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Customer Claims that a FoodPanda Rider Took Some of Her Food

A customer claims that a FoodPanda rider took some of her order, but the post was met with varied reactions from netizens.

While some thought that she was right for complaining because she paid for the food, others called her out for overreacting over something “so small.”

What do you think?

Customer Complains that FoodPanda Rider Messed with Her Order

These days, it’s so easy to order something you’re craving because many restaurants now offer delivery service. And for restaurants that don’t, there are always third-party delivery options through services like GrabFood and FoodPanda.

But can we really trust them with our food? Well, most people certainly do!

However, there are people who believe that these riders might be tampering with their order and taking some of the food.

FoodPanda Rider
Photo credit: Kathleen Magat

That’s what happened to netizen Kathleen Magat who shared her bad experience with an order through FoodPanda. According to Magat, she believes that the rider had taken a part of her order, particularly skin from her Jollibee Chicken Joy (fried chicken meal).

On her post in Facebook, Magat said that this is the first time she experienced having a rider tamper with her food. She alleged that the rider is young and could be someone that she knows will enjoy “tripping” on orders.

Photo credit: Kathleen Magat

She explained that when she received her order, the plastic bag was already open and the scotch tape had been removed. Aside from the loose scotch tape from the bag, she claims that the scotch tape on the box had also been opened.

Upon checking, she saw that some of the skin in one of the chicken pieces had been removed. She believes the rider did it.

She also claims that her fries were lost.

Photo credit: Kathleen Magat

She added that she’s alright with not receiving the fries (implying that they were probably taken by the rider). However, she feels queasy about the lost chicken skin because the rider’s fingernails might have been dirty when he did that.

Although she meant to complain about the FoodPanda rider’s actions, many netizens were mad at her instead. Many said that she’s making a big issue out of nothing, and that the rider was probably hungry.

Photo credit: Kathleen Magat

Others explained that it’s actually possible that the skin had been accidentally removed at the fast food chain, something that many service crew mentioned.

Other netizens also said that it was wrong of her to accuse the rider because it’s possible that everything happened at the fast food chain. She should have made her complains directly with Food Panda or even the store.

Customer Protection against Food Tampering in Delivery Orders

Food safety in delivery is really difficult to keep track, especially if the food you order doesn’t come sealed or doesn’t have indicators (such as toppings) when they’re tampered with.

Food delivery services such as FoodPanda and GrabFood train their riders not to tamper with customer orders, but many customers wish that the restaurants can also come with tamper-evident or tamper-resistance containers to avoid this from happening.


Supermarket Goes Viral for Flag-Inspired Instant Noodle Display to Honor Independence Day

A supermarket recently went viral for its flag-inspired instant noodle display to honor the country’s upcoming Independence Day.

The creative display earned admiration from netizens – and was even noticed by the noodle brand, Lucky Me! Cool, isn’t it?

Supermarket’s Flag-Inspired Instant Noodle Display Goes Viral

There are people who are naturally creative – and they manage to make impressive artwork out of simple things that others might not even consider as artsy.

That’s what workers at a supermarket in Valencia City, Bukidnon, were able to achieve.

Photo credit: Bhen-j Agudera

In a post that earned praise online and was reposted by several sites or groups, Bhen-j Agudera shared photos taken from the Lucky Me! noodle display at NVM Supermarket in the city.

What’s impressive is that the workers were able to create the patriotic display using the packs of Lucky Me! noodles arranged in the shape of the country’s flag.

This patriotic display is timely, considering that Independence Day on June 12th is just around the corner.

Photo credit: Bhen-j Agudera

Of course, as pointed out by other netizens, this large flag will soon be broken by the customers who will be picking up their noodles from the display shelf.

Still, it also stirred patriotism among netizens who expressed admiration that the workers were able to think of a way to create the flag using their products. Brilliant, right?

Some people are calling for the brand to give the workers a raise or some sort of bonus for what they did here – after all, Lucky Me! certainly received a lot of free publicity from the viral photos.

