DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reminds the public that as the Modified General Community Quarantine in Cordillera continues, all must stay vigilant and prioritize health and safety measures needed to protect themselves, their families and the communtiy from the COVID virus. CCD/PIA CAR)

Mr. Iori Kato from UNFPA and hospital staff of Santa Ana Hospital poses in front of triage tent for patients with COVID-19 symptoms donated by UNFPA supported by the Government of Australia to help the hospital with infection prevention and control.

Regional Development and Security. DA Secretary William Dar, in his capacity as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, presided a joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club. Dar was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the main table as the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

UNFPA representative meets with the Chief of OB GYNE and Head of WCPU from Batangas Medical Center where UNFPA provided emergency maternity tent facility, WCPU tent and COVID-19 triaging tent to make their services more accessible to mothers, women, young people and COVID-19 patients.

CORDS for CAR and DA Secretary William Dar with officials of the Cordillera Regional Development Council join the toast of rice wine as part of the

Agriculture Secretary William Dar stresses Cordillera's strong potential for regional progress and advancement as strong partner for economic development and nation building. (CCD/PIA CAR)

QC LGU partners with Grab to provide livelihood opportunities for displaced workers

CALOOCAN CITY, July 6 (PIA) --The Quezon City local government partners with Grab Philippines to provide livelihood opportunities for displaced workers, tricycle drivers, and small businesses.


Quezon City Government and Grab officials forge partnership to provide livelihood to QC residents who lost their jobs due to the community quarantine imposed by the government because of COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: QC LGU)

The collaboration with Grab, one of the leading digital platforms for their GrabBayanihan program which was created during the early part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis to assist residents who were affected by the nationwide community quarantine.

“As we transition to the new normal, one of our priorities is to address the needs of our residents whose sources of income were badly affected. Through GrabBayanihan, we will be able to provide jobs for our residents and in return, they can continue to provide for their families,” QC Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

Belmonte said the partnership is part of their recovery plan to support micro and small entrepreneurs and come up with livelihood opportunities.

“With responsible use of technology as well as our enduring partnership with the Quezon City Government, we hope to continue helping our kababayans in Quezon City who have been greatly affected by the pandemic, get back on their feet through the many livelihood opportunities available on our Grab platform”, Grab Philippines President Brian Cu said.

“We are thankful for the trust and confidence that the city government has placed on us, as its partner in helping this great city through its residents, recover from the pandemic and navigate the new normal,” Cu added.

Small Business and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office (SBCDPO) Head Mona Yap explained that 500 displaced workers and tricycle drivers will be trained and onboarded as GrabFood and GrabExpress delivery-partners while 500 small businesses will be provided with market access through the Grab app.

“Aside from displaced workers, it is important also to expose small businesses to a wider market through online applications such as Grab. As they start their businesses or continue their operations after three months of hiatus, they will need a platform in order to launch and introduce their products,” Yap said.

QC residents who are at least 21-50 years of age can be part of Grab’s Food or Express Delivery fleet. They should know how to operate a smartphone, and owns and operates a tricycle, motorcycle, or a bicycle.

Meanwhile, QC registered small businesses should also have business permits and other requirements in order to qualify for the program.

Interested parties are highly encouraged to prepare their documents and to visit their Public Employment Service Office (PESO) for an initial assessment. (QC PAISD/PIA-NCR)

By Susan G. De Leon




Mt. Province


  • Soldiers turn idle lands into vegetable gardens

    ASIPULO, Ifugao, Aug. 7 (PIA) - - Soldiers assigned in the province have started turning idle lands productive, environment friendly and as source of vegetables for the troopers.

  • DTI-Ifugao launches 'Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay' program

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, July 24 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched   the  "Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay" (NSB) in the province to help propel economic growth in the grassroots.

  • Lagawe town on temporary lockdown for 2 days

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 20 (PIA) - - Mayor Martin Habawel, Jr  placed  this morning the whole municipality under temporary lockdown  for two days to facilitate contract tracing, testing and disinfection after three new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded today.

  • Ifugao LSP recipients commit for economic progress

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 17 (PIA) - - Beneficiaries of the Livelihood Seeding Program (LSP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) committed to use the assistance to grow not only for their enterprises or organizations but for the whole community to  achieve economic progress. 

  • DA,Philmech award machineries to 6 Ifugao farmers groups

    LAMUT, Ifugao, July 10 (PIA) - - Six farmers organizations in the province recently received agricultural machineries from the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) mechanization program to improve their farming systems and be competitive.





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