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Unsung heroes in Manila's war to defeat virus

Food delivery riders in Manila perform a task that is arguably as important as that rendered by hospital staff, given that they help feed people who have to work from home because of Covid-19 restrictions.
Food delivery riders in Manila perform a task that is arguably as important as that rendered by hospital staff, given that they help feed people who have to work from home because of Covid-19 restrictions.ST PHOTO: RAUL DANCEL

MANILA - There is nothing overtly heroic in what Mr Michael Pandan does. He delivers food to homes with his motorcycle for ride-sharing firm Grab.

But he sees extra value in his service, especially now that much of the Philippines remains under strict quarantine restrictions and millions are still stuck inside their homes.

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