The “Tingi” Culture of the Philippines

The “Tingi” Culture of the Philippines: A Distinctive Filipino Shopping Habit
I think this topic should be considered as a social phenomenon because in the Philippines, this style of buying is prevalent. Customers who cannot afford to buy products in bulk can buy products in smaller quantities because of this ‘tingi-tingi” culture. The locals consider it as a way of spending money carefully and a lot of sari-sari stores in the Philippines sell the daily needs of the people by piece.
• Even if malls abound in the Philippines, these sari-sari stores thrive everywhere in the country. Danganan, A. (2013, January 20). The Philippine Culture of Tingi. Retrieved from https://www.vagabondjourney.com/the-philippine-culture-of-tingi/. Living in the Philippines, it’s normal to see sari-sari stores scattered everywhere. There’s always one on the streets in which people can buy what they need from when they run out of supply.
• Retailing in the Philippines covers a range of venues like sari-sari stores, sidewalk vendors, wet and dry markets, groceries, mall stores, and convenience stores. The Role of Sari-sari Store and its Retail Technique in Philippine Culture. (2016, May 16). Retrieved from https://studymoose.com/the-role-of-sari-sari-store-and-its-retail-technique-in-philippine-culture-essay It is true that implementing this buying system exists everywhere. It can be proven when we visit the stores mentioned in the article.
• Sari-sari stores are often attached on the owner’s house. Sari-sari Store in Philippine Culture. (2018, August 14). Retrieved from http://travelinpalawan.com/sari-sari-store-philippine-culture/ It is noticeable that sari-sari stores are often located within the owner’s house especially those in the communities.