Viral na ang video ng delivery riders na tumulong sa kasamahang umiyak matapos mabiktima ng ‘fake booking’

Viral na ang video ng delivery riders na tumulong sa kasamahang umiyak matapos mabiktima ng ‘fake booking’

- The video of an Angkas rider crying profusely after falling victim to a fake booking and subsequently helped by fellow riders has gone viral

- A Grab Food delivery rider stopped to console the Angkas rider and beckoned to his other colleagues to help the crying man

- The victim lamented that he is trying to work well so he could earn a living

- To cheer up the weeping Angkas rider, the two Grab Food delivery riders pooled in their money to buy the ordered food

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The viral video of an Angkas rider weeping very hard after falling victim to a fake booking and then helped by fellow riders are now tugging at the heartstrings of netizens.

The Grab Food delivery rider, Paulino Baro Collo Jr, who must have had a helmet camera on when he stopped by to help his fellow rider, shared the video on Facebook.

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Viral na ang video ng delivery riders na tumulong sa kasamahang umiyak matapos mabiktima ng ‘fake booking’
A rider for GrabFood, Grab Holdings Inc.'s online food-delivery platform, waits for a customer outside a residential building in Taguig City, Metro Manila, the Philippines (Photo by Bloomberg)
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It showed the Angkas rider crying profusely after a customer booked a ‘fake order’ past midnight.

In the midst of tears, the Angkas rider lamented he was just to earn a living. “Nagtatrabaho ako ng maayos eh,” the weeping man managed to say.

Paulino consoled the rider and called on fellow riders to help the crying man, which they did by pooling in their meager earnings and buying the food worth P599 that the Angkas rider is supposed to deliver.

Later on, they requested the fast food crew to permit their crying colleague to just return the order, which he was able to do so. He also received a refund.

“Makonsensya naman sana yung mga nagfe-fake booking dyan. Inaabot kami ng madaling araw para kumita para sa pamilya at makapagserbisyo. ‘Wag niyo naman sana kaming pagtripan,” Grab Food rider Paulino captioned his video post.

The Angkas rider, who goes by the handle Supher Rallos on social media, also posted his thanks to Paulino for stopping and helping him out.

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The Grab Food rider said he was just happy to help a troubled colleague. “Masaya po ako dahil naging daan ang post ko para makatulong kay kuya ang angkas at para malaman din ng mga tao kung ano ang hirap na pinagdadaanan naming,” Paulino said.

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Dozens of delivery riders in the Philippines have fallen victim to such ‘fake bookings.’ While the acts of supposed customers might just have been a prank, it is all too real for victimized riders who have to shell out hard-earned money to pay for the food ordered. Sometimes, the delivery rider has to give up his entire day’s earnings to shoulder the cost of the food ordered.

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Fake booking are nothing new, though its incidence rose sharply during the pandemic. In many cases, the riders cannot do anything except share their sad experience on social media. One example of this is a rider from Bacolod City in Negros Occidental who lost P1,036 because of the canceled order, and in the time of crisis, the amount he lost could already go a long way. The rider, who shared his experience in a Facebook post was, expressed anger towards the client, who reportedly explained that her child used the phone and made the order.

Other fake bookings reached staggering amounts like what happened recently to a couple of riders who delivered various types of food ordered by the same person who gave a fake address. The riders reported that the total food ordered reached P15,000. The riders can only hang their heads in despair and post their experiences on social media.

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