MOTORCYCLE ride-hailing firm JoyRide announced on Wednesday that it now offers delivery services.

JoyRide (We Move Things Philippines, Inc.) said this initiative aims to help its bikers and communities amid the government-imposed community quarantine.

The announcement also came after the pilot run for motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro officially ended last Monday.

“The public can use the JoyRide app in Metro Manila and Cebu for urgent delivery needs starting March 25 at 6 a.m.,” the motorcycle taxi firm said in a statement.

It said the allowed dimension of an item is 17 x 15 x 10 inches, weighing 12 kilograms maximum.

“Items that can be delivered are food, drinks, medicine, clothing, groceries, parcels and documents which are insured up to P2,000,” JoyRide added.

Its rival Angkas (DBDOYC, Inc.) has also launched its own delivery service to help its bikers.

Angkas will not take any commission from the said initiative.

The Transportation department has said its technical working group will discuss the fate of the motorcycle taxi pilot run after the month-long quarantine period imposed in the entire Luzon island. — Arjay L. Balinbin