Grab Social Protection Program: Grab Philippines, together with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Social Security System (SSS), and Pag Ibig Fund, announced its Social Protection Program, creating a stronger social safety net for Grab drivers and delivery partners in the Philippines. The company spearheads efforts by supporting, educating, and connecting Grab partners to various social welfare services of the government.
Grab is the first platform in the country to proactively roll out a robust, multi-agency social protection program for driver and delivery partner welfare. The program is a result of months-long dialogue and discussion with various government agencies, aspiring to educate and connect its driver partners on the government’s various social welfare services, including but not limited to:
- Affordable social insurance can be used for retirement, death, funeral, sickness, maternity, and work-related contingencies for self-employed SSS members. Availment of salary loans for active and contributing self-employed SSS members and pension loans for retirement pensioners.
- Accessible health services such as assistance with hospital bills, room, and board subsidies, medication, and professional services are exclusively offered to PhilHealth members.
- National savings program and affordable housing financing for qualified Pag-ibig members. Pag-ibig, an acronym for Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya, at Gobyerno, continues to harness the mentioned sectors to worth together towards providing members with adequate housing via an effective savings scheme.
“Platform work has presented various benefits to many industries, and has been a valued source of livelihood for many Filipinos. We have built a community of partners founded on trust, hard work, and a shared mission – to drive the Philippines forward, and we will continue doing right by our partners by creating stronger safety nets that they can rely on. Amidst a very tough economy, our Social Protection Program is a clear expression of our deep and long-standing commitment to the welfare and well being of our partners, and we will continue to scale this program nationwide to help support more partners and their loved ones,” said Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz.
This program was recently piloted in Metro Manila and will be scaled to different Grab cities and communities across the Philippines. Moreover, in addition to its social protection program, Grab also provides its own assistance program exclusive to all active driver partners. The GrabCare Package is designed to offer driver partners additional support, which includes calamity assistance, insurance, emergency top-up, hospital assistance, education assistance, and burial assistance.
About Grab: Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp based on GMV in 2021 in each of food deliveries, mobility, and the e-wallets segment of financial services, according to Euromonitor. Grab operates across the deliveries, mobility, and digital financial services sectors in 480 cities in eight countries in the Southeast Asia region – Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Grab enables millions of people each day to access its driver – and merchant partners to order food or groceries, send packages, hail a ride or taxi, pay for online purchases, or access services such as lending, insurance, wealth management, and telemedicine, all through a single ‘everyday everything’ app. Grab was founded in 2012 with the mission to driver Southeast Asia forward by creating economic empowerment for everyone, and since then, the Grab app has been downloaded onto millions of mobile devices. Grab strives to serve a triple bottom line: to simultaneously deliver financial performance for its shareholders and have a positive social and environmental impact in Southeast Asia (www.grab.com)