Around 200 arrested over illegal dumping of garbage in Manila

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Manila, Philippines – To promote discipline in Manila, the police arrested around 200 littering violators or illegal dumping of garbage on Tuesday.

An Executive Order 39 on Oct. 22 issued by Mayor Joseph Estrada creating the Task Force ‘Malinis na Kapaligiran’ which will strictly implement the cleanliness drive through enforcement of the city’s anti-littering ordinances and by arresting the violators.

The mayor faced the violators at the Bulwagan in Manila City Hall on Tuesday and said that he could not accept the people violating the law, further polluting the environment.

“Littering is an economic, environmental and social burden. When the environment is polluted and defaced with litter, it affects our ability to promote Manila as a tourist destination,” Estrada said

“However, some citizens are disregarding the law with impunity,” he added

The local government of Manila is intensifying the campaign against unabated littering of irresponsible individuals, poor garbage disposal by households, and delays in the transportation of garbage.

The apprehended individuals will be charged of violating City Ordinance 7866 or Illegal Disposal of Garbage and will be penalized of P3000,00 or 30 days of imprisonment or it could be both depends on the court decision.

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  1. Tama lamang na maparusahan. Pag di pa nman magtanda. Salot sa bayan. Dahil sa walang kapararakang pagtatapon ng basura, nakakadiri tuloy ang itsura ng mga lugar, at mabaho pa.

  2. This is the weakness of majority of us Filipino.... Dirty lifestyle and No Disciplines in Life... Cleanliness is always next to godliness!