Are you stressing because there’s not enough option for food? Check the newest online food delivery in the city “PpaliPpali”. With around 30 restaurant partners that you can choose from, they cater to orders within the city proper.
PpaliPpali started their operations on the first week of April during the full enforcement of the quarantine. The people behind this business used to manage travel and tour agencies but due to the lockdown, transitioned to food delivery as an alternative livelihood.
“PpaliPpali” is a Korean word that means “faster” in English. According to Esther Queen Doromal, one of the three Ppalippali owners, they utilized Facebook as the faster way to get orders since majority of Puerto Princesans are in this platform.
“May app kami pero dini-develop pa lang, ang system namin sa Facebook, since ang signal sa Palawan ‘di ganun ka-consistent, naisip namin sa Page lang muna kasi madali siyang ma-access kahit data lang,” Doromal said.
They are operating seven days a week, from 9 in the morning until 7 in the evening. They can deliver up to Brgy. Sicsican in the north and Brgy. Tagburos in the southern part of the city. Placing orders is only thru Messenger and through it, they will get all the necessary details of the order including the contact details. For the time being, they only accept cash on delivery.
PpaliPpali is registered in the Department of Trade and Industry and Bureau of Internal Revenue to ensure legitimacy of their business operations. Their City permit is still being processed as of this writing. For almost two months of their operation, Doromal said that they fell victims to last minute order cancellation, which according to her is beyond their control, charging it to their experience.
“May mga instances na nag ca-cancel sila, pag-ganun inaako na lang namin ang order, wala kaming choice eh,” Doromal added.
For now, they have 10 regular riders working daily and they have another 10 riders on call should the orders surge. They don’t have a minimum order requirement, but if you order from two different restos, they will charge buyers twice, too, and their standard rate for delivery is P49.