BOSTON, Massachusetts (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – In her recent radio program ‘BISErbisyong Leni,’ Philippines Vice President said that during her two-day stay in Boston to help her daughter settle in her apartment, they picked garbage in search of usable items. It is a practice called ‘garbage diving.’ (Robredo’s daughter starts school at Harvard this semester.)
Now, the City of Boston is planning to investigate Robredo for a possible criminal act.
While in general, U.S. courts have ruled that garbage diving is not illegal, it all depends on local ordinances promulgated by cities and states.
Garbage diving is not illegal in Boston EXCEPT when the garbage bins are located inside private property, in which case it would constitute trespassing which is defintely against U.S. Law.
The Boston Police Department is appealing to residents who may have witnessed the Reobredos’ garbage diving to contact its offices. Investigators are now also going through dozens of CCTV tapes looking for evidence that could implicate the VP in the commission of a crime.
Moral of the story: sometimes, it’s best to just shut up!