Grab hiring female, LGBTQ drivers

Ride-hailing company Grab is encouraging women and members of the LGBTQ community to take the driver’s seat and apply as “entrepreneur-drivers.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 24th, 2023

‘Don’t get mad, get even’

A Grab Car driver shared his opinion that some of the most corrupt enforcers in Metro Manila are from the City of Manila as often shared by other Grab drivers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2023

‘We are more than enough’: KaladKaren dedicates historic win to LGBTQ+ community

Comedian, television host and actress KaladKaren, whose real name is Jervi Li, was declared the winner in the Best Supporting Actress category of the first Summer Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) during the Gabi ng Parangal, held on 11 April at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. She bested co-nominees Ana Abad Santos of Love You Long Time and Maris Racal of Here Comes the Groom. She made history by becoming the first transgender person to win an acting award at the MMFF for her role in Here Comes the Groom, which won Third Best Picture. She is the second trans person to win an acting award in Philippine cinema. “Alam niyo po, itong parangal na ito ay hindi lamang recognition ng aking trabaho kundi pati na rin po ng aking pagkatao (You know, this award is not just a recognition of my work but also of my identity) When I entered show business, I never thought na makakakuha po ako ng award kasi (that I would receive an award because) as transgender woman, I thought I will never be enough,” she said in her emotional acceptance speech. KaladKaren continued: “Kaya napakahalaga po nitong award na ito para sa akin (That’s why this award is very important to me), and I want to share this to all transgender people, drag artists, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, whose lives and existence are being threatened in the world right now, para sa inyong lahat po ‘to (this is for all of you). And I want to remind all of you that we are more than enough.” The actress expressed her gratitude to the Summer MMFF board of jurors, which was headed by Golden Globe- and BAFTA-nominated actress Dolly de Leon, and included filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes, saying that “it only goes to show that there is diversity, inclusion, and equity in Philippine cinema.” She also thanked the film’s writer and director Chris Martinez and Quantum Films producer Joji Alonso for “this chance and thank you for hiring a transgender actress to play a transgender character. Thank you for being truthful.” [caption id="attachment_119814" align="aligncenter" width="525"] KaladKaren wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Here Comes the Groom’ at the first summer MMFF Awards.[/caption] In Philippine showbusiness, LGBTQ+ characters are often played by straight actors. This practice has taken away opportunities from LGBTQ+ actors, who have been relegated to sidekick roles and providing comedic reliefs. KaladKaren also thanked her co-actors including Iyah Mina, the first trans person to win an acting award, when she won Best Actress at the 2018 Cinema One Originals Film Festival for her work in Mamu; And a Mother Too. Mina was nominated at the Gawad Urian in the Best Actress category in 2019. “Thank you rin po sa mga role models ko sa (to my role models in the) industry — Ma’am Karen Davila, if not because of your support I don’t think KaladKaren would fly,” she further said. “And to Meme Vice Ganda, thank you for opening so many doors for us so we can enter. You’re one of the reasons why I’m here tonight.” KaladKaren also acknowledged her fiancé, British seafarer Luke Wrightson: “And to the love of my life, Luke, kung nasaan ka man (wherever you are), for 11 years, you have showed me and you have made me feel that I am more than enough. I love you from the bottom of my heart. He’s my husband-to-be. Ang suwerte niya, noh? (He’s so lucky, right?)” The last part of her speech addressed the children and the youth: “Lahat ng mga batang nangangarap, sa mga LGBTQIA+ na kids, mga batang beki, ‘wag kayong matakot maging kayo at ‘wag kayong matakot mangarap because one day, hindi niyo alam, kayo rin ang nandirito. At sana ‘wag po nating kalimutan ang mensahe ng aming pelikula: Hindi po ang itsura at kasarian ang mahalaga kundi ang inyong puso at kaluluwa (To the kids who are dreaming, to the LGBTQIA+ kids, do not be afraid to be yourselves and to dream because one day, who knows, you would also be the one standing here. And I hope we also remember the message of our film: What’s important is not your appearance or your gender, but your heart and soul).” The LGBTQ+ community also celebrated KaladKaren’s win. Trans activist Mela Franco Habijan wrote on her social media accounts: “Our dearest KaladKaren winning Best Supporting Actress is a beautiful exclamation point for the trans community! It is a huge win for the LGBTQIA+ community! You are power, mars! Congratulations and we are proud of you!” Trans filmmaker Rod Singh, the director of Mamu; And a Mother Too, expressed delight when KaladKaren was nominated, writing on Twitter (@iamrodafrog), “This is a feat! Regardless if Jervi wins or not, this is already a win for the community! A step to the right direction. Magiging precedent din ito (This will be a precendent) for future MMFF! Which means we also have to stand our ground.” The University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication also congratulated KaladKaren on its official Facebook page. The actress studied at the university and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Communication in 2009. KaladKaren rose to prominence by impersonating broadcast journalist Karen Davila Her screen name is a portmanteau of Karen and the Filipino word “kaladkarin,” meaning “easy to get tagged along,” which can imply being “loose.” She has hosted several television shows such as Umagang Kay Ganda, I Can See Your Voice and The Voice of the Philippines. Last year, she was a regular judge in the first season of Drag Race Philippines. KaladKaren played Wilhemina in Here Comes the Groom, the sequel of the 2010 film Here Comes the Bride, with a plot of souls being “swapped” in an accident during a solar eclipse. It stars Enchong Dee, Racal, Best Supporting Actor winner Keempee de Leon, Awra Briguela, Gladys Reyes, Miles Ocampo, and Xilhouete. The Summer MMFF ran from 8 to 18 April. The post ‘We are more than enough’: KaladKaren dedicates historic win to LGBTQ+ community appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 16th, 2023

