By Department of Social Welfare and Development
 
MARAWI CITY — Back in the days, hearing a ringing bell along the street is a common thing in a mid-afternoon. Children would usually go out of their houses and rush to meet the vendor wearing pants and long sleeves/ sweatshirt and a cap/ hat while carrying the styrofoam box.
 
Nothing beats the excitement of a kid as soon as he/ she is handed with an iced buko (coconut) mounted on a popsicle stick, sometimes with cheese variant.
 
This rich childhood memory came to be one of the bases why Danny Ambor Gondarangin and Suhaima Mangorsi Didato opted to choose Buko Bar Selling as their livelihood enterprise after receiving the livelihood settlement grant and transitory family support package from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
 
The couple, who used to be vegetable vendors at Brgy. Tolali, Marawi City are now retailers of the buko bars and other frozen treats at Area 6, Block 13, Lot 7, Saginsingan, Marawi City. All their products are sold at a lower price. (Mga Kuwento ng PagSibol/DSWD)