After Manila, Foodpanda has partnered with Pasig City to provide jobs to 500 tricycle drivers who have temporarily lost their means of livelihood amid the enhanced community quarantine.
On Thursday, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and Foodpanda managing director Daniel Marogy signed the partnership agreement, which they called pandaTODA.
According to Sotto, the project will help hundreds of the 13,000 tricycle drivers they have in Pasig City.
"All of them have been hit by this crisis and a lot of them don't know where to get their next meal from. With the help of foodpanda, we will be able to help hundreds of tricycle drivers who have no source of income right now,” Sotto said in a press statement.
Aside from helping displaced tricycle drivers, Sotto said the project will also help reduce number of close contacts and amount of travel of ordinary citizens.
After the ECQ period, the pandaTODA recruits can choose to continue with their job as foodpanda partners or not.
Meanwhile, Marogy said tricycle drivers who will be recruited by their team will undergo training to ensure the highest standards of safety protocol and contactless delivery system of the food delivery app.
"We hope that with pandaTODA, we will be able to help ease their burden of providing for their families during this difficult time. We are honored to take part in the initiatives of the Pasig City government to provide secure, safe, and sustainable livelihood for its constituents,” Marogy said.
The project pandaTODA was first introduced in Manila City on May 11.
The on-demand food delivery app is currently offering free delivery from some restaurants in Pasig City for the month of May including Jollibee, Pancake House, Max’s, Teriyaki Boy, Army Navy and other local businesses such as TCapital, Opteamist, Mamita’s Inasal, and Muramen, among others. — LA, GMA News