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Back-to-school shoppers clog streets

About 500,000 students return to school Monday and families are overwhelming the historic center to buy everything a student would need to return class.

A plan to save the corner store

Coming in six weeks: 14 million pesos to provide independent shops with technological tools to help level the playing field against chain stores.

Sidewalks cleared of vendor stalls

After weeks of tensions between authorities and vendors, the street hawkers' illegal stalls have been cleared in a midnight raid.

Holiday vendors crowd the streets

The local Chamber of Commerce has asked municipal authorities to stop issuing permits for street vendors during the Christmas shopping season.

Market renovations begin next month

Major renovations at Lucas de Gálvez and San Benito markets begin in January 2015 and are not expected to finish until August.

Chen Bech market unveils its makeover

Six months of renovation work has concluded, and the dust at Chen Bech market has settled down. The neighborhood mercado re-opened today to the public, revealing airy, brightly lit facilities for its freshly painted stalls.