Food Delivery Drivers Get Free Bikes from Labor Department

DOLE is coordinating with mayors, restaurants to make this happen.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

Free bikes will be given nationwide to those interested to work as food couriers as more people shift to courier jobs during the pandemic, Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III said Thursday.

Magbibigay nga pala kami ng bisikleta sa buong bansa. Itong bisikleta na ibibigay namin sa magnenegosyo ng Grab, ‘yung mag-dedeliver. Kausap namin ‘yung mga restaurant na within a radius of 1 to 1 and a half kilometers dun na lang sa bibigyan namin ng bisikleta ‘yung delivery nila,” Bello told Teleradyo.

(We’ll give free bicycles nationwide. These bicycles we’ll give to those who will deliver for Grab. We’re talking to restaurants within a radius of 1 to 1 and a half kilometers, those we’re going to give bikes to will handle deliveries.)

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The program will be launched on Monday in Metro Manila, with Pasig City taking the lead, followed by Marikina City. He said all Metro Manila mayors were informed of this program.

Interested applicants can go to DOLE offices for inquiries.

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