Wife of delivery rider found lifeless asks Hontiveros’ help
The wife of the delivery rider who was found lifeless while resting on his motorcycle penned a letter to Senator Risa Hontiveros asking for financial assistance.
In her letter, Jennifer Bocboc, wife of Noel Escote, said that Lalamove, the company where Escote was working as a delivery rider, hasn’t reached out to their family.
“Sumulat po ako sa inyo upang humingi ng tulong at simpatya bilang isang senador na may malasakit sa katulad ni Noel na isang delivery rider,” her letter read.
“Humihingi kami ng kahit papano naman sana ay makatulong ang kumpanya sa sinapit ni Noel ngunit wala po kaming narinig o nababasang anumang pahayag mula sa kanila,” it added.
Escote was found lifeless while resting on his motorcycle at United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City, on 1 November.
For her part, Hontiveros renewed her call for passage of the bill granting stronger protection to delivery riders.
Hontiveros expressed her condolences to the family of Escote, and asked Lalamove to help the driver’s family, pointing out that he died while fulfilling his duty as a delivery rider.
“Nakikiramay kami sa pamilya ni Noel Escote na binawian ng buhay sa gitna ng paghahanapbuhay bilang delivery rider,” she said.
“Let his death be a wake-up call to our colleagues in the legislature to immediately act on pending bills that will make sure that the rights and welfare of the increasing number of gig economy workers are upheld,” she added.
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