Food Panda to hire 200 drivers in Caloocan City

Published July 20, 2020, 6:19 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Two hundred tricycle drivers whose livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis will be given work in Caloocan City after the local government inked a deal with a food delivery service company.

Photo from Caloocan PIO

The local government on Monday (July 20) said the tricycle drivers will be employed as drivers of food delivery service company Food Panda, so they will have “an income while Metro Manila remains under general community quarantine.”

“Isa lamang ito sa ating pamamaraan upang patuloy na masuportahan ang ating mga kababayan na labis na nahihirapan sa gitna ng pandemyang ito (This is only one of the ways we continue to support our constituents who are struggling in the midst of this pandemic],” Mayor Oca Malapitan said as he thanked the company for partnering with the city to help its residents.

Based on the memorandum of agreement between the two parties, the local government will screen the drivers for hiring.

Before being qualified for the program, the applicant must be at least 21 years old, have a tax identification number, own an Android or iOS phone, possess a tricycle operators and drivers association (TODA) or barangay certificate, and most importantly, own a motorcycle and a professional driver’s license. 

Food Panda will provide the uniform and training for those hired. Drivers who work for the company for two months will be given benefits similar to those being given by other contractors.

Those interested to apply may reach out to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at the New City Hall or through their contact number 5336-5704 or 8288-8811, local 2245.