang ang message ng ating secretariat para sa detalye at schedule ng orientation seminar. Sa mga hindi po nakaabot, tapusin lang po muna natin ang onboarding ng 1,600 new applicants at muli natin bubuksan ang online registration."
(To those who registered, please wait for our secretariat's message for details regarding the orientation seminar schedule. For those who weren't able to register, we will first finish the 1,600 new applicants, and then re-open the online registration.)
Photos from JoyRide PH, Tricycle Driver Philippines Facebook page