Insights from the Periphery:  Conversations with the Vendors of Katipunan Report Authors:  Dr. Cynthia Loza, Dr. Kennedy T...
Area/Scope of Field Work <ul><li>Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>The educational hub o...
<ul><li>“ Katipunan Avenue is predominantly a busy place, transit position, people just passing by; dotted by very small v...
Methodology The project primarily employed  qualitative technique  to understand the vendors along Katipunan, namely: case...
Case 1: Yemma vendor <ul><li>Name : Tata Guanzon </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 31 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Education : High s...
Case 2: Fruit Vendor <ul><li>Name : Nicolas Dagami Sabrillo </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 48 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Educati...
Case 3: Newspaper vendor <ul><li>Name : Nemia Palumpon </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 46 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Education : ...
Case 4: Balloon vendor <ul><li>Name : Ramon Tamonding </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 58 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Education : G...
<ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>They want to have control over their lives </li></ul...
<ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>They see Katipunan as a ‘safe place for business’ </...
<ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>Level of education does not make much of a differenc...
<ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>Family support counts </li></ul><ul><li>Tata : “A fr...
<ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with the place: Most do not see themselve...
<ul><li>Insights and Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>The work of Fillipino vendors of Katipunan Avenue is a paradox; consist...
<ul><li>Insights and Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>The Katipunan area, like so many of the urban spaces in Manila, offers ...
Danyavad! Daghang Salamat!  Maraming Salamat! Thank you! The Group: (L-R) Jessie Varquez, Al Leonidas, Cynthia Loza, Samue...
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A presentation prepared by Cynthia Loza, Kennedy Andrew Thomas, Samuel Fuego and Jessie Varquez for the AUDRN Conference-Workshop entitled Discovering Knowledge in the 21st Century: Connecting Classrooms to the World held at Meriam College, Quezon City. 12 May 2011.

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    1. 1. Insights from the Periphery: Conversations with the Vendors of Katipunan Report Authors:  Dr. Cynthia Loza, Dr. Kennedy Thomas, Samuel D. Fuego and Jessie Varquez, Jr. Institutions: University of Sto.Tomas (Philippines) , Christ University (India) , Ateneo de Zamboanga University (Philippines) and University of the Philippines Mindanao. Website:   Email:  [email_address] ; [email_address] ; [email_address] ; [email_address] Guide: Mr. Al Leonidas, Meriam College (Philippines)
    2. 2. Area/Scope of Field Work <ul><li>Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>The educational hub of Quezon City </li></ul><ul><li>Home for business and commercial establishments along Katipunan Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries : Barangay UP Diliman on the North, Barangay Escopa on the South, Barangay Pansol on the East, and Barangay Botocan on the West </li></ul><ul><li>Total land area : 1.94 square kilometers </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>“ Katipunan Avenue is predominantly a busy place, transit position, people just passing by; dotted by very small vendors surrounded by very large hub consisting of Jollibee, KFC, coffee shops, etc.; coupled with small eateries, vehicular moment tricycles, buses and cars.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kennedy Andrew Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>Christ University, India </li></ul>
    4. 4. Methodology The project primarily employed qualitative technique to understand the vendors along Katipunan, namely: case study/life history, triangulation, observation, interview and video/photo documentation. Four cases were analysed. We also consulted secondary resources.
    5. 5. Case 1: Yemma vendor <ul><li>Name : Tata Guanzon </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 31 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Education : High school graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Hometown : Zamboanga province </li></ul><ul><li>Civil status : Married, with 2 children </li></ul><ul><li>Eldest child is 8 years old, grade 2, studies in Marikina; youngest child is 6 months old, has a heart condition, gets treatment at the Labor Hospital in Marikina. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Case 2: Fruit Vendor <ul><li>Name : Nicolas Dagami Sabrillo </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 48 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Education : Grade school graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Hometown : Tacloban, Leyte </li></ul><ul><li>Civil status : Married, with 5 children </li></ul><ul><li>“ I worked for four years in Manila. When I got back in Tacloban, I learned that my wife already found another man. So I returned to Manila. I re-married just last year.” </li></ul>
    7. 7. Case 3: Newspaper vendor <ul><li>Name : Nemia Palumpon </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 46 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Education : Grade school graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Hometown : Libon, Albay </li></ul><ul><li>Civil status : Married, with 3 children </li></ul><ul><li>“ My mother owns this store since 1986. She’s taking care of my father who is sick that’s why I’m in charge now.” </li></ul>
