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China's street vendors rush to sell despite mixed messages

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's words of encouragement spur people across China to set up street stalls, but many face stiff resistance from police

Street vendors sell products to customers beside a police cabin on the roadside in Beijing on June 10, 2020. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Bela Padilla raises P3.3 M for street vendors affected by community quarantine

Mar 18, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Street vendors are among those most affected by a Luzon lockdown

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

No ‘Christmas moratorium’ for QC street vendors – Belmonte

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'They cannot always insist on what has been customary in the past when there is a directive from the national government that we are bound to uphold,' says Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

EMBRACE CHANGE. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte urged street vendors to be open to alternatives to their displacement apart from a 'Christmas moratorium'. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

QC to open night market, forms organization for displaced street vendors

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The vendors will also be members of the Suki sa Kyusi club, which will give members access to workshops on entrepreneurial mindset, financial literacy, visual merchandising, and food safety

RESTORING LIVELIHOODS. Displaced vendors will now be able to continue their livelihood again in a night market dubbed 'Sari Sari Kyusi'. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

For Manila's vendors, cleared roads mean empty stomachs

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:30 AM

'Malinis na ang mga kalsada, pero pati ang bituka namin, malinis na,' says 80-year-old Norma Guillen

PATROLS. Cops roam Divisoria to clear the sidewalk of vendors. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How do we build cities inclusive of street vendors?

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

People Make Cities, a group of urbanists led by planner Julia Nebrija, hosts a discussion to answer: 'Who are our streets really for?'

CROWDED. Street vendors are integral to people's everyday lives in Metro Manila. Photo by Ponch Escobar/rRappler

#InspireCourage: Selling bottled water helps Cebuano student graduate

Mar 19, 2017 - 9:14 PM

This bubbly street vendor brings joy to passersby in Cebu City with his jokes and colorful costumes

INSPIRING. Jay Krummer "Dodoy" Teberio graduates from college after years of selling bottled water on the streets for a living. Photo courtesy of Jay Teberio

Stories from the sidelines: Street vendors on the Marcos burial

Dec 01, 2016 - 3:18 PM

What do the people selling candies cigarettes and water to protesters think about Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani?

SIDEWALK STORIES. Vendor Alicia Palomos thinks the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos should not have been buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

On Trinoma-SM footbrige, boy sells flowers and reads his way to school

Nov 23, 2016 - 9:32 AM

His brother does the same in another footbridge With their father in jail they sell sampaguitas so they could go to school

SAMPAGUITA BOY. After school, a boy sells sampaguita garlands on a footbridge in Quezon City. Photo by Kenneth Panlilio

Lawmaker wants sidewalks, public roads cleared of obstructions

Aug 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers says his bill will help ease urban traffic

Crackdown on Bangkok street stalls as pedestrians vie for space

Mar 01, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The stalls that festoon many streets have come to define one of Southeast Asia s most vibrant cities but are also prompting complaints from some Thais who decry them as hazards – raising questions over how the bustling capital uses its public space

STREET EATS. Thais buy take away meals from a food stall on a street side in central Bangkok, Thailand, 02 May 2012. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

The children of Nazareno

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Authorities always ask devotees and vendors not to bring their children to the festivities Yet many parents still bring their children and infants to Quiapo

LIVELIHOOD. Joey and Alvie Ramirez sell Nazareno towels and shirts amid the thousands of devotees in Quiapo. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

The vendor, Nazareno, and the Pope

Jan 09, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Once a year carpenter Joel Tagana lives like a king thanks to the mass devotion to the Black Nazarene

WORKING DEVOTEE. John Tagana is a devotee, but also a vendor. He goes to Manila to pray and earn. Photo by Honey Albiso

The business of devotion

Jan 08, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Street vendors and small businesses are big winners during the Feast of the Black Nazarene when sales are up at least 6 fold – blessings they believe from the Mahal na Poon

2 IN 1. Seizing the opportunity presented by  two religious events, street vendors push their trade in front of the Quiapo church in Manila. All photos by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Is Manila's night market anti-poor?

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Street vendors in Divisoria say the city government s new night market is not a well thought out plan The vice mayor says it s just birth pains for the betterment of the city

'EXPERIMENTAL' MOVE. Manila Mayor Erap Estrada and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno visit the Divisoria night market on August 16, Friday. Photo by Rappler/Mark Demayo