Saturday, August 30, 2008

street vendors - in motion

street vendors occupies the sidewalk areas at night and even at daytime on some places. some of them works in the morning and starts selling items at night. although this is illegal and looking at the population of the people earning below the minimum wage, this will definitely continue to exist.

40 comments:

jiMboy said...

I always admire your photo journaling. keep it up :D

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

what were being sold?

did you buy me any?

:)

Carver said...

You are so great at documenting the world around you.

Selerines said...

Nice one friend.. It looks like our local market.... But the thing that I don't like is many people won't follow any rules, I mean some will spit on the roads, put the wastes aside roads itself and so on... These all will come together and make that place as unhygienic one... right Dong? What about the situation there?

luna miranda said...

i admire MMDA's drive to keep the sidewalks free from vendors. but i don't think it will be totally eradicated. with our economic situation, our culture, sidewalk vendors will always be a part of our daily lives.

panggabi ka ba ngayon?:D

SandyCarlson said...

That must be a difficult way to earn a living!

EM said...

Where is that place DonG? I guess, the way our economy is going, everybody is finding other ways to meet their most basic needs.

Luke Wiley said...

Very interesting, what are they selling that is illegal?

Abaniko said...

As long as there are buyers, they will continue to exist.

_ice_ said...

sir.. musta po..

its shows lang talaga na dami na taung naghihirap sa pinas...

ako din balak ko ng ibenta katawan ko sana may bibili..

hehehe drop by ka sa blog ko 'pos add kita

have a great day ahead

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Nice and interesting.

Lawstude said...

in some parts of country, like baguio, night markets are legal, in fact, it has become to be one of the attractions of the place. kaya lang yung tinitinda nila usually ga pirated kaya illegal din.

september na bro, ingats sa mga lakad.

Pietro said...

Great atmosphere in your night pictures!

redlan said...

you are right dom. meron nga business site sa araw pag gabi ang sidewalk parang beehouse. both bata at matatanda nagtitinda ng kung ano ano sa sidewalk. kapag nasa isang place siya, enjoyable. isa lang ang masasabi ko sa ganitong lugar, mag-iingat sa mga magnanakaw.

The Islander said...

mabuti nga sila may hanapbuhay kahit nasa lansangan. sa hirap ng buhay ngayon, mahirap magkasakit. *offtopic* hehe.

alicesg said...

Very interesting. I love to visit these when I travel to get the local atmosphere. We used to have these too. They are called pasar malam (night market). But now they are called Bazzar or carnival, etc and they moved from one estate to another and open from noon to night for a certain period of days. They are legal now and need to pay rent. Rents can cheap to expensive depending on the festivals and the organizers.

Chyng said...

san to? a night market?

Ely said...

parang sa tapat ng Munoz to ah! hehe

salingPUSA said...

Not that I am against them pero nakakainis din kung minsan kasi embes na maayos yung mga kalsada natin nagiging sobrang messy, mabaho at madumi. I am not saying that we ban them from all places pero para naman nang wala nang pinipiling lugar diba? Never na magiging malinis ang Manila if we cannot control them. I am not suggesting any particular measure but I am sure something could be done about this....

Paulette said...

really nice pics... yeah you're right.. as long as people dont have jobs to sustain thier daily expenses they will find more ways of earning money regardless if it is illegal or not

sardonicnell said...

this is what i most appreciate about pinoys, sipag at galing rumaket. hehehe!

equilibrium2008 said...

I think okay na to kesa naman magnakaw sila di ba. One time, on my way home narinig ko yung konduktor kasi hinuli sila ng pulis without apparent reason, sabi nya "Magnakaw ka huhulihin ka. Lumaban ka ng parehas, huhulihin ka. San ka pa lulugar?".. Which made me think, totoo nga no.

ifoundme said...

i think it will never stop. kapag sa mga ganyan di na ako humihingi ng discount. tulong na rin sa kanila yan eh.

Panaderos said...

As long as there are lot of poor people in the country, an underground economy will continue to exist in our country.

Shionge said...

It is tough earning a living...

Napaboaniya said...

Street vendors though illegal but just the though of them simply trying to earn a living earns them my admiration.
Have a good week ahead Dong! :)

Tink *~*~* said...

In New York, there are illegal street vendors on every corner in some areas. Big ticket items - designer handbags and DVDs. Probably, these are items that "fell off the truck" ;)

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Dakilang Islander said...

naisip ko din na parang may kulang everytime maglakad ako sa sidewalk dito...yung tipong di mo na kelangan magpunta ng grocery store just for a gum or yosi...

my gulch said...

these vendors actually add vibrant to that usual night stroll. the motion blur definitely added some dimension to you shots.

