service sector offers many possibilities to earn money
Paid jobs in the modern and bigger
companies in the services sector and industrial sector
or not wide spread. On the contrary. There is a enormous
lack of jobs for those (young) persons who are graduated or
who have a training in a specific direction.
those who live in the
urban areas like Metro
Manila, Cebu City and Davao City and regional towns, the service sector offers good possibilities
to have a regular income. More than 40 % of the working people
find a job in one of the services, especially in the small family
restaurants, the transportation sector and retail trade.
Fried Bananas, nice and cheap!
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|The local markets
and cheap products
The trade on the local markets and
alongside streets in the
open air or outlets in covered sale-buildings, offer a lot of possibilities for many
families. Many families developed their own small business. Most of
these small businesses are not officially registered. They form the
"informal service sector". One other most important
advantage of this informal sector of the economy is, that the prices of
products and in general all the services, are rather cheap if compared
to the price level in the formal shops, restaurants and other officially
The local markets are attractive for
many tourists. There is a lot to see, to hear, to smell and
especially a lot to eat or to buy for a very moderate price.
Markets in the Philippines are in
many respects quite different from the markets in the USA or European countries.
for dried fish, meat and cigarettes
dried fish on the market in Ormoc City
Click on the pictures
cafe powder, chocolate, candies,
per piece, sac or packet (Cebu City)
Part of the
meatmarket in Ormoc City
Pictures: © E. C. de
Schoolmeester / D. de Schoolmeester