Caveat Venditor: Biyahero and Child

 Happy mobile street vendors. They traveled from Pangasinan with some great items. I bought a couple of brooms and a lovely basket. San Fernando, Pampanga.

Caveat Venditor: Aljun At the Footbridge

Commuters need good food. They use a lot of energy–and time–in traffic and transit, so every moment they can save counts. They often want to reach their workplace armed with a packed meal or two as “baon”, saving time they would otherwise lose to the lunch rush later in the day. Vendors like Aljun meet…

Caveat Venditor: Cebu, Metro Manila, Pampanga 

Caveat Venditor features street vendors in their local contexts. Above: vendor by the Philhealth building, Cebu. Below: Taho vendor along EDSA, Metro Manila. Below: Vendor along MacArthur Highway, San Fernando Pampanga. First post of Caveat Venditor appears here.

Caveat Venditor: Entry One

The risks for modern-day street merchants abound: exposure to extortion, violence, unhealthy conditions, in addition to the burden of being breadwinners amid the mounting vicissitudes of life.