The Philippines Part 2

35 Life in the Philippines pt 1 | A Foreigner’s Perspective

18 mei 2019

I visited the Philippines to get a glimpse of the everyday lives of Filipinos. Thanks to our sponsor ExpressVPN. Go to, to take back your Internet privacy TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months free.
Check out my previous video about commuting in Manila Check out part 2 – Homes, Family & Work Special thanks to all the locals that showed me around. You know who you are!
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36 Life in the Philippines pt 2 | Homes, Family & Work

31 mei 2019

In this 3rd Philippines video, I visit families, go on house tours, and discuss work. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring! Get your first audiobook and two Audible originals free when you try Audible for 30 days. Visit or text lifewhereimfrom to 500 500!

37 Life in the Philippines pt 3 | A Tourist’s Perspective

10 aug. 2019

For this final video in my series on life in the Philippines I talked about my experience as a tourist, both the beautiful scenery I saw, and visitor vs. local pricing. If you’re taking a vacation to the Philippines, I hope you’ll find my trip a tiny bit enlightening.

38 What Commuting in Philippines’ Capital (Manila) is Like

10 apr. 2019

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Other videos in the Philippines series:
– Life in the Philippines pt 1 | A Foreigner’s Perspective
– Life in the Philippines pt 2 | Homes, Family & Work
When I talked to friends and the Life Where I’m From community about going to the capital city of the Philippines, Manila, many warned me about the traffic. One community member even offered to show me her commute, so of course, I jumped at the opportunity.
At first I thought, oh yeah, everyone complains about their area’s drivers, and the congestion is bad, and you know, here it’s the worst. But after reading some reports, traffic in the Philippines, and especially Manila, really is some of the worst in the world.
I’ve filmed a lot about the Philippines, so I might be making 2-3 more videos, and perhaps one that talks specifically about Manila’s Traffic problem.
What’s the commute like where you’re from?

39 Payatas Manila (Poverty in the Philippines, the Consumption of PAGPAG) People Documentary Series

11 mei 2016

Hey guys,

I know this is very different from what i usually do, but i really wanted to do more this 2016. We will start creating and producing documentary videos, whether long or short, documenting stories that are speak of our present or raise awareness and hopefully serve as time capsules for future generations.

Here is my first video in collaboration with the good hearted people of Kiehl’s Philippines.

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It is a well-known fact all over the world that Kiehl’s is a company committed to giving back. With philanthropy ingrained in the brand’s DNA, the very experience of shopping at Kiehl’s is defined by the need to take care of one’s skin, as well as to support its multiple charitable initiatives. “ Kiehl’s Gives” is the global platform that the company uses to push forth its key altruistic endeavors: the fight against HIV/AIDS to children’s causes, and, finally, the environment. A fervent commitment established by its founding family, the “Mission of Kiehl’s ”is to nurture the communities in which it serves its patrons.

Annually, Kiehl’s raises funds and awareness for its philanthropic pillars by partnering with influential figures in society—including the likes of Brad Pitt, Alicia Keys, Julianne Moore, and Pharrell Williams, among many others— to develop programs and create limited edition products that benefit charitable organizations around the world.

The beginning of any Kiehl’s collaboration is simple: It starts with a common vision to support community-building initiatives. It is this shared desire to give back that the brand and its influencers act upon, forging real partnerships to give back to the society together.

40 Would you eat recycled landfill meat? – BBC News


26 feb. 2018

Ever wonder what happens to restaurant leftovers? In the Philippine capital, Manila, meat is recycled from landfill tips, washed and re-cooked. It’s called “pagpag” and it’s eaten by the poorest people who can’t afford to buy fresh meat.
Warning: You may wish to skip this one if you have a delicate disposition.
Video journalist: Howard Johnson / Producer: Virma Simonette.

41 Inside The Filipino Slums Selling ‘Pagpag’ Recycled Food

14 feb. 2019

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Stomach churning footage shows how hard-up Filipinos eat meals made from waste food – that has been re-cooked and sold as a new dish.

