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Baclaran: Deal or No Deal

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Choose Philippines | May 22, 2013

By Apples Jalandoni, ABS-CBN News

Baclaran is known for the Lady of Perpetual Help shrine where thousands of Marian devotees flock to every Wednesday.

Baclaran is also a place for bargain shopping. Less than a month before the school year starts, school uniforms and supplies are now being sold here at very low prices.

There's BAGVPI, an arcade where school uniforms are sold at wholesale prices.

The uniforms are manufactured in Taytay, Rizal, and are brought straight here. Department stores and even sellers in Divisoria buy here.

The prices:

polo (boys and girls) size 6 - P60, size 8 -Php65 (USD$1.50)

shorts L, XL, and 2XL - Php60

pants size 3 - Php65

skirt size 25 - Php70

At the nearby Shoe Plaza, shoes are sold at wholesale prices at Php100 a pair (small), Php105 (medium), and Php120 (large).

However, you have to buy 6 pairs for the wholesale price.

Notebooks also sell at Php10 each, while pencils and ballpens sell for Php5 each.

New items this year are Php50 pencil cases with various designs complete with school supplies like a pencil, eraser, a mini-pad paper, and stickers.

Colorful umbrellas are also sold here at P100 each while those with slight defects sell at Php50 each.

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