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    The natives of Puerto Galera primarily lived by fishing, crude farming, and hunting. They raised animals and planted rice, corn, sweet potatoes and other root crops, using the slash-and-burn method until the Spaniards introduced to them the use of plow.

    Today, however, most of the locals are engaged in various sorts of tourism-related livelihood. The others are either into farming, livestock raising, fishing, or minimg.

    The major produce of the town includes rice, banana, corn, vegetables, root crops, mango, and coconut. Livestock production consists of chicken, cattle, pig and goat.

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    While land quarrying and mining yield non-metallic minerals like marble, sand gravel and boulders for construction. The marble mine in Barangay San Isidro, which boasts of 17 shades of marble and which has become a major tourist attraction, is estimated to last for centuries of mining operation.

    Based on the survey conducted by the Municipal Planning and Development Office in 1997, Puerto Galera has a total population of 20,439 - an increase of 4.88% from the 1995 census. This rapid growth in population is partly attributed to the influx of migrants due to the booming tourism industry.

    The population is relatively young with 13,621 people (69.91%) belonging to the age bracket of 25 years and younger.

    A tribe of the Mangyan ethnic group, the Irayas, also form part of the local population.

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Make a Wind Chime

The sound of a wind time in the summer breeze is very relaxing and making one can occupy the children for an afternoon. The materials you will need are items that will
make a pretty sound when they rub against each other (shells, beads, or even old utensils), something sharp to poke a hole through each item, a hammer, string, a round
item (a lid or piece of wood) for the top, and a hook to hang the wind chime.

Once all the items are collected the adult should use the hammer and sharp object (such as a screwdriver) to make a hole in each object. If the item is too hard to make a hole in
(like a rock) tie string around it several times until it is secured. After the holes are made tie a piece of string to each item. Make a Wind Chime

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