“Sinimulan namin ang service na ’to para makatulong sa Angkas bikers at para sa atin na kailangan ng food delivery sa gitna ng quarantine.”
This was motorcycle-taxi company Angkas’s caption when it launched Angkas Food last night. Food delivery isn’t its expertise, the ride-hailing service provider admitted; rather, this is an initiative to give its riders a means of making a living during the enhanced community quarantine, and a way of catering to the needs of people who are staying at home. The company also stressed that 100% of the delivery fee will go to the rider.
Here’s how Angkas Food works:
1) Call the partner restaurant.
The service is available from 10am to 5:30pm. Choose a restaurant from the list provided, which also includes the menu selections available for delivery, and give the establishment a call to place your order.
2) Pay for your food already if you have the means to do so.
Cash on delivery (COD) is possible, but Angkas recommends using cashless payment options. Coordinate directly with the restaurant for this.
3) Give your contact details.
The restaurant will provide this to the Angkas Food rider.
4) Receive the order from the biker.
To maintain social distancing, a “no-touch interaction” will be observed: The rider will place your food delivery on the motorcycle seat or your doorstep, and move back to a safe distance before you collect your order. For deliveries to condos or buildings, you have to meet the rider at the ground floor, lobby, or designated delivery area.
5) Pay for the order (if you chose COD), the delivery fee, and the parking fee, if any.
Angkas Food charges a delivery fee of P60 for the first 3km, and an additional P10/km up to 5km. Again, give the payment following the “no-touch interaction” guidelines above.
Here’s Angkas’s actual post, for further reference:
Trying this out? Let us know how it goes in the comments!