Typhoon Ulysses and its ensuing floods have made going out even more difficult, which underscores the importance of courier and food delivery services like Grab, Lalamove, and Foodpanda. Not so fast on making that booking, though.
The spokesperson of Grab Philippines confirmed that, “To ensure the safety and welfare of our driver-partners, we have encouraged them to stay at home while we are monitoring the weather condition.”
The ride-hailing company has also put in place a calamity assistance package for its workers in case they require aid. “We hope to serve our customers and merchant-partners as soon as the weather conditions improve.”
Grab PH posted this on their official social media accounts:
Meanwhile, Lalamove has appealed to its patrons to “help us protect our Partner Drivers from the bad weather.” It urged the public to reach out to customer service via the in-app chat for urgent concerns.
Lalafood also temporarily suspended operations and is closely monitoring the situation before letting its delivery riders go out again.
Foodpanda, for its part, listed areas where it may not be able to deliver to:
- Batangas City
- San Pablo
- Metro Manila
- Laguna (San Pedro, Santa Rosa)
- San Jose Del Monte
Typhoon Ulysses has already weakened as of writing, with PAGASA lifting the storm signal in Metro Manila, but left significant damage in its wake.