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About OTHER Filipinos than the tribes living in mountains:

A Filipina lived rural as kid but living in Puero Princesa CITY now found recently during covid a big crab at beach so they got party

I don't know if it's common in the Philippines but in e g Thailand when foreigers run away when seeing a snake, then Thai run too but to get a stick to catch a snake as dinner
A close to 40yo Thai woman grown up in rural village told me that's so common there so she had seen only 2 alive snakes in her whole life around her village!
(Although basicly it's a country with a lot of snakes. In same region there is a village known for having "fights" between a snake and a human, the human NOT using any weapon they just block or try to avoid being biten. Kids fight against not venamous snakes but bites hurt, while grown ups REALY fight against venamous snakes which can be seen at deformation injuries at survivors.)

I know of a few Filipinos forage some wild growing food (as ginger and turmeric) but it seem very rare even during covid!!!
A Filipina I know complain often they are hungry, which they sure are often. I told her before covid too to go to the mountain forest/djungle to look for food including telling her what food can be there, but she find it to far although it's just less than 1000meters to the biger mountains!!! But I know that's very far in Filipino messure

Some small groups of Americans were droped in remote parts of the Philippines in a surviving reality TV. One group walked just at the beach starving saying
-No food here...

while a neighbour group found rather much food both in djungle and from sea...
(Swedish "Survivor/Robinson" were recorded a few years ago at islands belonging to El Nido, Palawan, but that's not normal surviving, it's more about "surviving" some idiots in the big groups

During warm season in Sweden I have foraged a lot of food even from I were only 7yo, leaving at mornings and didn't need to go home for lunch by eating what I found in the forest. As grown up I have halfed my food costs during warn season just by picking things I like, spending 2 hours or so at good weather days, make the freezer full too.
There are many MORE wild growing food types in Phils than in Sweden...

What's your experiences of Filipinos trying to forage - or not ?
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My opinion is everything has been picked clean that can be by decades of poverty. If it's anywhere in close proximity to people its gone. Even the neighbor's farm is up for grabs if not guarded. Ever notice how you don't see birds flitting around all over like in the West?
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A filipino will eat anything with legs except the table. Have you noticed how little road kill there is.
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If it's anywhere in close proximity to people
I have noticed before many Filipinos count close as very far

E g I asked a Filipina:
-How deep is the river at your village during dry period?
-??? No river at our river.
-But it's a river where the road behind your village ends.
-Oh that river! That's faaar away.
It's 200 meters from their house in the middle of the villaga...
That very poor family take tricycle 400 meters when they have money. That's same distance as I have to my mailbox...

So I wonder if they have checked for food more than just close to roads?
The ccomplainiing Filipina, I talked about im the start post, haven't even went to look!

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I am living near the sea and yet see lots of locals buying canned fish.

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People don't exactly forage in our region of Laguna but they do hang out by the lake and fish with nets or wait for the boats that carry the tiny lake shells and they eat the shells daily, (it's free) like a soup with ginger or the small Candule (cat fish) that gets caught up in the nets they make into adobo.

I live next to the In-laws we are all on family squatted land and over the years I've learned how to plant gabi (taro root) and so it wasn't until the older brother passed away that I noticed I was growing gabi roots because up until then I never had much if any roots and it turns out that the dog barking late at night was because they were taking the roots, my wife tells me he has the grand kids do the dirty work... so ha haa I guess they were foraging after all ha ha. Now that he's gone this year was boom on taro roots, I ended up giving a bag of taro roots to all family members, I sold some and eat the rest.

I've planted much more this year and might plant some more, it's not an easy job either, it's hard work the soil next to the water is full of garbage, rope, nets, plastic, shoes/sandals and it's a challenge to dig every single hole so when someone helps themselves it sort of hurts, especially when they have their own land to plant on.

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People don't exactly forage in our region of Laguna but they do hang out by the lake and fish with nets or wait for the boats that carry the tiny lake shells and they eat the shells daily, (it's free) like a soup with ginger or the small Candule (cat fish) that gets caught up in the nets they make into adobo.

I live next to the In-laws we are all on family squatted land and over the years I've learned how to plant gabi (taro root) and so it wasn't until the older brother passed away that I noticed I was growing gabi roots because up until then I never had much if any roots and it turns out that the dog barking late at night was because they were taking the roots, my wife tells me he has the grand kids do the dirty work... so ha haa I guess they were foraging after all ha ha. Now that he's gone this year was boom on taro roots, I ended up giving a bag of taro roots to all family members, I sold some and eat the rest.

I've planted much more this year and might plant some more, it's not an easy job either, it's hard work the soil next to the water is full of garbage, rope, nets, plastic, shoes/sandals and it's a challenge to dig every single hole so when someone helps themselves it sort of hurts, especially when they have their own land to plant on.
Our watermelon crop was foraged a couple years ago.
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Our watermelon crop was foraged a couple years ago.
Yes we have lost bits and pieces. They often don't just take one or two pieces for their own use but strip the whole crop to sell.
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I don't count snatching at farmfields as "foraging" although that's typical dishonest LAZY people
I mean go to look for WILD growing things.

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I am living near the sea and yet see lots of locals buying canned fish.
My wife prefers canned, or dried, fish. Easier to prepare. Cleaning fish is messy ha ha
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