The City of Manila has recently entered into an agreement with Grab Philippines, and is planning to hire as many as 2,000 motorcycle riders and tricycle drivers who were left unemployed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“This will help both the employees and businesses,” said Manila mayor, Isko Moreno.
Aside from benefiting large businesses like fast-food chains, the program also aims to benefit micro-businesses that offer food or items through online selling.
“Aside from big restaurants, Manila also has small ones that serve great food. We want to help merchants get into the digital world and boost their sales,” said Grab Philippines’ country head, Brian Cu.
Interested parties may go directly to the Manila Public Employment Service Office (PESO) inside city hall grounds.
In addition, the City of Manila also plans to hire 100 city residents to sew washable facemasks which will then be distributed to its 14‐million residents.