The Mamanwas rely on the subsistence economy which is a hand-to- mouth existence. They are many food-gatherers who move from one place to another depending upon the supply of food found in the place. They gather rattan poles, orchids, tubers, nuts and honey. As food gatherers, they use a variety of traps and hunting methods. Hunting intensifies during reiny season from November to April. In the forest, Mamanwas set up the bayatik (spear traps) and the gahong (pit traps) for animals like deer, wild pigs, monitor lizards, iguanas, monkeys and large birds.