PAGPAG, Meal of the Day - Garbage Chicken a grim staple for Manila's poor

  • Published 2 years ago
  • 1

Pagpag is a term people in the Philippines use for “leftover food from restaurants”. This usually applies to fast-food restaurants. Poor people get these leftovers from garbage sites and dumps.

But the term can also apply to expired frozen meat, fish, and vegetables and fruits discarded by supermarkets.

The act of eating leftovers arose from the practical challenges in the Philippines. Faced with hunger and extreme poverty, Filipino people have the choice to eat leftovers, or starve. Most choose the former.

The popularity of pagpag has also evolved into a business. Selling pagpag is now a profitable business in areas where poor people live.

The short documentary tells exactly that story. The story of people involved with production and consumption of pagpag. How these scavengers live, and how pagpag has evolved into a staple food for the poor population in the Philippines. The health concerns are always there, but for some people, pagpag is all that they can afford.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Social
ticket without seat animation
youtube icon
03:05
New

This short animated movie won an Oscar. And it can teach us so much about life. It takes only three minutes to watch the short movie, but the lessons will stay with you forev...

  • 40
  • 11 hours ago
  • Not Rated
Social
children poverty in UK
youtube icon
59:00
New

When you think of poverty, you think of third-world countries in Africa. Like Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and similar countries where people work for cents per hour.But poverty is a w...

  • 164
  • 6 days ago
  • 8(1)
Social
living with size zero
youtube icon
43:15

Size 0 and 00 were invented due to the changing of clothing sizes over time. Modern size 0 clothing, depending on  brand and style, fits measurements of 30-22-32 to 33-2...

  • 268
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Social
living in America
youtube icon
53:44

One of the selling points of America is that it is the land where dreams come true. For most people, that is completely true.Many people leave their countries in order to purs...

  • 228
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,049 Videos / 10,161,394 Views
Tags

Related Articles
At the time of the disaster, the Soviet Union did not want to alert the Western World, and waited 36 hours for evacuatio...
  • 509
  • 3 months ago
There are 25 minorities in Yunnan, 25 of which have more than 5,000 members. Among them, 16 are indigenous. The biggest ...
  • 525
  • 3 months ago
Facebook was launched in 2004, at a time when MySpace was still the King of the social media. Younger people also used H...
  • 511
  • 3 months ago
Mosuo tribe families consist of 10 or more members, but all of the real estate and property is in the hands of the woman...
  • 1,016
  • 6 months ago