New Grab drivers get up to P10,000 bonus

Grab Philippines is extending as much as P10,000 in signing bonus to drivers who would join the app when the government opens more than 4,000 slots for transport network vehicle service next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2023

LTFRB urged to probe Grab’s commission rate

Transport network company Grab has found itself at loggerheads with some of its drivers due to an alleged increase in commission rate taken from the earnings of its partners......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2022

Grab drivers in Cebu stage protest on ‘pay cuts’, app company responds

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 50 food and package delivery drivers for hailing and ordering app Grab staged a protest in Fuente Osmeña Circle, Cebu City on Thursday, November 10 over new company rules that negatively affect their earnings. The drivers, who belong to the United Delivery Riders of Cebu group, called out the […] The post Grab drivers in Cebu stage protest on ‘pay cuts’, app company responds appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2022


THE Valenzuela City government has partnered with a ride-hailing and delivery service provider to inoculate over 1,200 city-registered Grab drivers and delivery partners. “We have launched the ‘Grab Day’ as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to have the industry workers and economic frontliners vaccinated against Covid-19,” Mayor Rex Gatchalian said. Mayor Gatchalian and Grab […] The post VALENZUELA LAUNCHES GRAB DAY: 1.2 GRAB DRIVERS, DELIVERY PARTNERS JABBED appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

Senate urged to look into labor conditions of delivery riders, freelance workers

Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the upper chamber to probe reports of unfair working conditions suffered by delivery riders, motorcycle taxi riders, Grab car drivers and others working as freelancers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