Tens of thousands of locals feast every day on the revolting left-over junk food – known as ‘pagpag’ – which is scraped together from restaurant bins in slums around the capital Manila.

The practice – which is illegal – sees stall owners gather half-eaten burgers, pieces of fried chicken and sausages before mixing them together and boiling them to kill the germs.

They then sell the recycled food from the likes of JolliBee, McDonalds and KFC, for between 10 Pesos (15 pence) and 20 pesos (30 pence) a plate.

Despite the health concerns, the popularity of ‘pagpag’ has boomed among the city’s increasing population of poor who struggle to afford fresh food. Officials have even praised pagpag for helping to reduce levels of hunger in the country.

”I eat pagpag every day,” said resident Manuel, in the slum community of Helping Land in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday.

”It’s tasty and I only pay 20 pesos for the food. I’ve been eating this for the last four of five years, maybe longer.”

In Tondo, a small scale market has emerged where pagpag is served up with rice at dozens of different wooden shacks and stalls.

The food – sometimes mixed with sauces or herbs – is called pagpag after the Filipino term which means to ‘to shake and remove the dirt’. It is gathered from the bins outside fast-food shops and the area’s garbage sites.

The practice started more than 40 years ago in landfill communities and has grown in popularity among the city’s poor. It allows people to scrape together a living by trawling rubbish bins and dumps in the early hours of the morning before they’re collected by trucks.

They then sell the re-hashed food, which can also include slices of pizza, spaghetti or potatoes, throughout the day.

To make sure that it is ‘clean’ the street food vendors boil it in water first before re-cooking it into another dish.

Manila Health Department said that the practice is illegal and could potentially put the lives of people eating it at risk. They have conducted information drives and even suggested that restaurants put odorants in their garbage bags to prevent the pagpag collectors from taking it. The restaurants are also being fined if they are caught giving out their leftover wastes to Pagpag collectors.

Despite this, people are still buying Pagpag as it is cheap and easily available. Some people say that it tastes good, as the meat was already seasoned by restaurants.

Welfare groups have also credited pagpag with reducing the levels of starvation and hunger in the city, which has been steadily dropping since 2015.

”We would like to attribute this development to the proliferation of ‘pagpag’ food. It’s very cheap, very delicious and easily accessible to the poor,” said Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-Nagkaisa spokesman Alan Tanjusay.

42 Restaurant waste served up as food called ’pagpag’ by poor Filipinos struggling to survive

27 jul. 2019

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Thousands of hungry families living in slums in the Philippines are surviving on what is locally known as pagpag, a dish made from discarded restaurant food. Scavenged from garbage bins and collection sites, the food destined for landfills is washed and recooked before being sold.
The country’s national anti-poverty commission has issued warnings about pagpag, a name which refers to “shaking off” dirt, saying it can contribute to malnutrition.
While there are no reported cases of deaths related to pagpag consumption so far, there are concerns about its links to diseases such as Hepatitis A, typhoid, diarrhoea and cholera.
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43 This Grandma Cooks Garbage Food Waste To Survive In The Philippines | THE VOICELESS #15

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12 jul. 2019

Millions of Filipinos suffer from hunger and are malnourished. According to the World Hunger Report, there are still some 14 million undernourished Filipinos and 13 million food-insecure Filipinos. Taken together, these account for nearly a third of the country’s population.
Many of these people cannot afford a single meal, so they resort to buying pagpag–leftover food collected from garbage and dumps, which are recycled for selling. We visited Tondo, one of the slums located in Manila, where we met up with Mama Rosita, a cook and vendor of pagpag.

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44 Storm Rising : The Slum (Episode 3) | Al Jazeera Documentaries

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3 okt. 2014

Storm Rising: Manila’s slum dwellers under threat

Sandwiched between a polluted harbor and a busy highway is the charcoal- making a community of Ulingan- in Manila, with a population of 40,000.

Husband and wife team Judy and Babes Barines have operated a charcoal pit for the last nine years. They invested all their savings in charcoal-making but have to make some difficult decisions when their investment is wiped out by a tropical storm that hits the south of the country.

