Baler Surfer Alarmed by Piles of Trash Along Sabang Beach
The local government needs to step up.
(SPOT.ph) From a "dead whale" installation art to an Instagram account on trash-shaming, concerned citizens have gone to great lengths to remind us that we need to stop polluting our environment ASAP. There are also a number of suggestions to help solve our garbage problem, but it seems that it's just not enough especially if local government units don't even bat an eye about it. Such is the concern of Jovanne Lagman-Faraon, a Baler-based surfer and architect who took to Facebook to share an alarming sight: Piles and piles of trash along Sabang Beach that's an obvious aftermath of a crowded weekend in the surf town.
"The local government of Baler [in Aurora Province] does not prioritize garbage collections or practice proper segregation. Whenever someone is concerned and raises awareness to them, they would just pinpoint
She also revealed that "the LGUs purposely wanted this to happen because of personal issues of other landowners." According to her, there's a regulation in Baler that requires establishments to pay a fee for the garbage collectors to take their trash. "Bahala
By raising this concern, Faraon hopes that government officials can see the bigger picture. Both residents and tourists also need to learn to minimize the use of plastic, such as straws, shampoo sachets, and plastic cups. If this problem continues, we may soon have to say goodbye to the tropical paradise that our country is known for.