THE SM Baliwag and Pulilan recently collaborated with their respective municipal governments to launch Wheels-On-the-Go, an alternative livelihood project for jeep and tricycle drivers in the community.
Local jeep and tricycle drivers have the opportunity to become the town’s partner delivery riders, and get service fees for every transaction following standard rate assigned by their respective associations.
The Bulacan Wheels On-the-Go lets customers call designated delivery services hotlines to place an order. Each customer will be given assigned partner delivery rider to purchase orders at chosen stores at SM Baliwag and Pulilan. Orders will be delivered right to your door. Payments are made through cash on delivery.
In Pulilan, Bulacan, the Wheels On-the-Go has around 1,000 authorized riders which cater to all establishments in the town. In the future, 50 percent of Pulilan’s 4,000 drivers are targeted to join the program.
Prior to this, the SM Baliwag together with the municipal government were able to provide alternative income to some 80 tricycle drivers turned delivery riders under the Bulacan 3 Wheels On-the-Go program. Each tricycle driver gets P100 for every delivery service transactions as well as benefits like good and flexible working hours, protective gears, and uniforms.