This Foodie Creator Advocates for CLAYGO and You Should Too

CLAYGO is not new in the Philippines. There are a few establishments that enforce it but it’s not too popular in the country. When you travel abroad, you will see other countries practice CLAYGO in food courts, fast food chains, and even restaurants. It’s a pretty cool concept that saves many people time, especially during rush dining hours.


According to foodie creator Pancho Nesh of @foodtripbakamo, he started advocating for CLAYGO in 2021 when he noticed how so many people just leave dining areas in disarray. “I noticed that some people just left their used utensils and all the mess on the table”, Pancho shared. “I started it with myself, family, and close companions. They witnessed how I responsibly practice this simple advocacy. I also encouraged my small community and viewers on social media to also do the same and bit by bit explained to them my deeper reasons behind reviving CLAYGO. In effect, most of them are tagging on social media that they practiced CLAYGO. Some are tagging me whenever they see messy tables left by irresponsible customers and joking that they will report them to me”, he added.

As a Content Creator, Pancho uses his platforms to promote practicing CLAYGO. Since his content revolves around food, it is no surprise that Pancho found his advocacy that also involves food and/or dining. Pancho came from a corporate background, working as a Senior HR Manager of a Cargo Shipping company. He then found his love for food and content creation in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic thought me to become more creative and to adapt to the changes. I just simply shared my food experiences with the food we ordered online and the taste of the food we cooked at home. Eventually, I realized that I want to make a difference”, he shared.

We often practice CLAYGO at home and in our schools but when we dine out, we often leave the tables and expect servers to clean up. But we can always help them out, especially at food courts or dining areas where there’s high foot traffic. This is so we can let others seat at clean tables immediately and set an example to others as well.

“I realized that our food servers are exposed to health risks and we can help to reduce them by practicing CLAYGO. Also, I have been seeing numerous reports of abuse or mistreatment with our food servers and I wanted them to feel valuable and dignified through this small effort”, Pancho explained.

CLAYGO is a pretty simple concept and we can keep the surroundings clean if we practice this not just at home but also when we go out. “I wanted to make a difference by passing this practice to this generation and to the next ones — aiming to see my fellow countrymen promoting cleanliness and fairness in everything they do in life”, Pancho shared.