About 150 tricycle drivers in Valenzuela City will be given extra livelihood following the local government’s partnership with a food delivery service company.

Signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the City Government of Valenzuela and Foodpanda Philippines to launch the PandaTODA which aims to provide livelihood for 150 TODA drivers by venturing to food delivery services.
(Screenshot from Valenzuela City PIO’s Facebook video / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Valenzuela City local government signed a Memorandum of Agreement with food delivery company Food Panda on Thursday to enable qualified tricycle drivers earn minimum wage and receive the same benefits that other company riders get.

The move, called pandaTODA, aims to provide livelihood opportunities to tricycle drivers “who are adversely affected by the community quarantines.”

The local government said that drivers may apply through the city’s public employment service office. They may be qualified and accepted at the program if they are at least 21 years old, have a tax identification number, have a license, own a smartphone, own or operate a tricycle, and should be a resident of Valenzuela City.

Hired drivers should also be willing to work for at least two months.

Mayor Rex Gatchalian said that its partnership with Food Panda will be “a help for the city’s tricycle drivers.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/25/valenzuela-city-to-hire-150-tricycle-drivers-for-food-delivery-service/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=valenzuela-city-to-hire-150-tricycle-drivers-for-food-delivery-service)