Bagong pag-asa! Toby Tiangco signs deal with Grab to help jobless Navotas residents

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Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco has signed a deal with Grab Philippines to help residents who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the memorandum of agreement for GrabBayanihan, tricycle or motorcycle riders will be tapped 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.

The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and City Franchising and Permits Processing Unit (CFPPU) will assess and identify the qualified applicants, and assist them in securing working permits and Tax Identification Number (TIN) identification cards, as well as rapid passes and cross-boundary permits, if required.

The City Business Permits and Licensing Office (CBPLO) will assist prospective merchants in securing business permits and other requirements issued by the local government necessary in their application as partner establishments.

Grab Philippines, meanwhile, will evaluate and accommodate qualified drivers to be their new delivery riders until the 500 slots are filled up.

The company will also provide basic training to hired riders, and give them the same benefits and other advantages accorded to independent contractor riders.