- Piles of garbage were found in different popular pilgrimage sites on Good Friday
- A netizen also shared the trash left by those who did the Alay Lakad at a church in Antipolo
- An environmental advocate group reminded the Filipino Catholics to be responsible for their waste
The environmental advocate group EcoWaste Coalition expressed their dismay over the pilgrims who left thousands of garbage in popular pilgrimage sites and churches in the country on Good Friday.
KAMI learned that the environmental group reminded all those who still followed the “tradition”, participated in this year’s Alay Lakad and visited different pilgrimage sites to be responsible of their trash as they observe the Holy Week.
“We regret that our appeal for a garbage-free Holy Week remain unheeded as many devotees, without any sense of guilt or shame, left their discards anywhere,” EcoWaste Coalition National Coordinator Aileen Lucero said, as posted by the Philippine Star on Twitter.
According to a report by the Inquirer (author Gabriel Pabico Lalu), a Filipino citizen shared on Facebook how those who participated in the Alay Lakad “disrespected” the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Church in the Antipolo City.
“Hindi po isang malaking basurahan ang aming simbahan, kung wala po pag tatapunan itago muna ang iyong kalat at itapon sa tama,” the netizen wrote.
Alay Lakad has been a tradition of Filipino members of the Catholic Church during the Holy Week where devotees would walk more than 11 kilometers and pass by different Stations of the Cross.
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