BOI offers stronger tax perks

For manufacturer Manufacturers in the Philippines are allowed to carry over any operating loss from financial year 2020-2021 as tax deduction from gross income over the next five taxable years, according to the Board of Investments (BOI). BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo said this has been  allowed under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2, which provides P165 billion in economic stimulus package. “A range of new financial measures and incentives are now available to manufacturers in the Philippines, thanks to new legislation recently signed into law,” said Rodolfo, who is also Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for industry promotions group. The ‘Bayanihan 2 Act’ is aimed at helping the Philippines recover from the economic impact of Covid-19. It was signed into law by President Duterte in September. Elsewhere, he said, many qualified manufacturers will be exempt from business taxes, import duties, and other fees on a range of products.  This includes the production of medical equipment and Covid-19 related items such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as the raw materials relevant to the manufacturing of these items.  The same relief measures will also apply to the production of equipment for waste management, including waste segregation, storage, collection, sorting, treatment and disposal services.  The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) is urging manufacturers and other large businesses to take advantage of these provisions. For more details on doing so, businesses can book an appointment with BOI via their Facebook page and speak to a dedicated specialist. Information is also available on BOI’s Covid-19 resource hub for businesses.  “We know that Covid-19 is still having a significant impact on the operations of manufacturers across the Philippines, and we at BOI are doing all we can to help them,” said Rodolfo as he urged   businesses to visit BOI resource hub website and book an appointment with BOI via its Facebook page.  “Our dedicated specialists can help businesses understand more about how they can take advantage of the incentives and support in the Bayanihan 2 Act”  The Bayanihan 2 stimulus package consists of P140 billion of regular appropriations and an additional standby fund of P25.5 billion. Under the law, P3 billion will be allotted for the procurement of personal protective equipment, face masks, and face shields; P4.5 billion for the construction of temporary medical isolation and quarantine facilities and the expansion of government hospital capacity; and P13.5 billion for emergency employment and compensation of health workers. A total of P4.5 billion will be used to finance isolation facilities, hotel accommodation, food, and transportation of Covid-19 patients; and PHP5 billion for the hiring of contact tracers. Other allocations include P13 billion for the cash-for-work program; P9.5 billion for assistance to public utility drivers and other programs of the transportation department; P6 billion for “individuals in crisis” and other programs of the social welfare department; P4 billion for the tourism industry; and P4 billion for the education department’s implementation of digital learning. Bayanihan 2 is the second installment of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1), which gave Duterte emergency powers to address the Covid-19 crisis in the country. The Bayanihan 1 law, signed by the president on March 25, already expired on June 25, 2020......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Female Grab driver arrested, assaulted by cop

A female Grab driver decried the alleged harassment by an off-duty police official in Taguig City on Tuesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Makati hiring jeepney drivers for mobile learning hubs

The Makati government will hire jobless jeepney drivers for the city’s mobile learning hub project during the school opening in October, Mayor Abby Binay announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Expanded COVID-19 testing program for cab drivers launched

CALOOCAN CITY, July 31 (PIA) -- The National Task Force on COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19), in partnership with Grab Philippines and the Quezon City local government unit launched on Thursday, a mega swabb.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

Drug stings net P2M worth of meth

Three separate drug buy-bust operations in Metro Manila on Thursday led to the seizure of more than P2 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and the arrest of five suspected drug pushers, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Friday. In Taguig City, two Grab drivers and an accomplice were caught in the act […] The post Drug stings net P2M worth of meth appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Manila to hire 2,000 drivers for food delivery

The Manila city government yesterday entered into an agreement with Grab Philippines to provide jobs to tricycle and motorcycle drivers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Palace: Hiring jeepney drivers as contact tracers an option

Roque said the government is also considering the complete reconfiguration of the jeepney to make it compliant with minimum health standards......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

LTO Opens One-Stop-Shop in Bantayan

The Land Transportation Office 7 (LTO 7) opened a one-stop LTO shop in Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island to cater to drivers in the northernmost part of Cebu on May 24, 2023. LTO 7 has already opened a satellite office in Sta. Fe in the Island of Bantayan, however, they still need to go to […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

