Online quick-commerce platform foodpanda recently rolled out a series of festivities to show support and appreciation to its delivery partners, whom the company considers as crucial to the growth and success of its business.
Among the activities were a nationwide raffle for all active Ka-panda riders where they got a chance to win cash prizes, mobile devices, and a brand-new motorcycle, among others.
Francis Ian Villamayor, a Ka-panda partner biker from Manila North, was the lucky winner of the brand-new motorcycle. He said, “Actually, tuwing umoorder kami dati sa foodpanda tinatanong ko yung mga riders kung paano ang pag-register nila kaya sinubukan ko. Sobrang saya ko na nakapasok ako. Yung time na yun medyo kailangan ko rin ng pera dahil kakapanganak lang ng misis ko at kailangan ng budget. Sobrang laking blessing ng foodpanda sa amin at nagpapasalamat akong nanalo ako nito.”
(Actually, whenever we order from foodpanda before, I ask the riders how they applied. I tried submitting my application and I was very happy when I qualified. That time, I also needed money because my wife had just given birth. foodpanda is a huge blessing to us and I’m very thankful I won.)
Meanwhile, partner riders from Manila, Lipa, Baguio, Cebu, Davao were given an opportunity to play at the Ka-panda Dart Game booth wherein they got to relax, have fun, and mingle with their fellow riders. Lucky winners also took home snacks, gas vouchers, mobile accessories, and cash prizes.
Lastly, a Partner Rider Anniversary Celebration was held at Star City, Pasay. At the event dubbed Basta Ka-Panda, Star Ka, delivery partners from South Metro Manila, Metro Manila and Bulacan bonded with their family, friends, and loved ones through unlimited rides at the amusement park and the food treats.
They also witnessed live band performances from Agsunta and Parokya ni Edgar. foodpanda also made sure everyone went home with smiles on their faces by giving away rider kits. The event was sponsored by Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers, Inc. and co-presented with Unioil, POSH Motorcycle Shop, and Splash Island.
Ka-Panda partner rider Jucrisly Canonigo expressed his gratefulness to foodpanda for a memorable experience with his partner. “Nagsilbing pahinga o rest day ang araw na ito. Nakakatuwa dahil nakasama ko ang partner ko ngayon, hindi lang ako ang nag enjoy sa mga rides at palaro pero nai-share ko rin sa kanya yung kasiyahan ko,” he shared.
(This day is like a rest day for us. I’m glad that I was able to spend time with my partner. I not only had fun at the rides and games, but I was also able to share my happiness with her.)
Likewise, Arnel Tahup thanked foodpanda for a fun-filled day,“Salamat sa rider kit na ibinigay ninyo bilang souvenir at salamat sa araw na ito kasi nagsama-sama kami ng mga kaibigan naming riders. Lahat kami dito ay masaya lang at nag-enjoy kasama ang aming mga pamilya.”
(Thank you for the rider kit and for today because we were able to bond with our friends who are also riders. All of us were having fun and enjoying ourselves with our families.)
Apart from providing additional earning opportunities, fuel discounts and other benefits, foodpanda also makes sure to give their hero delivery partners the priceless gift of time and joy with their families for their relentless efforts in bringing all that we need straight to our doorsteps, making our lives easier.
Patricia Jacinto, foodpanda Philippines Operations Director, revealed that these are just some of foodpanda’s pay-it-forward initiatives for its delivery partners. “Here at foodpanda, we celebrate our partner riders, bikers, and walkers and their dedication every day. We are continuously coming up with activities and programs to support them and make them feel appreciated. We’d also like to encourage our customers to express their gratitude to our riders through their feedback, giving tips, or by simply saying thank you.” she said.