/ 14 August 2022

GRAB Philippines, together with the Department of Labor and Employment, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Land Transportation Office launched the Daan ng Natigil, an economic empowerment program for Filipino out-of-school youth.

Through this program, Grab Philippines provides access to livelihood opportunities, upskilling initiatives as well as perks and benefits to help the youth achieve their life-long goals and aspirations.

Thirty beneficiaries from the Philippine Commission for the Urban Poor each received a brand new bike from Grab Philippines. They will be immediately onboarded and trained as Grab delivery-partners.

Grab partnered with TESDA for upskilling programs that include training and non-training certifications that enhance beneficiaries’ competitiveness, while the LTO has provided an express lane for the processing of professional driver’s license in its extension office in Cainta, Rizal.

DOLE Assistant Secretary Dominique Rubia-Tutay congratulated Grab for launching the program.

“Tayo po ay tuloy-tuloy sa ating recovery process, and this opportunity is really very noble kasi hindi lamang negosyo, pero eventually pati na rin po trabaho at syempre po, yung skills training which is an added element in the recovery process,” she said in her message of support during the launch event.

Grab Philippines has also designed a livelihood booster kit for all Daan ng Natigil beneficiaries Beneficiaries were given discounts on fuel and other merchandise, as well as exclusive promos and bank financing with partner dealerships and stores.

Driver and rider-partners and their dependents can also avail of the GrabCare Package that offers calamity assistance, accident insurance, Emergency Top-Up of GrabPay Wallet, Burial Assistance and Educational Assistance for scholar-dependents.

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva thanked Grab for assisting the government in the delivery of goods and services during the pandemic, and for headlining the Daan ng Natigil program for out-of-school youth.

“Nais po nating pasalamatan ang Grab sa ambag po ninyo sa kabuhayan ng maraming Pilipino, lalo na po sa panahon ng krisis at pandemya kung saan nagpatuloy ang daloy ng goods and services at upang makapag-work from home ang ating mga manggagawa. As Grab Drivers, you braved the roads during the pandemic so that other Filipinos could safely stay at home,” the senator said.

“Education plays a vital role in our labor and economic competitiveness, however, many Filipinos are unable to complete their education due to financial hardships and personal circumstances. Through the years, Grab Philippines has provided countless driver- and delivery-partners access to meaningful livelihood opportunities – allowing them to finish their studies while supporting their families from their earnings on the platform. Daan Ng Natigil is one of the many expressions of our long-standing commitment to making every Filipino’s life better,” Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz said.