Free delivery promo! Grab pays tribute to delivery riders amid trending ‘lugaw issue’

  • Amid the trending “lugaw issue”, Grab paid tribute to delivery riders through the special free delivery promo code LUGAWISESSENTIAL
  • In a viral video, a rider delivering “lugaw” is seen defending himself while being accused of violating the 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew
  • Village officers insisted that lugaw is “non-essential”, disappointing thousands of people online

In the midst of the trending “lugaw issue” involving a delivery rider, here comes Grab with a beautiful and heartwarming response: a special free delivery promo highlighting the sacrifices of all the delivery persons who have been risking their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image from Grab | Facebook

On Facebook, Grab announced that it is now offering a free delivery promo with the code LUGAWISESSENTIAL; reminding customers of how riders continue to fulfill their duties and responsibilities without violating a single rule.

“Let’s give thanks to all our Grab riders na tuloy lang sa paghatid ng ating essential needs and for always following rules and guidelines whenever, wherever! Saludo po kami sa inyo, our kuyas and ates!” read the post. “Use LUGAWISESSENTIAL to get free delivery on your GrabFood order! T&Cs apply.”

In a video circulating online, a Grab rider is seen pleading village officials to let him deliver the “lugaw”, explaining that he did not violate any enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) protocol despite coming to the area at night as he carries food, which is considered as an essential item. The officials, on the other hand, insisted that “lugaw” is “non-essential”.

Grab’s initiative moved a lot of social media users, who flooded the comments section of the post with touching messages of love and support for delivery riders. The company thanked everyone for their kind words.

Image captured from Facebook

Meanwhile, following the incident, the Palace reiterated that food deliveries are allowed 24 hours a day and seven days a week even as the implementation of ECQ continues.


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