After being displaced from their previous jobs, these partner-drivers share their Lalamove journeys that helped them continue earning a livelihood amidst the global health crisis.
Around 7.3 million Filipinos were found 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 Ang Probinsyano. The same goes for a lot of partner drivers who joined Lalamove. 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 Lalamove journey. 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 shares.
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 shares about his Lalamove journey.
Employees were not the only ones displaced by the pandemic. Arnold Baroquillo owned a business on the verge of collapse and the pandemic made it even harder to bounce back. He began his Lalamove journey and has this to say: “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 success through their own Lalamove journey, 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 Lalamove Philippines’ website: https://www.lalamove.com.