Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with online food delivery platform foodpanda to launch the “PandaToda” project. This project aims to recruit and train approximately 500 tricycle drivers from Manila City to become a foodpanda partner rider for two months.
“This project gives hope to Manilenos by providing them with livelihood, and at the same time, encourages Manilenos to stay at home because their food gets delivered to them.” Domagoso said during the MoA signing.
Daniel Marogy, Foodpanda’s managing director for the Philippines, said that the drivers is set to receive training from the company starting this week, and will be provided with pink uniforms and thermo bags.
Manila Public Employment Service Office Director Fernan Bermejo, however, said that tricycle drivers who wish to join the project but do not have a spare motorcycle could disassemble their tricycle “in compliance with the IATF-[EID] (Interagency Taskforce on Emerging Infectious Diseases) guidelines.”