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Angkas sets up food delivery service to benefit its riders

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By Patrick Garcia

With the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) throughout Luzon due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a ride-hailing company created a plan to help their employees earn despite the ECQ.

Motorcycle-ride hailing firm Angkas announced Monday night the activation of their “Angkas Food” service aimed at helping their riders earn and at the same time providing the public with their services while being quarantined.

So far, a limited number of restaurants have partnered with Angkas for this service.

This is how Angkas Food works:

1. Call the restaurant. (Contact the restaurant you want to order from that is on Angkas’s list of partner restaurants, and an Angkas rider will deliver it for you. There is no need to book a rider on the app yourself.)
2. Pay the restaurant for the order using cashless if possible.
3. Leave your contact details with the restaurant.
4. Meet the rider upon arrival.
5. Pay for the order (if COD), delivery fee, and any parking fee if applicable.

Angkas gave the assurance that 100 percent of the delivery fee goes to the riders.

Angkas Food also offers “contactless” delivery, where the rider leaves the food package on his bike or doorstep and steps back a safe distance while the customer picks up their food.

The ECQ, which started last March 17 and will end on April 12, prohibits all citizens in Luzon from going out of their homes and mandates social distancing to reduce the number of individuals that can be infected with COVID-19. It also prohibits travel via land, sea, and air throughout Luzon.

There are already 462 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

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