These former OFWs opened a mobile café using their Ford Ranger

It actually started as a joke
by Elaine Lara | Apr 3, 2021

Andrea Ruiz and Rabbie Lumboy are both former Overseas Filipino Workers in Singapore. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, their jobs got affected and their contract renewal was halted since the Singaporean government couldn’t support them anymore. They eventually had to go back home to the Philippines.


Their steady source of income suddenly stopped and they had to find ways in order to earn money. So despite the ongoing pandemic, they decided to open a mobile cafe, the Lost Ranger Cafe. According to the couple, it was a challenge to start a business during these uncertain times, but if they had waited and bummed around, nothing will also happen since it’s also difficult to find a job right now.

The Lost Ranger Cafe was set up within just two weeks. Andrea and Rabbie thought of putting up a cafe when they went to Candaba, Pampanga, and they couldn’t find any establishments where they can get coffee or drinks.

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In case you haven’t figured it out by now, their cafe is named Lost Ranger because they make use of a Ford Ranger, and ‘Lost’ is because they constantly change their location. If you want to know more about the mobile cafe’s story, hit the play button above.

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