Photo credit: Bhen-j Agudera

However, some people also think that the company will probably lose some sales if the makeshift flag continues to be displayed on the shelves of this supermarket because customers might feel uneasy breaking the artwork.

How to Properly Display the Philippine Flag

During peacetime, the blue part of the Philippine flag should be placed on top. The red part is put on top if the country is at war.

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Guy Tries Viral “Inverter Hack”, Ends Up with 9k Bill

A guy tries the viral “inverter hack” but instead of saving money, he ended up with a ₱9k electric bill! Ouch.

Viral “Inverter Hack” Goes Wrong, Guy Gets ₱9k Bill

There are lots of viral “life hacks” on the internet, but not all of them actually work or are true.

Many of these “hacks” can cost you a lot of money or even end up getting you in trouble (like the teens who tried the viral “overbaggage” hack).

Recently, netizen Rheez Ramos tried out a supposed life hack using an inverter air conditioner.

According to this supposed life hack, you need to keep the air conditioning unit on, and only turn it off once a week. It’s supposed to make your electric bill go down.

Without checking the veracity of the viral hack or monitoring their electricity consumption, Ramoa blindly followed the “hack.”

Viral inverter hack
Photo credit: Rheez Ramos

Imagine his shock when the bill arrived — and it was for over ₱9,000!

He said that their usual bill was just around ₱3,000 but it has skyrocketed to 3x the amount because of the fake “life hack.”

He jokingly posted on social media to find the person who made the misleading hack — and I would probably try to actually find that person if I were in his shoes!

Paying 3x your regular bill is not a joke, though netizens also slammed him for not using science to realize that the “hack” was fake.

Have you also fallen for a fake life hack on social media?

How To Determine If A “Life Hack” Is Real Or Not

This is actually easier said than done because many of these supposed life hacks have very convincing photos, videos, or stories.

Here are some ways to avoid getting duped:

  • Try to check the comments section of the post — usually, there are people who either tried the hack and knew it didn’t work or those who can explain the science of why the hack is fake
  • Research on your own — often, there’s actually some scientific explanation why the hack will or will not work
  • Don’t try the hack unless you’re 100% sure that it’s real and safe to try
  • Ask a second opinion from a reliable person
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Husband Fails to Get Flowers for Wedding Anniversary, Buys Land for Wife

A husband failed to get flowers for their wedding anniversary but still went viral after choosing to buy land for his wife to grow flowers, instead.

Land versus flowers? We’ll also take the land, please. LOL

Husband Buys Land for Wife on Wedding Anniversary

It is every wife’s secret wish to receive a gift from her husband on their wedding anniversary or during other important moments of their lives together.

Not everyone gets to receive those gifts, of course.

While many husbands are unable to buy gifts out of poverty or because they have other, much more important priorities, there are also who do have the money but just don’t like giving gifts.

Some women might say that they wish their husbands would just get them flowers for their wedding anniversary.

Recently, a guy named Kael John Canoy made waves on social media after publicly admitting that he wasn’t able to give his wife flowers on their first anniversary! Uh-oh…

Is he going to be in big trouble?

Well, not really.

It turned out that he wasn’t being thoughtless or had forgotten the date. Instead, he had other plans for his family.

Canoy would soon go viral after explaining in his post that while he failed to get her flowers on their first wedding anniversary, he was making it up with an entire land where she can grow all the flowers she wants to have. Awwww.

Photo credit: Kael John Canoy

Would you rather receive the land than flowers?

Well, considering that the land is going to last forever, and you can plant all the flowers you do want to have, then we’re all voting for land, too.

Buying Land and Other Real Estate in the Philippines

Buying real estate can be tricky in the Philippines, especially because many are still under a so-called “mother title” or a title still under the name of the seller’s ancestors.

To avoid issues, try to only buy land that already has a “clean title” (under the seller’s name or just one signatory).

Getting lots from a reputable real estate broker or under a property developer might also be a good idea.

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