Grab Social Protection Program Launched for the Welfare, Benefit of Drivers

GRAB SOCIAL PROTECTION PROGRAM – The ride-hailing company launched a program for the welfare and benefit of the drivers.

One ride-hailing company, Grab PH, has taken the initiative to boost the benefits for their drivers and delivery partners. It launched the Grab Social Protection Program.

Grab PH Registers Drivers to SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Fund

Grab PH Launches Program for Protection & Extended Assistance for Drivers

GRAB PH – Grab Philippines registered around 1,000 of its drivers to the Social Security System (SSS), Pag-IBIG Fund, and PhilHealth.

In the Philippines, most of the people who are employed in the private sector are members of the Social Security System. More commonly called SSS, it is a social insurance agency that offers a lot of benefits and services like loans for its eligible members in times of calamity and other financial needs.

Many people working in the public and private sectors are also members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), a state-run health insurance institution, and the Pag-IBIG Fund. The former provides medical coverage in terms of hospital emergencies while the latter offers loans such as multi-purpose, calamity, and housing loans to its eligible members.

However, there are still a lot of people who are not members of SSS, Pag-IBIG Fund, and PhilHealth. Recently, Grab PH took the initiative to create a strong social safety net for its drivers. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, it registered around 1,000 of its drivers to the aforementioned state-run institutions.

Grab PH
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According to the report, Grab PH launched the Social Protection Program that registered its drivers to social services such as the SSS, Pag-IBIG Fund, and PhilHealth. It is the first platform in the country to roll-out the said protection for the welfare of its drivers and its delivery partners.

According to Grab Country Head Grace Vera Cruz, they had discussions with SSS, Pag-IBIG Fund, and PhilHealth that took at least a month with regards to the Social Protection Program. They encourage their drivers to register to the program and they have a a Grab Partner Center in Marikina for an easier registration for their drivers and delivery partners.

Reportedly, Grab paid for the first-month contribution of the first 1,000 drivers that registered to the program. Several drivers are thankful to the initiative of the ride-hailing company for their welfare.

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