A few kilometers east of the Barines’ charcoal pits, corn seller and mother of nine, Bebe, is starting work. But she has not managed to escape the storm either. She has to repair her makeshift home under a bridge and work out how to make a living as her supply of corn dries up.

Meanwhile, Pilipinas Got Talent superstar, Frankendal, is also feeling the effects of the typhoon. He has not heard from his mother and grandmother since the storm, so he heads to the region to look for them. As a former slum dweller, he knows just how precarious life can be.

The six part-series follows residents of Manila’s Tondo slums as they live, love, survive and aspire in some of the world’s toughest living conditions.

45 Travel to Manila Philippines and Meet this Poor Little Girl and Her Family. Poverty in the Slums

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3 dec. 2016

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We need people like you so we can reach poor Filipino families one at a time.

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46 Travel to the Philippines and Meet this Young Filipina who Dreams of Having a Pair of Shoes

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3 dec. 2019

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47 A Poor Filipino Child Looking for Food in the TRASH. Filipino Family Living in Extreme Poverty

10 feb. 2017

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Let’s say thank you to all the donors folks.
To all the donors: You made another Filipino family, happy…

Reaching 1 Filipino family at a time my friends…..

But I will be honest with you guys, we need your continues support. We need your continues support to continue this humble project of ours.
We need people like you so we can reach poor Filipino families one at a time.

I’ve been helping and reaching my fellow Filipinos for more than a decade. This time guys, I need your help. I need your helping hands to give joy to Filipino families one at a time.


48 The Homeless People of the Philippines. Travel to Manila Philippines and Meet Poor Filipinos

9 okt. 2019

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49 Envoyé spécial. Philippines : carnage d’Etat – 3 novembre 2016 (France 2)

27 apr. 2017

50 Pope Francis breaks away from official itinerary, to meet with street kids in Manila

51 Le Pape découvre la réalité des enfants des rues de Manille

18 jan. 2015

Anak Tnk, la fondation de Manille consacrées aux enfant des rues animée par le religieux français Matthieu Dauchez a reçu la visite surprise du Pape François

52 Manila’s Makeshift Railway Trolley Taxis

5 nov. 2014

It looks like madness, but one of the quickest ways to get around Manila is on a makeshift trolley on the railway line dodging between trains. Mark Davis meets some of those making a living driving trolley taxis.
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53 Chaos on the railways Manila Philippines

19 sep. 2009

Home made trollies share the rails of Manila with trains, a recipe for chaos…

54 BBC documentary – Steam trains in the Philippines

5 jan. 2015

Rare and interesting documentary about the continued use of steam in rural areas

55 Organic Farming in the Philippines: Living Asia Channel Documentary Organic Negros Occidental

6 aug. 2014

Negros Occidental showcases its top Agri Tourism sites and showing why it is the Organic Food Bowl of the country in this 2014 Living Asia Channel Documentary.


Organic Farming, more than a method, has become a movement that has been around for more than a century.

Today it’s often associated with Sustainable Agriculture, Health Advocacy and Agriculture independence.

As the movement continue it’s struggle… But a new avenue may provide the means to branch out further to Farm tourism, with the intention to bring together Sustainable Agribusiness and Eco tourism.

Can the growing organic industry bridge the best of both worlds?

One such province in the Philippines is daring to take on this big ambition.

Join us as we explore the farm tourism industry of Negros Occidental and meet the people willing and open to share their business insights.

56 Negros Occidental’s Sustainable Agriculture Programs 2015


28 jun. 2015

A compilation of the Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines Agriculture Programs presented during the visit of Department of Agriculture Secretary Procy Alcala last June 23, 2015. Produced by the Provincial Information Office.