    8. 8. Case 4: Balloon vendor <ul><li>Name : Ramon Tamonding </li></ul><ul><li>Age : 58 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Education : Grade school graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Hometown : Leyte </li></ul><ul><li>Civil status : Married, with 2 children and 8 grandchildren </li></ul><ul><li>“ I used to make capiz mats but got tired of always sitting when I reached old age. So I’m selling this to always walk around.” </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>They want to have control over their lives </li></ul><ul><li>Tata: “This is better than being employed because I own my time. Because of my child, I sometimes go home even when I still have some sweets to sell. It’s really not enough but it’s still better than a regular job.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolas: “Because I don’t meet the requirements of restaurants here so I thought it better to engage in some business.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nemia: My mother started this business and I chose to continue with it. We do not need capital for newspapers. Now, we pay P150.00 everyday for this space. This is a private lot but we do not need a permit from city hall.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ramon: “I used to make capiz mats but now that I am growing older, I do not want to sit all the time. I thought of this (selling balloons) so I can walk around.” </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>They see Katipunan as a ‘safe place for business’ </li></ul><ul><li>Tata : “No one steals from us or harms us here. It’s nice here because we have air, and we are safe from the heat of the sun.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolas : “Not much problem here…sometimes, it’s also hard when it rains.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nemia : “Not too difficult because the police lets us be…when the rain comes, then it becomes a bit difficult.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ramon :“Wala naming sumisita sa akin dito, kahit na mga pulis. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>Level of education does not make much of a difference among them; strategizing skills and ‘hustle’ are important for coping </li></ul><ul><li>Tata : “I and my sister (cousin?) take turns in selling. I cook yema on days when Zorraida does the selling. During the rare times that we get an order, I bring the item on the following day. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolas : “Tuwing alas 4 ng umaga, bumibili na ako sa Nepa Q Mart; mga alas 10 ng gabi na ako umuuwi. Tumutubo ako ng P300-400 sa isang araw…Madalas, pag tumatawad ang namimili, kung may tubo akong kahit tatlo o limang piso lang, binibigay ko na para umulit silang bumili sa akin.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nemia : “Dati pa kasing ginagawa ng nanay ko ito. Itong mga sapatos naman, natuto kasing mag-repair nang sapatos ang asawa ko, kaya meron din kami dito. Dati pa rin kaming nagtitinda ng sigarilyo, candy at basahang (bilog). Namimil kami ng paninda sa Aurora market o kaya sa grocery” </li></ul><ul><li>Ramon : ““Pinapakita ko lang ang mga lobo, hidi na kailangan magsalita. Doon ako madalas sa tapat ng Jollibee kung saan maraming bata. Pag Linggo naman, sa tapat ng simbahan. Nauubos ang tinda ko pag Linggo.” </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>Family support counts </li></ul><ul><li>Tata : “A friend taught us how to make yema. We made some and sold a lot in one school. My ate and I take turns in selling. I cook yema on days when Zorraida does the selling. During the rare times that we get an order, I bring the item on the following day.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolas : “My wife helps me.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nemia : “My husband and daughter help me.” </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Findings/Results/Learnings: EMERGING THEMES </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with the place: Most do not see themselves staying in Katipunan for ever </li></ul><ul><li>Tata : “I thought about going back to Pagadian but we need to get treatment for our daughter here. If I had enough capital, I’d like to add more goods.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolas : “I’d like to go abroad if I had the funds so I could work again as a cook.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nemia : “I wish that we could start building a house on our lot in Antipolo.” </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Insights and Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>The work of Fillipino vendors of Katipunan Avenue is a paradox; consisting of passion and commitment as their work values versus desperation, as education, family background really does not matter, it is just a socio-economic situation </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kennedy Andrew Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>Christ Unversity </li></ul><ul><li>It is a sad economic fact that despite’s governments’ efforts to alleviate the standard of living of all Filipinos there are still some sectors in the society being left behind: uneducated, no decent housing, and unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Fuego </li></ul><ul><li>Ateneo de Zamboanga University </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Insights and Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>The Katipunan area, like so many of the urban spaces in Manila, offers a setting for the stark contrast between and among its transient population..While it offers learning, business and recreation, our vendors ironically do not get the benefit of any of these. </li></ul><ul><li>- Dr. Cynthia Loza </li></ul><ul><li>University of Sto. Tomas </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldwork reveals in-depth understanding of the plurality of realities, in this case the vendors of Katipunan area. We may empathize with their plight but the real challenge is how to address the structural problems of our society which allow this kind of paradoxes and destitution. </li></ul><ul><li>Jessie G. Varquez, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>University of the Philippines Mindanao </li></ul>
    16. 16. Danyavad! Daghang Salamat! Maraming Salamat! Thank you! The Group: (L-R) Jessie Varquez, Al Leonidas, Cynthia Loza, Samuel Fuego, and Kennedy Andrew Thomas Fieldwork was conducted on 11 May 2011 along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines.

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