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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

Cebu mayor Labella allows vendors to sell again on city sidewalks

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The times they can sell and the size of their tables will be restricted

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

Vexed by trash, Isko Moreno evicts vendors from Divisoria main street

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:14 PM

'Hindi ba kayo nahihiya diyan o talagang baboy din kayo sa bahay? Kailangan ko pa kayo sorpresahin?' Manila Mayor Isko Moreno tells Divisoria vendors

FILTH. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno inspects the commercial district of Divisoria on Monday, November 11, finding heaps of trash on the streets. Manila PIO Photo

DILG tells Labella to maintain cleared sidewalks in Cebu City

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:13 PM

Some vendors complain they will earn less at the relocation site due to less foot traffic

CLEARING. Cebu City Mayor speaks with Cebu City sidewalk vendors who were displaced due to clearing operations. Photo from Cebu City Public Information Office's Facebook page

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

Divisoria vendors to Isko Moreno: ‘Give us another chance’

Jul 15, 2019 - 5:14 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says there will be designated areas for vendors, but away from 'organizers' who are illegally collecting fees from them

FULL TEXT: Ano ang plano ni Isko Moreno sa ambulant vendors ng Maynila?

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:00 AM

‘Papayagan ko sila, ’yong mga taga-Maynila lang. Those who are not from Manila, you have no business using, utilizing our roads at makapamerwisyo ng kapwa.’

INSPECTION. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno does the round of Divisoria on July 3, 2019, prior to the street clearing operations. Photo from Moreno's official Facebook page

Fish ball vendor jailed for 'harassing' Chief Justice kin

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The vendor is accused of harassing the daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after she refused to buy fish balls

NABBED FOR HARASSMENT. A fish ball vendor in Makati is arrested after threatening the son and daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

Baguio city personnel under fire for 'manhandling' taho vendor

Feb 10, 2019 - 7:30 PM

A viral video shows employees of the Baguio City Public Order and Safety Division accosting a man selling taho

Malay execs urge town council to fast-track relocation site for Boracay vendors

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Hundreds of vendors barred from the beachfront of the new Boracay, still have no designated area where they can sell their goods and services

VENDOR-FREE. Scenes at the shore of Boracay on the eve of its opening, October 25, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Boracay beach vendors in limbo, seek help of Malay town officials

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Nobody has told the displaced Boracay vendors where they will work if the plan to clear the famed beachfront of all obstructions is implemented

CLOSED DOWN. Almost all establishments along Boracay's beachfront have closed down. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Baguio taho vendors made to pay fire safety fee

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:44 PM

The taho vendor says all 200 of them – taho sellers and other ambulant vendors – were issued such a permit

PERMIT. A Baguio vendors' Fire Safety Inspection Certficate. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Coconut vendor in viral video arrested for murder

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) An arrest warrant issued for Romnick Relos way back in 2008 is found

ARRESTED. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim talks to Romnick Relos who just arrived at the MMDA office. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MMDA suspends enforcers who assaulted coconut vendor

Mar 05, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We condemn and we don't tolerate this kind of action from our employees, whatever the reason,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia

SUSPENDED. MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia says enforcers who assaulted the coconut vendor is suspended started Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

France sues Amazon for abuse of position in the marketplace

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:22 PM

The French foreign ministry says there is 'a significant imbalance' in business relations between Amazon and vendors selling products on its platform, called the marketplace

AMAZON SUED. This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows the logo of US electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

WATCH: The street vendors who were told to 'hide' during the ASEAN Summit

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Vendors and street dwellers are told to steer away from the streets for a week or two if they do not want to be rounded up by the police

'Matumal': Small-time vendors struggle to earn this Undas 2017

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The vendors' only hope is to earn enough to make a living in celebration of the dead

MATUMAL. Small-time vendors inside cemeteries struggle to earn this Undas due to the rain. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

WATCH: Nanay Ely, the 82-year-old crocheter of Tayuman

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Nanay Ely is just one of thousands of Filipino indigent seniors who continue to work to make ends meet

U.S. bans Kaspersky software amid concerns over Russia ties

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The General Services Administration which handles US federal government purchasing contracts removes Kaspersky Labs from its list of approved vendors making it more difficult to obtain Kaspersky products

#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

Quiapo is next in Erap’s street clearing drive

Jul 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Authorities in the Philippine capital city of Manila go after ‘unruly vendors motorists and pedestrians’

CLEANUP. The area of Plaza Miranda and Quiapo Church – shown here being cleaned up by employees of the Manila City Hall Department of Public Services in January 2016 – will be among the targets in the city government’s campaign to clear the streets of illegal vendors and undisciplined motorists and pedestrians. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

VIRAL: Two kids return missing cellphone to police

May 31, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Sampaguita vendors Richele Aringo and Cael Hepe return a cellphone they found to the police station despite offers from people to buy it

#PHvote: Faces of Pangasinan

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Rappler asks residents what issues concern them in Pangasinan See their photos and stories here

Young water vendors earn a living through Palaro

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Meet Rick and Jenly – two young boys who sold water bottles under the scorching heat at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa to help their families

Jenly (L) and Rick. Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

Vendors expect more income at 2016 Palarong Pambansa

Apr 13, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Local vendors and some from outside of Albay kick their businesses into high gear for the 2016 Palarong Pambansa in Legazpi City

BUSINESS MODE. Anita Sibal of Angeles, Pampanga shows her products to the delegates from CARAGA region in Legazpi City, Albay. Sibal is one of the small-time entrepreneurs who hopes to earn more from the week-long Palaro. Photo by Ricky V. Tid/Rappler

Cheaper, celebrity-endorsed smartphones, tablets rule

Apr 18, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The Smartphone market will continuously grow in 2015 while tablet sales will slow down International Data Corporation says

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

Feeling 'unblessed': Vendors evicted over papal visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Luneta vendors feel that the government s decision to evict them as part of security preparations for the papal visit is anti poor and therefore anti pope

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

NBI sues 119 gov't officials, importers over garlic cartel

Jan 07, 2015 - 4:44 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says these individuals caused garlic prices to soar in 2014

COLLUSION. The National Bureau of Investigation files charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against 119 individuals allegedly involved in a garlic cartel on January 7, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/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

Lim camp to Erap: 'Nakakabuwisit na!'

Apr 27, 2013 - 4:44 PM

Lim camp has reached its boiling point in dealing with attacks from the camp of former president Joseph Estrada

'NAKAKABUWISIT NA!' The campaign manager of re-electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim says thay have had enough of the attacks from the camp of former President Joseph Estrada.

Comelec en banc disqualifies 5 more party-list groups

Dec 05, 2012 - 4:52 PM

They were previously accredited but didn t represent the marginalized

Lost revenues from shallot exports estimated at P723-M

Oct 10, 2012 - 6:49 PM

Lost revenues due to decline in shallot exports may have reached P723 M in September says the Vegetable Importers Exporters and Vendors Association

Taiwan's RM awardee: A simple life of giving

Aug 29, 2012 - 7:10 PM

Uneducated unassuming and unbelievably generous Chen Shu chu just wants to keep on selling vegetables and giving money to the poor

TAIWANES VEGETABLE VENDOR Chen Shu-chu. Photo by Carlos Santamaria