Convenience stores and “sari-sari” stores carrying sundries can be found all over Metro Manila. The UP Consumers’ Cooperative within the UP Campus is also open from 8:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M. The closest grocery stores to the UP Campus are Shoppersville and Rustan’s Supermarket in Katipunan Avenue.
Filipinos spend a lot of time for recreation in shopping malls, hence its many shopping meccas across the metro. In Quezon City, TriNoMa mall, SM City North EDSA, Eastwood Mall, and Gateway Cubao, all around 20-30 minutes from the UP Campus, attract shoppers from nearby cities and provinces.
The SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City is the 10th largest mall in the world and is twenty minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. On the other hand, the upscale shopping complexes Glorietta and Greenbelt, are in Makati City, the country’s financial center. The shopping, dining and clubbing scene in nearby Bonifacio Global City is also ritzy and draws much of Metro Manila’s younger populations during weekends.