What are they selling?!

Have you tried to listen to the lines of these young sampaguita vendors nowadays?

I was waiting for the green light on my way home from the office at the corner of Timog Avenue and EDSA.

“Sir, bilhin niyo na po ito nang makauwi na po ako,” was what the young girl said.

She was barely six years old. She held in her hand a single string with about four flowers of sampaguita.

She is appealing to my emotion. Instead of focusing on the sampaguita, she’s asking me make her go home.

Gone are the days when sampaguita vendors are really selling sampaguitas. From vending, they are actually begging.

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