Angkas activates food delivery service during enhanced community quarantine

  • The motorbike ride hailing platform announced that it will temporarily transition into food delivery venture
  • It introduced the “Angkas x Restos” platform last March 23
  • It aims to help Angkas bikers to earn money during the entire quarantine period

In a bid to help its riders earn money after their operations were suspended due to the ongoing enhanced community quarantine and help provide people at home means to buy their food, Angkas has activated its food delivery service.

Image by Angkas via Facebook

The motorbike ride hailing platform will temporarily transition into food delivery venture through the “Angkas x Restos” platform, which was introduced last March 23.

“Sinimulan namin ang service na ‘to para makatulong sa Angkas bikers at para sa atin na kailangan ng food delivery sa gitna ng quarantine. Wala kaming commission na kukunin dito, lahat ito ay para sa mga Angkas biker,” Angkas said in its Facebook page.

[We started this service to help our Angkas bikers and for us who need food delivery amid the quarantine. We won’t be receiving any commission on this, this is all for the Angkas birkers.]

Because Angkas is new to this set up, the company appealed to its customers to bear with them as they learn the delivery process. “We are also aware that there are still many issues with how the delivery process goes, and we are doing our best now to ensure a better service while making it accessible to more people and to help more bikers.”

Image by Angkas via Facebook

They have also listed on their website the restaurant partners where customers can place their orders.

Customers are told to call the restaurant to place their order, pay the restaurant for the order (cashless if possible), and then leave their contact details with the restaurant. They can only pay upon delivery, including a P60 delivery fee for three-kilometer distance from the restaurant. An additional P10 up to five kilometer will be imposed.

While, the ride hailing service is currently committing to food delivery system, it maintained that the service is only temporary.

“Now as much as we are working to improve things, we gave to clarify that this service is only temporary, mostly for the duration of the COVID community quarantine,” Angkas said and emphasized that they only aim to be of help to their bikers and to the Filipinos.