Public Market in the Philippines

Explore the Palengke – a typical open air public market in the Philippines – with CultureALL Ambassador Yolanda Duerson.

Workshop Description

Palengke is an open air public market for just about anything you can imagine. From clothes to pots and pans, art work to meat and vegetables, from music to jewelry, from tournament to cockfighting, and the very best restaurants – all can be found in the Filipino Palengke.

Palengke is derived from the Spanish word palenque– a pathway or cluster of tables set up at some place of gathering such as a theatre, tournament or market. It is and has always been part of Philippine culture. More than that, it is also place of exchange – of ideas, talent, and creativity and in short goods and services.

In this hands-on workshop, students will experience the world of the Palengke.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Yolanda Duerson
Region/Culture Southeast Asia - The Philippines
Subject(s) Social Studies, Family/Consumer Science
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min