GRAB Philippines said on Monday its GrabFood and GrabExpress services are now available in Dumaguete City.

“Dumaguetenos may now benefit from the safe, convenient, and valuable services that GrabFood and GrabExpress have to offer, while co-creating a positive social impact, and contributing to Dumaguete’s economic recovery,” Grab said in an e-mailed statement.

Grab has partnered with restaurants and establishments there to support their businesses amid the pandemic crisis.

The ride-hailing company also plans to train its delivery partners in Dumaguete and provide them with the necessary tools and livelihood opportunities through the use of technology.

Grab Philippines had partnered with the City of Dumaguete to realize the expansion project.

“With this partnership, we hope to continue using our technology and platform to empower and motivate our communities in co-creating a positive, social impact, and hopefully contribute to a safe economic recovery for Dumaguete. We hope that our kababayans in Dumaguete will continue to support one another and Grab is humbled to be part of this strong and resilient community,” said Jay Lim, head of expansions for Grab. 

Grab currently serves 18 cities in the country. Its operations include ride-hailing and on-demand food-delivery app, as well as groceries and package delivery, concierge services, bill payments, and financial services. — Arjay L. Balinbin