COVID-19 pandemic indeed heavily affected a lot of sectors in our society as the quarantine posted a lot of restrictions. Even during GCQ, the government is still not allowing buses and jeepney to operate. A lot of the drivers became jobless which means hunger and poverty for their families. The good thing is, Lalamove is collaborating with the local of Quezon City to launch LalaJeep.
Lalajeepney for delivering needs of QC residents
The Lala Jeep is allegedly a one-of-a-kind vehicle for delivering the needs of those residing in Quezon City. The aim of this partnership is to aid jeepney drivers who lost their source of income due to the community quarantine. Aside from this, small entrepreneurs will benefit as they are going to have more affordable options. They are heavily relying on the delivery app as they shift their business online to adapt to the new norm.
City Mayor Joy Belmonte was excited about sharing the latest project with QC residents. She said, “Since our jeepney drivers are directly affected by the continuing community quarantine, this LalaJeep program is a welcome initiative that will provide alternative livelihood for them. We are grateful to Lalamove for piloting this program in Quezon City.”
Moreover, the Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines Danah Marajocon explained the goal of this project. She added, “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.”
Both of them signed the contract to officially kickstart the Lalajeep project on an e-signing ceremony.
Jeepney drivers for LalaJeep participated in a training
Furthermore, the QC government conducted group training sessions for their jeepney driver constituents. This is to help them fastly onboard to the delivery app. During the preparation of the launch, around 200 jeepney drivers signed up to be part of the LalaJeep fleet. Both Lalamove and the Quezon City local government anticipates that the LalaJeep project will lessen the hardship caused by the pandemic and the community quarantine.
You will see LalaJeep as a new delivery type on your Lalamove app from June 15 to August 15 . Its position is between the motorcycle and the 300kg delivery services that guarantee that it will be affordable for anyone to avail. During the project, LalaJeep will only be available in Quezon City.
Do you want to see more of these LalaJeep outside Quezon City? What do you think about this initiative?