Honesty is the best policy in Batanes


Honesty Coffee Shop is a one of a kind store located in Ivana, Batanes.

What makes this Ivatan store interesting? No one looks after the merchandise so each customer is pretty much free to move inside the store.

Everyone is expected to be honest, the store owners trust the people enough to allow them to list the products they bought along with its corresponding price and then leave the payment in a drop box.

You can find an interesting sign on the wall that says “This store is too small for dishonest people,”.

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