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Microretailing Soft Drinks

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Microretailing three kinds of soft drink per cup from its corresponding1.5 liter bottle in this uncomplex vending machine

Piso Water

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ATM or iWater? (ATM – Automated Tubig Machine)

Such a common sight in Cebu is this drinking water vending machine of various color, model and style (of its box). What is typical is the faucet, the round 5 gallon bottled water as its source, piso coin slot, and the glassful amount of water that comes out for every one peso coin eaten.

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Lesser frequency of replacing the 5 gallon purified water in this dual container model

One has to bring some container to catch the water that automatically comes out of the spout once you drop one peso inside. I expect the water to be tepid, but amazingly it was cold.

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A trash receptacle at the side of the tubig machine

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Looks like a karaoke machine

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This one is chained as precautionary measure against thieves that may cart it away I suppose. Love the mayana plants on the roof

Sachet / Micro Selling

Our “tingi” mentality made micro selling a big thing in the country. I think this is why sari-sari stores were born where its goal was to sell single-serve packs of anything. I’m sure backpackers touring Philippines will appreciate those single-serve shampoo packs and other toiletries from the sari-sari stores.

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Fabric conditioner, dishwashing liquid

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Detergent powder, shampoo

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Ground pepper, laurel leaf with whole peppercorns

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