My wife's parents are locals. Mrs OZ was born here and did most of her education in the Philippines with just a nursing degree and masters in los angeles. Hr really is awesome but says I painted her in too positive a light here so I will add that she has a real mean streak if she is crossed. I have whole threads telling those stories lol. Bamboo flooring is sold at lumber liquidators as well as home depot for 2 to 3 bucks a square foot. Its truly a renuable resource with rapier growth rates. Fish is the TRUE staple of the philippines. Its one of the few things even the poorest can catch and eat. Well it was. 90 million people increase the burden on all natural resources.... including my chickens.