57 The Philippines: From the slums to a model farm | Global 3000

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15 sep. 2014

Almost a third of Filipinos work on farms, but most of them earn very little. Many leave the countryside and end up in urban slums. Rural development programs seek to slow or reverse that trend. Cherrie Atilano runs a farm for former slum-dwellers.
At ‘Enchanted Farm’, each family has a house with running water and electricity. The adults learn new skills, and the children go to school.
More from this edition of Global 3000:…

58 “KALAM” A Documentary Film

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15 feb. 2019

In a country where over 8 million are food-poor, food scavenging has sadly become a norm for many families.
Others call it trash, but for them, it’s their “meal of the day.”
Sautéed with a bit of oil, garlic, and a choice between patis or toyo, are various parts of fried chicken. However, what remains of the chicken are mostly just bones.
In the Philippines, these recycled meals are called “pagpag,” which roughly translates to “dusted off food.” Families scour dumpsites for what appears to be “still edible.”
The sound of garbage trucks, carrying leftovers from fast food chains, signals meal time.
Families clean the leftover food by dusting it off (pagpagin). To be extra sure, others wash the leftovers before boiling or frying – modifying someone’s dinner leftovers into someone else’s breakfast.
Pagpag is also a business. Some food scavengers sell their pagpag, sometimes giving discounts to neighbors and patrons.
Health professionals warn against the dangers of eating pagpag. They are at risk of getting salmonella and other illnesses. Eating nothing but pagpag can be detrimental to children’s health for they are not getting the nutrients needed for proper growth and development.
Despite these warnings, some families say they have no other choice. It’s either pagpag or nothing at all.

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59 Travel to the Philippines and go to a Slum Area. A Big Family Living Under 1 Roof

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60 Street Children of the Philippines


25 jan. 2009

We are a group from the Ateneo de Manila University helping Gawad Kalinga build houses for the homeless people. If you want to help us through donations or through any help you can give, email for details.

61 Les Orphelins de Manille

30 jun. 2020.

Depuis 8 ans, ils sont les anges gardiens des enfants de Manille. Le père Thomas et l’abbé Matthieu ont voué leurs existences au salut des 10 000 gosses des rues de la mégapole philippine. Ils ont créé la fondation Tulay Ng Kabataan, « Un pont pour les enfants ». Décharge de Vitas, la plus grande du monde, 7 hectares d’ordures. Ils sont des milliers à avoir élu domicile sur ce qu’ici on appelle « smokey mountain », la montagne fumante.
Réalisateur : Stéphane Rodriguez

62 Les enfants perdus de Manille

5 nov. 2018

Drogués, battus, violés qui voient dans cette ville la promesse d’une vie meilleure.On estime qu’ils sont près de 300.000, passant leur journée à errer, mendier, se droguer, voler dans cette ville qui n’est plus qu’un mirage. Sans espoir, ils font partie du décor. C’est à peine si l’on fait attention à eux. Une image ordinaire à laquelle les autorités philippines ont décidé de s’attaquer. Cacher cette détresse qu’on ne veut pas voir, c’est depuis quelques temps, le credo officiel. 
La mairie de Manille a mis en place un service de ramassage et la plupart des enfants ramassés lors de ” Rescue Mission ” se retrouvent à la prison pour enfants ou au Reception Action Center, le RAC, un centre social d’accueil… en fait, une prison qui ne dit pas son nom.

63 Street Children of the Philippines

25 jan. 2009

We are a group from the Ateneo de Manila University helping Gawad Kalinga build houses for the homeless people. If you want to help us through donations or through any help you can give, email for details.

64 Philippines Slums

24 dec. 2009

You may not like what you see, but it is the truth. People still live life to the fullest even in poverty.

65 The Philippines’ Baby Factory | 101 East


18 jan. 2018

The Philippines’ Baby Factory: They call it the “baby factory”. At the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in the Philippines’ capital, Manila, an infant is born every 12 minutes. Many of the new mothers are teenagers, some just 13.
This devoutly Catholic nation, where abortion is illegal, is the only Asian country where teenage pregnancy has increased in the last two decades.
Authorities say they want to reduce the birth rate, but the fight to make contraception readily available has been plagued by setbacks.
101 East investigates why children are having babies in the Philippines and meets some of the country’s youngest mothers.