Egypt unveils ancient mummification workshops and tombs

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed two human and animal embalming workshops, as well as two tombs, discovered in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, the government said on Saturday. The vast burial site, at the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to more than a dozen pyramids, animal graves, and old Coptic Christian monasteries. Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the embalming workshops, where humans and animals were mummified, "date back to the 30th dynasty" which reigned around 2,400 years ago. Researchers "found several rooms equipped with stony beds where the deceased lay down for mummification", Egypt's tourism and antiquities ministry said. Each bed ended in gutters to facilitate the mummification process, with a collection of clay pots nearby to hold entrails and organs, as well as a collection of instruments and ritual vessels. Early studies of the other workshop suggest it was used for the "mummification of sacred animals". The discovery also includes the tombs of two priests dating back to the 24th and 14th centuries BC, respectively. The first belonged to Ne Hesut Ba, who served the fifth dynasty as the head of scribes and priest of the gods Horus and Maat. The tomb walls are decorated with depictions of "daily life, agriculture, and hunting scenes", said Mohamed Youssef, director of the Saqqara archaeological site. The second tomb, that of a priest named Men Kheber, was carved in rock and features depictions of the deceased himself on the tomb walls, as well as in a one-meter-long (three-foot) alabaster statue, Youssef told reporters. Egypt has unveiled a string of major archaeological discoveries in recent years. Critics say the flurry of excavations has prioritized finds shown to grab media attention over hard academic research. The discoveries have been a key component of Egypt's attempts to revive its vital tourism industry amid a severe economic crisis. The government recently launched a strategy "aiming for a rapid increase in inbound tourism" at a rate of 25-30 percent a year, Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Issa said at the site on Saturday. Egypt aims to draw in 30 million tourists a year by 2028, up from 13 million before the Covid pandemic. The crowning jewel of the government's strategy is the long-delayed inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum at the foot of the pyramids in Giza. The post Egypt unveils ancient mummification workshops and tombs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 50 min. ago

Sofia Salomon angling to become first trans Miss Venezuela

Sofia Salomon is the picture of concentration as she poses in bathing suits and evening wear for a photo shoot in preparation for what could be a historic campaign. The 25-year-old model is hoping to become the first-ever transgender woman to vie for the Miss Venezuela crown. "All eyes are on Miss Venezuela," she told AFP. "Me being there would be making history." Venezuela is one of the top producers of "Miss" pageant winners: It holds seven Miss Universe titles and six for Miss World. Beauty competitions are a way of life in the crisis-stricken South American country, with a guaranteed TV viewership of millions for the national pageant. "Like football is very important in other countries, here it is very important to be a beauty queen," Salomon said between poses. "When a girl is growing up, if she is tall, skinny, everyone tells her that she should go to Miss Venezuela. So it is something we grow up with, it is a culture, it is a feeling." Online entries for this year's Miss Venezuela pageant close next Wednesday, after which a panel will interview a shortlist and select 24 finalists. Organizers did not respond to AFP's queries about whether or not there would be any limitations on Salomon's participation in a deeply conservative and often homophobic society. Watch the video here: Support and love Salomon's campaign has drawn much attention on social media -- both messages of support and homophobic abuse. But she takes it all in stride. "Ever since I can remember, I have always had the support of my dad, my mom, and all my family," she told AFP. "I had an excellent childhood full of respect, of love, and so everything becomes easier because you can show society who you really are." Salomon took part last year in the Miss International Queen pageant in Thailand, the biggest for trans women, and made it into the top six. "There were many messages on social networks" from people who wanted me to "participate in another contest," she recounted. "Now that Miss Universe and Miss World accept transgender girls, this opportunity has opened for me to participate in Miss Venezuela." Angela Ponce broke barriers when in 2018, as Miss Spain, she became the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe. 'Hell for many' For Salomon, it is not only about personal glory but also giving "visibility" to people like her in a conservative society. She models in Spain and Mexico and has her own clothing brand. But not everyone is so lucky. "Being trans in Venezuela is hell for many people," said Richelle Briceno, a trans woman and activist. "It is to be excluded and it is to be excluded from equal opportunities." Salomon's high profile holds a positive message for Venezuelan society, added Briceno, that "trans people survive here and we impose ourselves in the good sense of the word." Argentina led the pack in Latin America by recognizing official gender changes in 2012, followed by Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru among others. Venezuela has no legislation in this area, allowing people only to change their names and even this is difficult, according to LGBTQ activists. Salomon has both Venezuelan and Colombian nationalities. In Colombia, unlike her country of birth, she is recognized as a woman. Venezuela also does not allow same-sex couples to marry or adopt children. "Whatever happens, I will remain a successful woman," Salomon told AFP. The post Sofia Salomon angling to become first trans Miss Venezuela appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 50 min. ago

