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November 29 Is Appreciation Day for Drivers and Riders, Says Grab

Time to celebrate modern-day heroes.
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Despite restrictions and health risks, delivery riders and drivers move to bring food and essentials to our doorstep during quarantines that call for us to stay inside. A good rating and a quick thanks can go the distance, but on Nov. 29, Grab Philippines is taking the time to honor them for their service.

In an event dubbed Araw ng Tagapaghatid, the delivery and ride-sharing app will launch a series of online events and special offerings dedicated to all drivers and delivery riders nationwide regardless of their platform affiliation.

"Drivers and delivery-riders are our modern-day heroes. They take on enormous risks to provide us with our everyday essentials and safely bring us to our intended destinations. Most importantly, our drivers and delivery-riders have helped businesses and our economy to power through the very difficult phases of our country’s history - be it during the pandemic or when facing natural disasters," said Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz.

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Grab encouraged customers to provide ratings and feedback, give tips, express their gratitude, and use #ArawNgTagapaghatid. Customers can show their appreciation for their delivery riders through the in-app "Order For Your Driver" feature which allows users to order meals for for their riders alonside their own orders.

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Fast-food giants Jollibee and McDonald's will provide meals for all drivers and delivery partners throughout the day via Ka-Grab Pit Stops.

Jollibee will provide a total of 3,000 meals from its staple brands Jollibee, Chowking, and Mang Inasal to Ka-Grab Pit Stops across Metro Manila. A total of 15,000 Happy Plus Cards—the company's exclusive loyalty rewards card—will be given to to all driver- and delivery-partners across Metro Manila.

McDonald's also dedicated 3,000 meals to Ka-Grab Pit Stops in Marikina, Mandaluyong, Pampanga, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.

Lazada will be providing P100 vouchers to partners, Samsung will provide smartphones as prizes to top driver- and delivery-partners, SeaOil, Unioil, Caltex, and Phoenix will provide fuel discounts, and Safeguard will supply Ka-Grab Pit Stops with hand sanitizers, liquid hand soaps, and body wash as giveaways.

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There will also be a grand livestream event where partners stand the chance to win special prizes and enjoy exclusive performances from special guests.

This story originally appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made by Esquiremag.ph editors.

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