Delivery partners and the narrow roads they took just to graduate

Published August 8, 2022, 7:19 PM

by Len Amadora

Success doesn’t come easy; and for these 2 delivery partners, determination and grit served as the fuel to keep going and reach their goals. Find out how John Carlos Moya and Dan Cedrick Ronie, foodpanda delivery partners, beat all odds to graduate.

Always on the lookout for opportunities

John Carlos Moya

Working as a foodpanda partner rider did not stop this 22-year-old student from Bicol University in Albay from achieving his dreams. John Carlos Moya graduated as cum laude in his class with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship. While still in school, Moya worked as a service crew in a fast-food restaurant and staff in their local municipality. He also worked through summer so he can save up for his school allowance. It was in March 2021 that Moya became a food delivery driver. Back then he needed the extra income to cover the expenses for his father’s eye operation. “Mas malaki ang kita sa pagiging isang rider kaysa sa dati kong trabaho, kaya naisipan kong pumasok dito. Kailangan ng dagdag kita para may pang-gastos para sa pamilya. “

Moya shares that making deliveries day and night and trying to meet school requirements all at the same time was difficult. Still, he was grateful for foodpanda. As a delivery partner, foodpanda made it easier for him to manage his time. “Kahit may online classes ako nakakapag-shift pa rin dahil kaya naman habang nag-aantay pa ko ng booking.”

Independent hardworker

Dan Cedrick Ronie

Batangas Ka-panda partner rider Dan Cedrick Ronie said that it was during the pandemic that he started as a partner rider. Food delivery was not new to him since his father also works as foodpanda’s partner rider.

He shared how foodpanda made it possible for him to support his family and pursue his education at the same time. “Dahil online classes naman kami at flexible ang time sa pagiging foodpanda partner rider, pwede ako mag klase sa umaga at mag biyahe sa hapon. Kung wala naman akong class for the day, dun ako nakakapag-duty nang buong araw.”

He proudly shares that he no longer asks for allowance from his parents. Sometimes, he also gets to share some of his earnings and tips with them.

As John Carlos and Dan start a new chapter in their careers after graduation, they will never forget how foodpanda provided them with the opportunity to reach their goals and dreams.

“The unparalleled perseverance of these Ka-pandas is truly inspirational. We hope that their tales of hardwork will serve as a motivation to their fellow delivery riders,” says Patricia Jacinto, Operations Director of foodpanda Philippines. According to Jacinto, foodpanda will continue to support other partner riders with similar aspirations.

The stories of these strong-willed and resilient Ka-panda partner riders proved that there is no real shortcut to success — and sometimes, it is the roughest roads that lead to the heights of greatness.