Grab lends rubber rafts to MMDA, Marikina for rescue operations

Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 14 2018 09:54 PM

Grab lent two rubber rafts to local authorities for rescue operations as Typhoon Ompong looms. Handout

MANILA—Ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday lent two rubber rafts to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the local government of Marikina for rescue operations. 

The rafts, stored at Grab's warehouse, were meant for emergency use of its employees and TNVS partner-drivers, Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu said in a statement. 

"At a time like this, we all need to lend a helping hand to one another and make sure that everyone is brought to safety," Cu said. 

Grab lent two rubber rafts to local authorities for rescue operations as Typhoon Ompong looms. Handout

Grab said it plans to acquire more rubber boats to aid in rescue missions.

The country is bracing for Typhoon Ompong expected to make landfall in northern Luzon early Saturday.

Grab lent two rubber rafts to local authorities for rescue operations as Typhoon Ompong looms. Handout