Check out this CNN story, http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/30/world/asia/philippines-pagpag-slums/?hpt=hp_c3. It’s a sad story made more sad by the fact that you have to watch an official Philippine tourism video “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” as an advertisement before you get to see the story about the poor eating garbage. It’s hard to image a worse placement for a Philippine tourism ad.
We buy chicken scraps from a restaurant chain to feed our dogs. We pay P25 per kilo or roughly 25 US cents per pound. This CNN story set in Manila describes how selling and consuming “pagpag” (restaurant waste) is a way of life for the poor there.