Last updated on October 1st, 2020

Quezon City Small Business and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office 

Grab Recovery Partnership/GrabBayanihan 

After the Quezon City Government’s partnership with foodpanda ended once 500 pandaTODA drivers were registered, Grab Philippines sought to partner with the QC LGU to bolster its services by offering to support QC tricycle drivers, food establishments, and other displaced workers struggling due to the pandemic. The Grab Recovery Partnership program or GrabBayanihan launched last July 6, 2020 and aims to provide a total of 1,000 opportunities with 500 GrabFood and GrabExpress delivery partners and 500 small businesses registered onto the Grab app. 

For its first two batches of registration, a total of 256 Grab Driver Partners and 14 Grab Food Merchants were screened. 86 of the 256 Grab Driver Partners already scheduled for activation by Grab. These numbers represent the Grab Recovery Partnership just over 2 weeks from the day it first launched. 

This doesn’t only show the strength of Grab’s brand but also the amount of people seeking more or better livelihood opportunities during this pandemic. Many businesses have had to transition to using delivery services due to the decreased capacity and physical distancing protocols implemented in stores. Grab hopes to provide these opportunities in Quezon City so more Grab Driver Partners and Grab Food Merchants can earn and recover. Because Quezon City is the largest Metro Manila city, adding more Grab Driver Partners and Grab Food Merchants would cover more of QC, quickening the transactions made in the city. 

Though the threat of COVID-19 is still daunting for some, Grab is trying to make sure no one gets left behind as the “new normal” starts turning into reality. Other LGUs may want to partner with Grab to improve the service of the app within their cities and help displaced workers, tricycle drivers, and food establishments.