The long weekend has left many devotees and tourists to spend the Holy Week season on pilgrimage sites and vacation spots. The aftermath of the week-long break, however, brought unwanted consequences to the popular destinations; heaps of trash on various sites were left for nature to fix on its own.
The online community criticized devotees and vacationists after photos of what seemed like instantly turned dumpsites circulated on social media a day after the processions and activities were done.
Photos of trash along the path of the alay-lakad (march offering) in Antipolo, the pilgrimage site of Malasag in Cagayan de Oro, and at the Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes in San Jose del Monte in Bulacan were among those shared by netizens. They condemned the lack of discipline of people who left their trash on the ground.
Moreover, several tourists spots were left damaged as well. Vacationers who spent Holy Week in Masasa beach in Tingloy, Batangas didn’t spare the place. Meanwhile, the hit summer destination Siargao Island has also suffered overcrowding and sacks of litters during the recent holiday.
These photos served as an eye-opener to all Filipinos about the importance of taking to heart our responsibility as “stewards of God’s creations.”
What can you say about this, Cavitenos?