The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Lalamove, the on-demand logistics company, to strengthen coordination against drug proliferation in the country.
The partnership between the two entities aims to avoid instances where the delivery platform can be misused by drug users or sellers. PDEA will be providing highly needed training and support to Lalamove to keep its operations drug-free.
"We in Lalamove have zero tolerance for illegal drugs and we believe in the government's goal to quell the drug problem in our country. We value the safety and security of our partner drivers and users, that is why we are grateful for the support of PDEA in keeping our operations drug-free," shared Dannah Majorocon, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines.
"The signing of the agreement should pave the way for other delivery service courier companies to be diligent and provide enough safeguards to prevent further transport of illegal drugs using online platforms," PDEA Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva said.
With the digitalization of logistics, many took the opportunity to grow their business and gain employment while some try to exploit the given convenience for illegal activity. With this partnership, users of Lalamove can rest easy knowing their deliveries are safe and drug-free.
Launched in the Philippines in 2017, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Its mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamove now operates in 24 markets across Asia, Latin America, and the United States. To know more about Lalamove, visit http://lalamove.com.