CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan and Food Panda Philippines Incorporated have signed an agreement to provide job opportunities to 200 tricycle drivers who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the memorandum of agreement (MOA) 200 tricycle drivers who were residents of Caloocan will work as delivery riders for Food Panda to give them a chance to earn for their living while Metro Manila was still under the general community quarantine. (GCQ)
"Tayo ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa Food Panda para sa pagiging katuwang natin sa pagbibigay ng oportunidad sa mga residente ng Caloocan. Isa lamang ito sa ating pamamaraan upang patuloy na masuportahan ang ating mga kababayan na labis na nahihirapan sa gitna ng pandemyang ito," Mayor Oca said.
Base on the agreement, tricycle drivers who wanted to become Food Panda drivers will undergo basic screening, should be 21-years-old or above, with Tax Identification Number, Iphone 4s or Android Phone, must have TODA Certificate or barangay certificate, with professional driver’s license and must have his owned motorcycle.
All 200 qualified tricycle drivers will become a member of Panda-Toda for two months The company will provide them free uniform and training and will receive the same benefits and incentives given to independent contractor riders.
Interested tricycle drivers should submit the necessary requirements to the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at the New City Hall or may call landline numbers 5336-5704or 8288-8811 local 2245 for more information.
"Makaaasa ang ating mga kababayan na patuloy ang inyong pamahalaan sa pagbalangkas ng mga hakbangin upang mabawasan ang epekto ng kinakaharap nating pandemya. Ang amin lamang panawagan para sa lahat ay makiisa sa mga ipinatutupad na health and safety protocols upang maiwasan ang pagkalat pa ng virus," Mayor Oca added.