Stephen Hawking summed up what are basically Filipino’s. They have no idea about the environment, they think they do, they have become “numbed” to trash. Many have never been overseas and have no real education on what is clean and unclean – proper ways to deal with rubbish.
The main purpose of this article was to raise discussion about the INAYAWAN LAND FILL in CEBU which is a toxic time bomb waiting to go off. See below.
People that are in the Philippines have become used to trash everywhere – on the street, in the waterways, in the park lands – everywhere you turn and look. Its appalling. Worse still, Filipinos throw rubbish on the ground and think nothing of it, even questioning “why” – as in what is wrong with throwing the rubbish on the ground because they are used to creating work – having someone else sweep it up. WTF? how stupid do people have to be to start questioning why they should be able to throw rubbish on the ground.
The mindlessness of throwing trash on the street is handed down from generation to generation. Filipinos are highly defensive when it comes to being told that their actions are wrong. The reactions by Filipinos as to stop throwing rubbish and clean up your trash is unbelievable.
Filipinos label people who are outspoken about rubbish in the streets as trouble makers!
People have been labelled as trouble makers, “persona non grata” or unwelcome, asked to leave the country, faced the need to make a public apology. This is what narcissists do – they react badly to any form of criticism even making the person who has good intentions feel bad, belittled and shamed. An example of being declared persona non grata but search google, there are many including bloggers who dared mention the rubbish.
Trash and the amount of it have nothing to do with economics. You don’t need to be rich or poor to sort out your trash properly.
Stephen Hawking this week came out with a quote that would be typically relevant to Filipino’s. I an apply Stephen’s same statement in Filipino terms in that “Filipinos are a danger to themselves by their greed and stupidity. Filipino’s cannot look inward at themselves and see THEY HAVE A FUCKING TRASH PROBLEM.
Do Filipinos love the Philippines?
I think not, the vast majority if they loved the country so much would not be throwing trash everywhere as they do.
If you love something why abuse it? Why to throw trash on the ground. They don’t throw trash around their home, do they? Yes, Filipinos only care about themselves – their homes but outside the front gate – they don’t give a shit about others, people, fellow Filipino and their country.
Worse still is the church teaches nothing about loving the environment. Its really sad that a church teaching about loving god cannot even teach the basics of what god has provided. Why? Because Filipinos and the society practicing Filipino culture is all self referenced, self focused and thinking about themselves and not the outward environment.
I’ve questioned many and they cannot see the relationship between throwing the trash on the ground and where it ends up – in the waterways to flood the streets, on the beaches and being burnt to pollute the air with toxic smoke.
Religious parades – I have seen people trashing the oceans – take for instance religious ceremonies on the beach. The boat comes in bearing a statue and the people in their hundreds that have been standing around for their self-religious gratification processes have been throwing plastic drink bags, straws, packets of chips and food packaging on the ground. Its fucking disgusting. Numbed, mind numbed to anything going on with the environment, like animals waiting for the boat to bring in a catholic statue.
There is no concept of “CAUSE” and “EFFECT”
Let me give you an example. With horror, i witnessed tourism operators taking Koreans out on boats and cruising around looking at the reefs and islands. The boats came back and at the end all the rubbish was swept by the boat crew into the water, leaving floating plastic bottles and plastic chip, sweet wraps. That is how Filipinos are – they cannot see the cause (their actions) and the effect and how it impacts.
Let me take the example of the tourists one step further. What if the rubbish got so bad the tourists weren’t interested in the island hopping trips. A Filipino response would not be self-acknowledgement “we fucked up”, they would never say “sorry”, a word even the president finds hard to say, they wouldn’t acknowledge anything – the Filipino response would be – “lack of customers sir”. Yes, this is how the thinking is that they cannot see their actions and the reactions. Filipinos have ZERO fucking concept of action and reaction, cause and effect. It’s just here and now mentality, not what I do today – affects this TOMMORROW.
Other examples where Filipinos cannot see the relationship between one action and its end result is RUBBISH thrown on the street and flooding.
It’s not about the drains. Take Mandaue, bigger drains have been built. Filipino’s throwing rubbish into drains. Bigger drains mean more rubbish can be thrown into it. Take rubbish bins, wheely bins – Filipino thinking sees these items as a means to store water. It’s mind boggling how stupid they are.
The drains case is a classic example of how Filipinos think. There is a problem (flooding) through rubbish dumping, build bigger drains = more and more rubbish is thrown in. WHY NOT educate and get tough on these litterers?! not keep building bigger and bigger drains.
This really pisses me off. Burning fucking rubbish is second to my next hate – fishing with dynamite on reefs in the Philippines.
You can watch the video here – for some reason, I couldn’t embed it in this post. These fuckwits are burning rubbish what it seems to have been observed by the person taking the video – by the waters edge. How can these Fuckers be so serious to let plastics, burnt plastics at that go into the natural environment?
GORMLESS -!! FUCKING DEAD SHIT, DEAD HEAD, BOTTOM OF THE HUMAN FEEDING CHAIN – GORMLESS.
I found this video online for example. Anyone posting such videos and going onto Facebook would be seen as attacking Filipinos and would be declared persona non grata, upsetting the “status quo” and being a trouble maker.
INAYAWAN LANDFILL, CEBU
Have a look at this. Inayawan land fill is about to be reopened. It was closed some years ago but is being reopened.
Can you imagine the toxicity of the ocean and surrounding waterways? Many locals use ground water. Have adequate studies been done? All those old batteries, cleaning products, acids, plastics and more – a toxic time bomb leaching into water ways and the ocean.
I can also imagine all the plastics blowing into the water and being fed out by currents and flooding to the ocean.
I can only imagine poisoning of the ecosystem and the fish habitats that people will eat. Will there be a cancer risk for future generations of Filipinos?
Look where its located, right near a waterway leading to the ocean.
DESPITE possible violations, Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña said he will reopen the landfill in Barangay Inayawan as a temporary measure until the city’s garbage problem is solved.
Described as a temporary measure. Yep, that’s how Filipinos think. Standby, temporary. They don’t want to deal with things LONG TERM, deal with things properly to get the job done and fixed.
This is a toxic time bomb waiting to go off.
Disposing of trash properly starts from the time it leaves Filipinos fingers. It doesn’t matter if they are rich or poor. It’s not taught to them to be clean. Its like time, we all have the same amount of time in the day, week as a rich person or poor person – fingers are the same – just Filipinos cannot pickup their own rubbish or dispose of it properly.