Filipino environmental “activists” are up in arms over a plan to drop thousands of balloons as part of an event to mark a “record-breaking welcome to 2019” for beach resort Cove Manila. An online petition set up to protest this activity asserts…
It’s 130,000 plastic/rubber balloons we are talking about here — at a single event. Chances are it will still be dumped in sites or eventually end up in the oceans.
One wonders, though: Where is the outrage over the banal everyday littering ways of Filipinos? To be fair, it is heartening to see that some of the more mundane slobbery of Filipinos are already being called out as evident in the recently-concluded outrage fad over the mess left by Christmas revelers at the Luneta.
Still, Filipinos remain renowned for their unsanitary ways as is evident in the overall general state of their big cities. Indeed, jeepneys, for example, continue to dump toxic exhaust fumes into the atmosphere with impunity yet manage to escape the eagle eyes of these Social Justice Warriors that are now raising a shrill stink about Manila Cove’s little soiree.
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