Lalamove partners with PDEA to keep service drug-free

Published November 28, 2020, 5:30 AM

by James A. Loyola

Logistics firm Lalamove and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to strengthen their coordination against the proliferation of drugs in the country.

In a statement, Lalamove said the partnership aims to avoid instances where the delivery platform can be misused by drug users or sellers. PDEA will be providing highly-needed training and support to Lalamove to keep its operations drug-free. 

“We in Lalamove have zero tolerance for illegal drugs and we believe in the government’s goal to quell the drug problem in our country,” shares Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines.

She added that, “We value the safety and security of our partner drivers and users, that is why we are grateful for the support of PDEA in keeping our operations drug-free.”

“The signing of the agreement should pave the way for other delivery service courier companies to be diligent and provide enough safeguards to prevent further transport of illegal drugs using online platforms,” PDEA Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva said.

The firm said that, “With the digitalization of logistics, many took the opportunity to grow their business and gain employment while some try to exploit the given convenience for illegal activity.”

It added that, “Hopefully, with this partnership, users of Lalamove can rest easy knowing their deliveries are safe and drug-free.” Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfil same-day deliveries. Its mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system.