Netizens react to tons of garbage sent by South Korea to the Philippines

Netizens react to tons of garbage sent by South Korea to the Philippines

- Thousands of garbage from South Korea were found in Cagayan de Oro

- DENR said that it may have slipped through the Bureau of Customs

- The netizens had different reactions to the said issue

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Thousands of garbage were found in Cagayan de Oro City. The wastes were reported shipped from South Korea. KAMI learned from GMA News that according to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), it may have slipped through Bureau of Customs (BOC) due to misdeclaration.

According to DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda, there were other 51 containers discovered to be garbage or waste as well.

Netizens react to the tons of garbage sent by South Korea to the Philippines
Photo from GMA News
Source: Facebook

Environmental groups have been urging to return the waste back in South Korea. EcoWaste Coalition’s national coordinator Aileen Lucero said that the dumping of waste in the country is “outrageous” and “unacceptable”.

“It's high time for the Philippines to disallow garbage imports and to demand that developed countries, as well as manufacturers of plastics and other disposable goods, take full responsibility for their products throughout their whole life cycle," Lucero stated.

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Known to be fanatics of both Korean dramas and Korean pop music (K-pop), some Filipino netizens commented on the issue. Here are some of their opinions on the Facebook page of GMA News:

“Tapos ang gusto pa sa college na pag aralan ang salita ng Korea samantalang basura lang pala ang tingin nila sa atin”
“Habang ang mga pinoy ay humaling na humaling sa kpop at kdrama. Pero ang taga sokor tingin satin ay BASURA”
“phil is becoming a dumping ground of garbage, transit point of drugs and who did this, of course they are not true filipinos, they pretend to be but they are not...”
“Ano tayo tambakan ng basura grrrrabe naman problema na nga natin basura dto pa sa atin itatambak daling ibang bansa”
“Luh matapos namin Suportahan kdrama at Music nila ganto gagawin Ng Korea satin???? Dewoawoawoawoa”

In a report by KAMI before, huge amount of illegal drugs slipped through BOC. President Rodrigo Duterter then announced that the military forces will be taking over the operations of BOC to avoid the corruption in the agency.

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