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Instant trabaho! Fresnedi partners with Grab PH to turn 500 jobless residents into delivery riders

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Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has partnered with Grab Philippines to provide jobs to 500 workers who have been displaced from their livelihood due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the “Deliver to Recover” program, beneficiaries will receive grant packages which include Grab uniforms, food insulated box, P2,500 worth of e-wallet credit, and P2,500 cash assistance as initial capital.

The local government’s economic cluster will also provide a grant package amounting to P7,500 to beneficiaries on top of assistance with their registration to the delivery service company.

Fresnedi signed the memorandum of agreement for the initiative with Grab executives on Friday, November 6. He said returning overseas Filipino workers, tricycle drivers and jobless residents will benefit from being riders for the Grab Food and Grab Express Delivery service.

“We recognize the challenges faced by Muntinlupa residents whose livelihoods were affected by the lockdown due to the pandemic and we will continue to assist them through various socio-economic projects,” he said.

Public Employment Service Office – Muntinlupa chief Glenda Aniñon said the registration for the city’s Deliver to Recover Program is still ongoing. Aniñon said city residents aged 21-50 y/o with a smartphone and owns a motorcycle or a bicycle can apply for the program.