Lalamove, in partnership with the Quezon City local government, launches a one-of-a-kind vehicle to cater to the delivery needs of the QC residents, the LalaJeep. The project’s goal is to help jeepney drivers who were displaced from work due to the community quarantine. This will also provide more affordable options for business owners who are heavily reliant on the delivery app as they move essential goods and shift their business online and delivery-enabled to adapt to the new norm.
From June 15 until August 15, customers will see LalaJeep as a new delivery type on the Lalamove app. It falls in between the motorcycle and the 300kg delivery services, ensuring that it will be affordable for anyone to avail. During the project, LalaJeep will only be available in Quezon City.
City Mayor Joy Belmonte shared her excitement in announcing this new project with the residents of Quezon City. “Since our jeepney drivers are directly affected by the continuing community quarantine, this LalaJeep program is a welcome initiative which will provide alternative livelihood for them. We are grateful to Lalamove for piloting this program in Quezon City.”
Dannah Majarocon, the Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines said that “This project is aligned with Lalamove’s goal to empower communities and uplift the livelihood of those who are heavily affected by the pandemic. This will allow our services better to suit every business owner and day-to-day user’s delivery needs. This project is a testament that with governmental support, we can deliver possibilities faster.”
The Quezon City government facilitated the group training sessions for their jeepney driver constituents, helping them to easily onboard to the delivery app. During the preparation of the launch, around 200 jeepney drivers signed up to be part of the LalaJeep fleet. With an alternative source of income, both Lalamove and the Quezon City local government hopes that the LalaJeep project will alleviate the adversity caused by the pandemic and the community quarantine.