Netizens weigh in on food deliveries at the height of natural disasters
The Philippines survived yet another supertyphoon in the form of Ompong which severely hit the northern part of the country and caused casualties and millions worth of damages.
Throughout this all, a recent post by a concerned Facebook user sparked the conversation on whether or not fastoods should still cater to food deliveries at the height of typhoons like Ompong. The netizen was able to capture a snap of a Jollibee delivery bike on its way to the customer while it was raining cats and dogs on the road.
The netizen appealed to fastfoods to suspend their delivery service during these weather conditions because it is very dangerous for their riders to ply the roads on their bikes when four-wheeled vehicles are even having problems on the road.
The comments section was filled with different opinions on the matter with some siding with the sentiments of the poster.
There were others who said that food deliveries were helpful for people who have no food stocked in their homes as disaster strikes. There were also those who sympathized with the delivery guys who risk their own safety to earn a few bucks to bring home to their families.
Others suggested hazard pay for delivery riders in extreme weather conditions like in other countries while majority added their voice to the appeal for more concern for the safety and welfare of fastfood employees.
The post has earned over 2 million comments from passionate netizens who wanted to share their two cents on the matter. (ANGEL ONG)