TODA workers in Pampanga receive support from Bong Go

The Office of Senator Bong Go, in coordination with the Office of Representative Anna York Bondoc and the Department of Social Welfare and Development, extended assistance to Tricycle Operators and Drivers' Association drivers in San Luis, Pampanga on Thursday, 25 May. Held at Dr. Emigdio Bondoc Convention Center, Go’s team gave away masks, snacks, and vitamins to 1,200 tricycle drivers. They also gave away shirts, a bicycle, a mobile phone, shoes, and balls for basketball to select beneficiaries. In his video message, Go, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, encouraged Kapampangans who are in need of medical assistance to reach out to the Malasakit Centers located at Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital and Overseas Filipino Workers Hospital and Diagnostic Center, both in San Fernando City; and at Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center in Angeles City. The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop that streamlines the provision of medical assistance by bringing the relevant government agencies under one roof, namely, the DSWD, the Department of Health, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. “Hindi niyo na kailangan pumila o umikot pa sa iba’t ibang opisina para humingi ng tulong pampagamot dahil nasa loob na sila ng iisang kwarto. Lapitan niyo lang ang Malasakit Center at wala itong pinipili. Karapatan niyo bilang mga Pilipino ang maka-avail ng serbisyo nito,” said Go, who primarily authored and sponsored the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019. “Isa yan sa ipinaglaban ko nung umupo ako sa Senado. Bakit ba natin pinapahirapan ang mga Pilipino kung pera naman nila yan? Kaya itinulak ko talaga ang Malasakit Centers Act… para po ‘yan sa minamahal kong Pilipino lalo na ang mga mahihirap at walang ibang matakbuhan kundi ang gobyerno,” he underscored. As Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, Go also supported the funding for new equipment for hospitals in San Fernando City and the towns of Arayat, Bacolor, Floridablanca, Guagua, Lubao, Mabalacat, Porac, and San Luis; and the construction of multipurpose buildings in Arayat, Floridablanca, Santa Monica, Magalang and Masantol, among others. He was also instrumental in the construction of slope protection along Sapangbato River in Barangay Margot in Angeles City. “Nakikiusap po ako sa inyo na suportahan niyo lang po ang gobyerno at ako naman po ay patuloy na tutulong sa inyo sa abot ng aking makakaya. Lagi po tayong magtulungan at magmalasakit para sabay sabay po tayong makaahon mula sa krisis na ito,” Go ended. Last 26 January, Go was honored by the provincial government of Pampanga for advancing the province's well-being and interests through its Resolution No. 7643-A. On that same day, former president Rodrigo Duterte was declared the province's "adopted son" by virtue of Resolution No. 7643, in recognition of his significant contributions to Pampanga's growth and prosperity during his presidency from 2016 to 2022. The senator’s team likewise assisted disadvantaged residents in Angeles City last 19 May.   The post TODA workers in Pampanga receive support from Bong Go appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Ageing maestros and strong women at epic Cannes film fest

