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Around 7.3 million Filipinos have found themselves jobless since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This number includes Lester Llansang, a former actor who found himself unemployed after his recent stint in the show Ang Probinsyano, and the same goes for a lot of new partner drivers who joined Lalamove after being displaced from their previous job. In its continuous effort to support drivers' livelihood, the delivery app has kept its doors open for aspiring partner drivers.

Lester Llansang recently made waves from his interview with Ogie Diaz as he shared his newfound journey with Lalamove. He extensively shared his day-to-day experiences delivering goods for the platform's clients. “Ini-enjoy ko ngayon ang pagmo-motor at nagde-deliver ako ng pangangailangan ng tao, isa ako ngayong Lalamove rider,” Lester shares with pride.

Alvin Castillo, a former hotel staff, also shared his struggle in dealing with his company's entrenchment and finding a new means of earning. "Dati akong nagtatrabaho sa hotel bilang staff dun, since nagkaroon ng pandemya, kasama ako sa natanggal. Sa awa ng diyos na-process agad ang application ko," Alvin shared. With only the hope of making ends meet, he was surprised that he actually earns more now. "Nakakuha ng panggastos para sa aking pamilya. Nagkaroon rin ako ng savings, nakababayad ng bills at extra income. Hindi katulad sa dati kong trabaho. Ngayon dumodoble na ang kita ko sa lalamove, samahan lang ng sipag at tiyaga," Alvin added.

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Lalamove rider and business owner Arnold Baroquillo

Employees were not the only ones displaced by the pandemic. Arnold Baroquillo owns a business on the verge of collapse and the pandemic made it even harder to bounce back. "Naghanap ako ng ibang pagkakakitaan dahil nagkaproblema ang negosyo namin. Ginamit ko yung sasakyan namin at nakipagsapalaran sa Lalamove. Noong pandemic, dinere-deretso ko na ang pagbiyahe. Para sa pamilya ko, para sa kabuhayan namin, para kumita ako, para sa lahat ng bayarin, salamat sa suporta at pagibibigay ng motivation sakin, sila lang ang dahilan ko para magtrabaho. Kailangan lang talaga maging pasensyoso at masipag sa delivery" Arnold passionately shared.

The challenges COVID-19 brings to millions of Filipinos seem insurmountable. Fortunately, on-demand delivery platforms present new earning opportunities. For aspiring partner drivers seeking their moving journey with Lalamove, they may join through this link https://www.lalamove.com/philippines/manila/fil/drive.

The requirements needed to be a partner driver in Lalamove are as follows:

  • Professional Driver’s License
  • OR/CR of the vehicle
  • Authorization Letter (only if you are borrowing the vehicle)
  • NBI Clearance.

For more information, visit www.lalamove.com.


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