Ukay-Ukay - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ukay-Ukay


Baguio night market in danger of closure

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Famous for its stalls selling 'ukay-ukay' and souvenior items, the night market along Harrison Road has vendors who violate sanitation rules

THE NIGHT MARKET along Harrison Road has become a tourist attraction in Baguio City. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

Customs seizes P33 million in smuggled goods

May 07, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The smuggled goods include makeup, sacks of rice, office chairs, and used clothing or ukay-ukay

P33-M worth of various goods seized in two Manila ports. Photos from Bureau of Customs

Smuggling charges filed against Davao ukay-ukay merchandisers, brokers

Jan 31, 2018 - 8:04 PM

G-Joyce Enterprises and Zainar General Merchandise are charged separately with importing prohibited used clothing and rags with a value of over P4 million

SMUGGLED UKAY-UKAY. The Bureau of Customs inspects a shipment. Photo from

Illegal? What you need to know about ukay-ukay

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:26 PM

The commercial importation of secondhand clothing has been illegal since 1966

Duterte dares critics to prove son behind 'ukay' smuggling

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte explains that his son Paolo is just helping his in laws described by Duterte as Muslim vendors selling jars and ukay ukay in Davao

FATHER AND SON. President Rodrigo Duterte (right) dares critics to prove that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (left), is behind smuggling. Malacañang file photo

Smuggled goods in 21 containers of 'ukay-ukay' in Misamis Oriental

Aug 01, 2015 - 6:34 PM

The Bureau of Customs says it is its biggest seizure of used clothing

USED CLOTHING. Ukay-ukay stores are widespread in the Philippines despite an embargo on importing of used clothing for commercial purposes since 1966. File photo from WikiPilipinas

P22-M smuggled ‘ukay-ukay’ seized in Baguio

Sep 03, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Erring ‘ukay ukay’ importers take advantage of freeport zones to evade tax duties says the Bureau of Customs

The university of ukay

Dec 02, 2012 - 9:53 PM

Read this first before you scour through the racks of an ukay ukay store for the first time

GREAT FINDS. You'll find useful items in an ukay-ukay store if you have the patience to scour through racks. Screen grab from YouTube (Jeff Werner)