HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 7 no. 1 (2023)

Babae Ka, Hindi Babae Lang: The Quality of Life and Lived Experiences of Female Delivery Riders

Charles Brixter Evangelista | Camilla Enriquez | Angelika Alejandro | Galilee Jordan Ancheta | Jayra Blanco | Jericho Balading | Liezl Fulgencio | Christian Dave Francisco | Andrea Mae Santiago

Discipline: Education



Delivery riders became frontline workers who assisted everyone in getting their daily supplies. They transported them to their destinations when the pandemic started, and everyone had to stay home to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading. Thus, this study explores the experiences, challenges, and coping mechanisms of 15 Female Delivery Riders in Bulacan, Philippines. The study employed Heideggerian Phenomenology and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Further, the following themes arise: (1) The Realist, (2) The Accommodated, (3) The Vulnerable, and (4) The Determined. These themes highlighted the experiences and challenges faced by the participants. Moreover, it is highly suggested that female employees should be given preferential assistance given their physical capabilities and role in the family. Thus, local government units should provide an alternative source of income that will allow them to have quality time with their family, especially their children.


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