66 COVID-19 In Philippines: The Starving Urban Poor. What Went Wrong? | Insight | Poverty In Asia

16 sep. 2020

The people in the Philippines are suffering from one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world. As the government struggles to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the ultra-strict quarantine and social distancing measures which have now stretched to more than half a year, have left the economy on its knees. The move has also left millions of people jobless and hungry. The dire situation has now pushed millions of people to the brink of starvation. Why did the pandemic hit the poorest of poor so hard? With the Philippine economy slipping into its worst recession in decades, can the poor pull themselves out from the crushing poverty? Will their cries for help be heard?

67 From Offcuts To Delicacies In Manila’s Biggest Slum, Tondo | Slumfood Millionaire | Full Episode

15 aug. 2020

23 minutes

Tondo is Manila’s biggest slum and some residents survive on just US$400 a year. Food vendors like Loida and Rado have come up with clever ways to make food that even the underprivileged can afford. These innovative cooks create crunchy and spicy chicken from leftovers, flavourful soup using unwanted pig intestines and affordable fried pork belly treats. Watch all episodes here:…

About Slumfood Millionaire: Embark on a mouth-watering journey through the slums of Asia, the last places on earth you would expect to find delicious foods. This unique documentary series celebrates the flavourful, and often unknown dishes made by talented cooks in the slums of Manila, Bangkok, Mumbai, Jakarta, Phnom Penh and Kota Kinabalu. Using cheap and overlooked ingredients, they cook up scrumptious dishes that are famous within the slums. Their passion and resilence prove that good food need not be expensive.

68 Backpacking The Philippines: 3 Weeks, 5 Islands

17 nov. 2017

Ever wanted to go on a backpacking adventure around the Philippines?

Me and my mate James are heading to the Philippines to travel for 3 weeks, but does it live up to the hype?

We’re planning to check out 5 different islands: Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Siargau and Palawan, and hopefully find out if it really is more fun in the Philippines.

Highlights of this travel documentary include partying at Mad Monkey Hostel in Boracay, swimming with whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu, checking out the Aguinid Falls, canyoning at Kawasan falls, exploring Siargao Island and island hopping around El Nido.

69 Bohol, Night Time, Food, Nightlife, Tour Philippines 🇵🇭

2 okt. 2020

Bohol, Night Time, Food, Nightlife, Tour Philippines 🇵🇭

70 Assignment Asia: How Philippines’ poor struggle under the lockdown

9 okt. 2020

To manage the COVID-19 outbreak, the Philippines has enforced strict quarantines, forcing people to stay home, or risk getting fined or even jailed. But for the urban poor, staying home is not a safer option. Many of them live in slums, in cramped living spaces, with poor sewage facilities and little to no access to clean water. 
At the height of the coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines, Cheryl Bandicantos spoke to one slum-dweller in Cebu about how she is surviving under the lockdown, and met a medical worker struggling to cope with a lack of supplies.

71 Garbage Meal #pagpag


28 feb. 2019

A family’s way to sustenance by selling and eating recycled landfill meat, locally known as PagPag. Pagpag is a portion of leftover food from fast foods and restaurants collected from dumps separated from hogwash. Preparation is simple, leftovers separated from hogwash (kanin baboy) and washed to remove the dirt from the surface and then boiled on hot water, believed to kill germs before they cook it to turn into another dish.
Sold cheaply for only 10 to 20 pesos, families who can’t afford to buy a decent meal eats pagpag as everyday sustenance in slums of Tondo, Manila.

72 Empire Files: Buying a Slave – The Hidden World of US/Philippines Trafficking

16 mei 2017

Human trafficking is a hidden industry that brings in $150 billion in illegal profits every year. In the United States, tens of thousands are trafficked annually—the biggest clients being major hotel chains and foreign diplomats.
The Philippines is one of the largest labor exporters in the world. 6,000 Filipinos—mostly women—leave the country every single day to work, because of mass unemployment and poverty. Tricked by placement agencies, thousands end up living as virtual slaves.
Damayan, a New York-based organization led by Filipina domestic workers, is fighting this underground crisis. Abby Martin speaks to several members of the organization about how this exodus of women has devastated a generation of families, and how they are fighting back.

73 JFL Hidden Camera Pranks & Gags: Unlimited Bubblegum

25 feb. 2011

A bubblegum machine that keeps on giving. A presentation of the Just