Undas aftermath: Tons of garbage-A A +A
Saturday, November 2, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Even with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' plea to keep cemeteries here garbage-free on All Saints' Day, tons of unsegregated solid waste were still left by people who brought along with them food and drinks packed in plastic and other materials.
The Undas aftermath, said Bert Basilio, chief caretaker of a private memorial park in this city, will take more than a month to clean up as usual.
"Ganito po parati. Marami naman basurahan dito pero iniwan pa rin nila iyung basura na sabog-sabog. Mga higit sa isang buwan po naming lilinisin ito," he said.
But folks said there were not enough garbage bins in the cemeteries and memorial parks that many had to dispose of the garbage in vacant tombs and areas bordering their sites.
People scampered hurriedly and left garbage as heavy rains fell an hour-long, to punctuate the mid-evening observance of Undas.
An official of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office told Sun.Star Pampanga that they would help collect the piles of garbage immediately.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on November 03, 2013.