We call it the Sari-sari store which literally means variety store. Normally owned by the family which is situated in the family residence, the sari-sari store is the symbol of the ordinary Filipino family. Most of the sari-sari store were actually livelihood of those families which were manned by the wife and the jobless husband while the children provide assistance in any which way they can. Amid the proliferation of the standard convenience stores like 7-11 that are opened 24/7, the sari-sari store is still alive and kicking although the usual shop hours are from 6 am to 10 pm. As part of the culture, the sari-sari store is here to say.