BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Baguio has moved quickly to deal with the stinky situation resulting from the closure of a major dumpsite in the city.
With the suspension of Irisan dumpsite, city residents have been advised that garbage collectors will no longer collect biodegradable trash (nabubulok).
But not to worry. The Baguio City Council has passed a resolution authorizing the shipment of compostable waste to Australia.
A spokesperson for the City Government told The Adobo Chronicles that two large shipping containers will arrve shortly and will be stationed at City Hall’s parking lot. Residents can then bring their nabubulok trash to City Hall.
Once full, containers will be shipped to Australia for composting. The compost will then be shipped back to Baguio to be used as fertilizer by fruit and vegetable farmers in neighboring La Trinidad.
All’s well that ends well in the Summer Capital of the Philippines.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte has had it with Baguio City’s evironmental and other problems. He has ordered the closure of the Philippines’ Summer Capital for six months.
This after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced on Saturday, June 29, that it has ordered the closure of the Irisan open dumpsite in Baguio City. This has prompted garbage collectors to inform city residents that they will no longer be collecting biodegradable trash.
”I cannot allow the site of my (Presidential) Summer Mansion House to be in a stinking city,” Duterte said.
Duterte had previously closed Boracay island for rehabilition, with great success. He expects to do the same for Baguio.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines will not go to war with China over giant clams (illegally fished out by the Chinese from Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea), but is prepared to declare war on Canada over its trash shipment that’s been stinking for many years now in Manila.
President Rodrigo Duterte warned Canada that if it does not take back its containers of trash shipped to the Philippines under the guise of being recyclable plastic, he is prepared to load the trash on a boat and personally dump it back on Canadian soil.
Duterte knows how to pick his battles. The Philippines may not be a match to China in terms of military might, but as for Canada? “Kaya natin yan,” he declared, suggesting the Philippines can easily win a war against Canada.
Duterte’s statement could all be rubbish, but Canada can’t say it wasn’t warned!