Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Festival Brings Out Entrepreneurs

Today, June 13, is the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Sibulan, Negros Oriental. Filipinos need very little excuse for a festival, so naturally when feast day of the town's patron saint arrives, it becomes a very big deal.

There have been activities associated with the festival going on for several days; beauty pageant, parade, vendors gathering from all around the province. Being the final day of the celebration, every family is getting together for a party - everyone that can afford one is having lechon baboy.

Of course, what would any party be without cold beverages? Unfortunately, not everyone here has refrigeration in their home and ice must be purchased. With the increased need for ice, the Sibulan ice plant will be very busy today. Knowing that there will be long waits outside the ice plant, one enterprising young man has taken to selling ice on the street this morning.

The photograph below was taken at 8:00 AM and the temperature had already reached 81°F (27°C). I have to wonder if he can sell all the ice before it melts.

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