During our walk back to our lodging in Batad from Patte (the highest rice terrace of Batad) we came across two children that were throwing spoonful water at the ground and carefully observing the vicinity where the water fell.
The children told us that they were catching earthworms. By mixing the water with soap and throwing the solution to the ground the earthworms gets irritated and surfaces, that is when they would catch the worms and dip them in the solution.
Why do they do this to earthworms?
Earthworms are considered as pests in Banaue. They grow very large that they have been called