This year's Cannes Film Festival has been an epic mix of ground-breaking women's perspectives and nostalgic homages to icons of the 20th century. As it heads into awards night on Saturday, the 76th edition of the French Riviera festival has been a feast for film-lovers. Here are some of the highlights. Old masters At times, Cannes felt like a sort of dream retirement home populated by ageing male film icons. Harrison Ford, 80, showed he still had stamina in "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny", and got weepy when given an honorary Palme d'Or. Martin Scorsese, 80, and Robert De Niro, 79, brought their new film, "Killers of the Flower Moon". European auteurs Ken Loach, 86, Marco Bellocchio, 83, Wim Wenders, 77, and Victor Erice, 82, all premiered new films -- Erice with his first in 40 years. It was notable that many of the starriest attendees made their names in the 1980s and 1990s: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Jude Law. "Over the last 10 years, we've done a really sh--ty job of creating a new generation of movie stars," one Hollywood agent moaned to Variety. Female gaze Michael Douglas, 78, who also got an honorary Palme d'Or, regaled the festival with memories of showing erotic thriller "Basic Instinct" here in 1992. "Watching those sex scenes on the biggest screen I'd ever seen... we had a very quiet dinner afterwards," he quipped. But it underlined how things have changed, with many films this year presenting more of a woman's perspective. "The entire range of human behavior should be accessible to women," said Portman, whose new film "May December" is a campy but complex look at a loving mother with a buried past as a sex offender. While Jude Law grabbed headlines as a tyrannical King Henry VIII in "Firebrand", the film's spotlight was really on Alicia Vikander as Catherine Parr, trying to escape the fate of the king's previous wives. Among many other examples were "Four Daughters" about a mother's role in the radicalisation of her children, and "How to Have Sex", a nuanced look at assault and consent among boozed-up Brits abroad. Hueller's double It was a strong competition this year and Germany's Sandra Hueller starred in two of the most stand-out films. In "The Zone of Interest" from British director Jonathan Glazer, she chillingly played the wife of a Nazi camp commandant, proud to be known as "the queen of Auschwitz". The unique film never shows the horrors of the camp, leaving them to be implied by background noises and small visual details. She also starred in "Anatomy of a Fall", another women-focused film, lauded by critics, about a wife accused of her husband's murder. Long films Audience patience was tested repeatedly, with Oscar-winner Steve McQueen presenting "Occupied City", a four-hour documentary about Amsterdam. Scorsese's Native American epic was widely praised though everyone felt the 210-minute runtime was a bit much. Ditto "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny", which stretched the action out for more than two-and-a-half hours. A documentary about Chinese workers, "Youth (Spring)" also clocked in at 210 minutes, and director Wang Bing warned he plans two more chapters that will make it over nine hours. Fashion Helen Mirren got the ball rolling in style with a blue updo on opening night -- but the red carpet was often more understated after that. The on trend "naked look" was adopted by models Julia Fox and Irina Shayk. Otherwise, vintage scored the biggest hits: Portman in a recreation of Christian Dior's famous 1949 Junon dress, and Lily-Rose Depp in a classic black sequin number from the Chanel archives. The post Ageing maestros and strong women at epic Cannes film fest appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 26th, 2023

Asenso scheme covers riders

“The Pag-IBIG Fund has signed partnerships with the country’s top transport network and app-based courier companies in efforts to bring its membership to delivery riders on 25 May, Thursday. The agency also launched its “Pag-IBIG Asenso Rider Raffle Promo” to encourage Pag-IBIG Fund membership among the estimated 420,000 delivery riders in the country today. “We are very happy to welcome delivery riders as part of Pag-IBIG Fund’s growing membership, a Pag-IBIG official said. By being Pag-IBIG members, they may be able to avail of affordable home financing under the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Housing or 4PH Program of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., which aims to make available six million housing units to underserved Filipino families by 2028.   Part of mass housing push “These are among our many efforts to solve the country’s housing backlog and enable more Filipinos and their families to secure homes of their own,” said Secretary Jose Rizalino L. Acuzar, who leads the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development and the 11-member Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees. Pag-IBIG Fund inked agreements with transport network and app-based courier companies Angkas, Food Panda, Grab, Lalamove and Pick A Roo.   Better access to benefits With the agreements, the delivery riders of the said companies shall have better access to the Pag-IBIG Fund benefits that include its Regular and MP2 Savings programs which provide competitive returns, and its affordable home loan programs to enable them to purchase homes of their own.   These are among our many efforts to solve the country’s housing backlog and enable more Filipinos and their families to secure homes of their own.   Meanwhile, Pag-IBIG Fund chief executive officer Marilene C. Acosta expressed optimism that Pag-IBIG Fund’s membership shall continue to grow, especially with the agency’s special raffle promo for delivery riders. “There are now 15.25 million Filipino workers who are active Pag-IBIG members, which is the highest since the pandemic. And, with the Pag-IBIG Asenso Rider Raffle Promo, we hope to encourage more delivery riders to become members so that we can provide even more Filipino workers a secure savings program and affordable home financing. We believe that our delivery riders, whose service and perseverance have been vital in our daily lives, particularly during the pandemic, deserve the best that Pag-IBIG Fund can offer,” Acosta added. The post Asenso scheme covers riders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2023