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Grab Helps Thousands of Street Workers and Delivery Riders Cool Down on Labor Day!

In honor of Labor Day, Grab Philippines took proactive steps to provide relief to thousands of street workers and skilled professionals through its Grab Palamig Spots.

Given the cautionary heat indices averaging between 39°C to 40°C in Metro Manila, Davao, and Cebu, Grab strategically stationed Palamig Spots in high-traffic and accessible locations across these regions, including Quezon City Memorial Circle, Agdao Public Market, and SM City Cebu Terminal. These spots served as cool and convenient rest stops for street sweepers, traffic enforcers, delivery riders, and others who endure long hours under the scorching sun.

To ensure maximum comfort, the Grab Palamig Spots maintained soothing temperatures as low as 16°C in their mini-lounge areas. In a refreshing departure from the typical association of cooling with the color blue, Grab offered green summer coolers, including flavorful avocado and buko pandan ice creams, as well as crowd-favorite sodas and sweet tea drinks, to its Palamig guests.

Collaborating with local government units of Quezon City, Davao City, and Cebu City, Grab extended invitations to hard-working street workers to visit and take a refreshing break at the Grab Palamig Spots. Special push notifications and GrabMap Pins were activated to guide Grab’s own delivery partners to the exact locations of these rest stops, encouraging them to recharge during their shifts.

The Grab Palamig Spots, part of Grab’s No Sweat Summer campaign, embody the superapp’s commitment to enabling all Filipinos to navigate the hot season conveniently and hassle-free, with much-needed breaks and moments of respite in between.

Recognizing the impact of intense summer heat on workers, Grab’s delivery partners volunteered to assist in distributing coolers to guests at the Grab Palamig Spots. The Grab Ugnayan Advocates, a network of delivery riders focused on community outreach, actively engaged with street workers to ensure they could enjoy a cooling break.

Big Daddy, an Ugnayan Advocate, shared his empathy for the country’s street workers, highlighting the significance of providing relief amidst challenging conditions. Prior to volunteering at the Grab Palamig Spots, the Ugnayan Advocates had been conducting outreach activities, distributing free refreshments to delivery riders across various pit stops, regardless of platform affiliation.

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