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Fashionista, vlogger, singer—foodpanda riders share their stories

THREE Cebuano foodpanda riders stay true to themselves while they attend to orders. Here are their stories:

Mylene Bahinting

“I wear heels while I deliver food,” said Mylene Bahinting, a self-confessed fashionista. “I love dressing up. It makes me feel good and motivated.”

Bahinting lives by the mantra “look good, feel good.” Feeling good in the food delivery industry, she said, where one deals with all sorts of customers, is of prime importance.

Bahinting may be one-of-a-kind for her signature heels, but foodpanda dresses all of its riders with special perks to go with their salaries. For example, the company has made it a matter of policy to shoulder costs of canceled orders. Accident insurance is also provided. What’s more, riders get exclusive deals to save up on data consumption and communications expenses.

Kerk Macarayag

For Kerk Macarayag, he has a penchant for documenting every moment. He never goes on with his deliveries without bringing his camera. He vlogs and shares his experiences with fellow riders.

“I take snapshots and deliver,” he said. “Through foodpanda, I got to meet ‘Kerk the Vlogger Rider.’”

While Macarayag keeps his eyes peeled for the most scenic shots, his focus still lies in helping people receive their food orders in the comfort of their homes.

“I always try to be happy and to share good vibes,” he said. “Let’s continue to share positivity to our fellow riders and our customers.”

Giovannie Villasenor

This gentle giant makes sure that his co-riders receive the performance they deserve using his golden voice.

“I sing to them while waiting for orders,” said Giovannie Villasenor. “Sometimes while waiting for orders, we bond a bit and make each other laugh with some singing and some joking.”

But in all seriousness, Villasenor reminds his co-riders to stay safe all the time, especially during this time of pandemic.

Road safety and safe delivery practices are among the main principles that foodpanda promotes among its riders. The company provides its delivery personnel with raincoats, face masks, and other necessary gear . Also, safety measures are part of riders’ Protocol Intensive Training, a prerequisite that ensures all riders know what to do to help keep themselves and their customers safe.

Now, aside from delivering food, what else do these three foodpanda riders have in common? They are all great inspirations who remind us to be the best, true versions of ourselves all the time. (PR)


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