Lalamove and the local Quezon City local government have launched Lalajeep.
Amid the continuing jeepney ban under the GCQ, jeepney drivers based in Quezon City finally get a reprieve. Lalajeep provides a more affordable option especially for businesses that rely on delivery services to transport essential goods.
Lalajeep is a similar initiative to PandaTODA, which taps drivers as riders for food delivery service FoodPanda. From June 15 until August 15, customers will see LalaJeep as a new delivery type on the Lalamove app.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said as she shared her excitement in announcing the project with the residents, “Since our jeepney drivers are directly affected by the continuing community quarantine, this LalaJeep program is a welcome initiative which will provide alternative livelihood for them. We are grateful to Lalamove for piloting this program in Quezon City.”
According to Dannah Majarocon, the Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines, “This project is aligned with Lalamove’s goal to empower communities and uplift the livelihood of those who are heavily affected by the pandemic. This will allow our services better to suit every business owner and day-to-day user’s delivery needs. This project is a testament that with governmental support, we can deliver possibilities faster.”
The Quezon City government facilitated the group training sessions for their jeepney driver constituents, helping them to easily onboard to the delivery app. During the preparation of the launch, around 200 jeepney drivers signed up to be part of the LalaJeep fleet.
With an alternative source of income, both Lalamove and the Quezon City local government hopes that the LalaJeep project will alleviate the adversity caused by the pandemic and the community quarantine.