…bulungan fish market…

In the dark early morning hours many fishermen can be found gathered at this fish market located south of Manila in the city of Paranaque to sell all kinds of fresh catch taken from the shores surrounding the 7000+ islands of the Philippines.

Restaurant owners, merchant wholesalers, and just plain folk come here to negotiate – sometimes in a whisper as practiced in the fine art of bulungan – the price for the fish.

Despite these negotiations, it is a slippery flurry of noisy activity, but everything displayed is fresh and the early risers to this market reap the benefit of getting the best of the catch, whether purchased at wholesale or retail.

And as usual, there was an abundance of hardworking Filipinos who were willing to take 5 seconds to pose for my camera..

You can click your mouse over each image to get the full caption of the photo and/or see the full gallery by following this link: “Bulungan”.

Until next time.