Rio said...

nagpapakita lamang ito kung gaano kasipag at kadiskarte ang mga isang pinoy..
ipinapakita din dito na pwede pa ding kumita ng pera sa isang marangal na pamamaraan..

(naintindihan mga bata? )lol..

i explain daw ba ang kuha mong litrato..
ingat sa byahe=)

the donG said...

>jimboy, thank you.

>jasper, hehehe... hindi ako nakabili. daming binebenta.

>hi carver, thanks!

>selerines, maybe it's like that but less of the spitting.

>hi luna, yes. i agree with you. the MMDA is doing a good job but they can't monitor all the areas everyday so vendors still go back to these places but at least they know that it's illegal.

>hi sandy, yes it is. but i think they are able to live from this kind of business. but it's illegal.

>hi em, this was taken somewhere in muntinlupa. yes the country doesn't have enough jobs for its people.

>luke, they're selling different items. usually something that ladies and men wear everyday. it's illegal because these places are sidewalks and people are not allowed to sell on these areas.

>abaniko, right!

>ice, maraming salamat. oo naghihirap talaga pero kaya pa naman. kaya lang yung iba talagang kayod.

>phivos, thanks a lot!

>lawstude, oo nga. illegal pa rin at peke ang iba nilang binebenta. kakalungkot nga.

oo september na nga. daming lakad.

>pietro, thanks!

>redlan, tama ka dyan. dami ngang magnanakaw sa mga ganitong lugar. dami ding nangyayaring inuman sessions sa ibang lugar. kanya kanyang puwesto na.

>the islander, hahaha... patawa ka talaga.

>hi alicesg, interesting. here we also have carnaval but they are usually the circus type not much of a market. the ones shown in the picture sells just on specific areas and they dont transfer and they don't pay rent.

>hi chyng, it's somewhere in muntinlupa. dami night market sa mga mataong lugar tuilad nito.

>ely, hehehe... dami nga ding ganyan sa munoz pero sa muntinlupa ito.

>salingpusa, oo kasi dapat talaga ang sidewalk para sa mga taong dumadaan at hindi sa mga bangketa kaya lang talagang wala yatang magawa ang MMDA kasi kahit hinuhuli bumabalik pa din. ganun na nga yata talaga ka hirap kumita at mabuhay.

>hi paui, thanks! i hope that our country will at least have a good leader and that the people may have the discipline too.

>sardonicnell, oo galing talaga dumiskarte kaya lang sa ilegal na paraan most of the time. sayang ang galing.

>hi equi, yes pero ilegal pa rin. sana sa pwesto pa rin sila magbebenta. sana may ginagawa ang mga local officials sa mga lugar na ito.

>ifoundme, yes i think it that way you help them but i hope that the local officials will be able to give them areas where they will pay less for rental.

>pananderos, exactly.

>shionge, yes it is but i think they survive from such market.

>napaboaniya, yes but i hope that they'll be assisted by local officials who have the responsibility to control and monitor these areas.

>tink, mostly on places which are crowded. even america have places like these but maybe not as many as the ones in third world countries.

>dakilang islander, hehehe... kakamiss din pala yung mga ganito pag nasa ibang bansa ka na.

>hi rayts, thanks a lot!

>hi doc rio, hahaha... galing mo talaga. pwede ka rin palang titser.

arlene said...

dong, you should be a photojournalist. you have an eye for the situations that need to be shown to people. you are great in "capturing the moment".

Shawie said...

i agree and sooo sad but better than stealing, right?

caryn said...

hey dong, was this in sta cruz?

beero said...

short but relevant post kuya dong. you're so good at noticing and observing things around you. ayos ang journalistic instict. hehe

Raft3r said...

miss ko na mga ganyang eksena
may ganyang malapit sa bahay namin, eh

Heart of Rachel said...

Great photos. I have mixed emotions about street vendors. I know that they sometimes cause problems when they occupy the sidewalks. They also add to the traffic. However, I also feel sorry for them because they are just trying their best to earn a living to feed their families.

sho said...

they call it pasar malam around here. Any good bargains?

bw said...

Grabe... how much could they sell at night? And they work again in the day.. tsk tsk.. Nice shots.

Josh of Arabia said...

ramadan kareem dong!

ang pinoy nga naman oo, parang mga tsinese..

i am wondering if u applied red filter on the shots..parang nasa beerhouse ang color hehe..

cinematic, as usual anyway :)

rgds

ps:..sana ako rin makrating sa naga, im xcited to see ur masterpiece in there :)

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