Grab PH launches “Daan ng Natigil” program
With the support of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and key government agencies, Grab Philippines is donating 30 new bikes to beneficiary riders to begin their journey as cyclist-partners on the platform. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
GRAB Philippines, in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and the Land Transportation Bureau (LTO), launched the pilot project of “Daan ng Natigil”, an economic empowerment program for out-of-school Filipino youth. Through this program, Grab Philippines has given them access to meaningful livelihood opportunities, upskilling initiatives, and perks and benefits, giving them a greater chance of achieving their long-term goals and aspirations.
Thirty out-of-school youth beneficiaries from the Philippine Commission for the Urban Poor each received a brand new bicycle from Grab Philippines and were then immediately onboarded and trained as Grab delivery partners.
With support from key government agencies such as DoLE, Tesda, and LTO, Grab has leveraged its technology and network to support recipients’ long-term success by helping them get the most out of their earnings while supporting them. providing support and skills development. Grab worked with Tesda on development programs that included training and non-training certifications that improved recipients’ competitiveness in today’s digital economy. Meanwhile, the LTO has provided an express lane for Professional Driving License processing at its extension office in Cainta, Rizal.
Attending the event were DoLE Deputy Secretary Dominique Rubia-Tutay of the Workers’ Welfare and Welfare Group and the head of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor of the RPMD, Elsie Aradanas. There was also a special video message from Senate Majority Leader Joel “Tesdaman” Villanueva, who expressed his encouragement and support for the recipients of the program.
Rubia-Tutay congratulated Grab on launching the program, highlighting how the company has helped the Philippine government.