J&T Heroes awards outstanding delivery frontliners

J&T Heroes awards outstanding delivery frontliners.

Bayani sa Makabagong Panahon campaign honors contributions of riders.

Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they wear helmets and ride motorcycles.

From hundreds of nominations for outstanding delivery riders nationwide, e-commerce logistics leader J&T Express Philippines recently awarded its top three “hero riders” last July 2 during the Facebook and Youtube livestream of J&T Heroes: Bayani sa Makabagong Panahon which was watched by more than 190,000 viewers.

J&T Express Philippines Vice President Zoe Chi said the event is part of the company’s bayanihan spirit that aims to uplift the dignity of delivery riders as frontliners and modern heroes by recognizing their hard work, dedication, and contributions on the field every day.

J&T Heroes awards
Vice President of J&T Express Philippines Zoe Chi congratulates and thanks everyone who participated in the first J&T Heroes: Bayani sa Makabagong Panahon.

“They have shown valor, creativity, ingenuity, and resilience in every parcel delivered. We are honored to have them in our J&T family. May you continue to serve as inspirations to every person you meet on the road.”

Vice President of J&T Express Philippines Zoe Chi

J&T Hero of The Year

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J&T Express Philippines honors Edison Awa as J&T Hero of the Year.

Edison Awa

Edison Awa garnered the top spot out of the final seven nominees and was named J&T Hero of the Year. He is a J&T delivery rider based in Muntinlupa for two years now. According to his branch supervisor, Awa could deliver 100-300 packages in a day. He works five or sometimes six days a week, making him one of the top couriers in his branch.

Lahat naman kami deserve na maging J&T Hero,” he said. “Napakahalaga po ng delivery riders kasi kami ang nagdadala ng pangunahing pangangailan ng mga tao sa panahon na takot pa silang lumabas. Kahit natatakot para sa sarili, tinataas ko na lang sa Diyos ang aking kaligtasan para hindi bumigay sa hamon ng buhay.”

As a breadwinner for his aging parents and siblings in the province as well as his own family of four, Awa used to rely on uncertain odd jobs in construction and agencies. Now, he finds fulfillment and steady income from being a J&T delivery frontliner. “Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa J&T,” he added, “Ang mensahe ko sa aking co-riders, kahit gaano kahirap ang trabaho sa araw-araw, kahit gaano karami, isipin na ginagawa natin ito para sa ating mahal sa buhay.” As J&T Hero of the Year, Awa received a brand-new motorcycle and smart phone.

Daryl Ocenar and Ricky Frias

Daryl Ocenar from Tacloban and Ricky Frias representing the J&T Taguig Branch won second and third place respectively. They also received smartphones and corresponding prizes to include wireless earphones, Php5,000 worth of gift certificates, and an action camera. Moreover, other J&T Heroes finalists include Raniel Pawilan (Quezon City), Russel Agullo (Makati City), Alan Guillen (Cebu City), and Jecel Beniga (Davao City). They also took home gift certificates and special items from J&T.

Gigi de Lana and the GG Vibes Band

Aside from the awarding ceremony, the livestream engaged viewers with games facilitated by J&T’s official celebrity host Xian Lim. The performance of singer and former Tawag ng Tanghalan contestant Gigi de Lana with the GG Vibes Band was equally anticipated by fans. Local leaders also sent their special messages of support including Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, Cebu Mayor Edgardo Labella; Jaen, Nueva Ecija Mayor Sylvia Austria, and Cabanatuan Mayor Myca Vergara.

Sponsors of this event includes J&T’s brand partners HINO, FOTON Motors Philippines, Mobile Legends Bang Bang, Realme, Prestone Philippines, Clorox Philippines, Gcash, Shopee, and Pocari Sweat. In addition, secondary local business sponsors include BELO Essentials, Gfoxx International, ELITE Sales, Tink Custom Print, Seek Shine, Organic Skin, K-COOL, Leupp Watches, KUMU, and Jane Secret.

J&T’s bayanihan spirit empowers and prioritizes customers and employees. Early this year, the company released a second tranche of groceries and essentials as employee “ayuda”. They are eager to help team members affected by the lockdown. J&T has also extended help through various logistics services for COVID response and immediate disaster relief. In addition, the company aims to help local online businesses grow by providing quality delivery services.

To know more about the company’s services, visit https://www.jtexpress.ph/

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7 comments

  1. I really agree to what the Edison Awa said that all of them deserve to be J&T hero because all of them have help us a lot during this time of pandemic. They are doing a really important job because they are the one who delivers our essential needs for is to be safe from the virus. I really salute all of the delivery riders out there.

  2. Deserve po talaga nila ito. Congrats po to all winners lalo napo may mr. Edison Awa. Isa rin talaga ang mga riders na hero dahil umulan man o bumagyo nandyan parin sila para mag deliver, lalo na ngayong pandemic lahat ng kailngan natin sila din ang nag idedeliver sa bahy natin

  3. Riders truly play a vital role during this pandemic. Personally, they deliver my parcels I ordered from shopee and Lazada coz I’m not confident enough yet to expose myself to crowd so most of my transactions are online.
    Congratulations to all the winners especially Mr Edison Awa. I like his message and I am impressed with his dedication at work.
    J&T’s effort on extending help during this pandemic is commendable. I also like how they value their customers and employees. Kudos!

  4. Talagang deserve ng mga riders na tawaging hero dahil sila ung mga nagdedeliver sa atin ng mga kailangan natin. Congrats to ms edison very well deserve kudos to all riders 😍

  5. Salute to all delivery riders who delivers food and other essentials to their customers doorsteps so the rest of us can stay safe at home. They are true heroes to their community, to their customers, and to their families. They are frontliners who show courage despite the challenges of the pandemic situation in order to help others, and in order to achieve their dreams. Congrats to all winners and for the J&T Hero of the Year.

    1. They are absolutely our unsung heroes of this era where in Meron tyong pandemic at sila ang sumusuong sa hagupit Ng anumang kalamidad at pandemic. Kodus at congratulations. Naway Hindi sila magsawa SA patuloy na pagsuporta sa knila .

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