No Throwing of Garbage and Spitting down the street or else?????

Philippines
September 16, 2010 12:23pm CST
You are going to pay 500 to 1000 Pesos if you violate this rules then if you can't pay the penalty then you have to cooperate with the community service like cleaning the Urinal . I actually agree regarding this rule that they are implementing. Because come to think this way, we are over populated in our country even only in Manila, then count those trashes that are on the street then it will be more than our over population even though that is just small things like candy wrapper, used cigarette sticks, and other more. We should realize that we are the cause of the disaster especially flood that can harm ourselves or even our love ones. So we must learn our lesson now. We should not blame other people but us! We must have mental discipline in order for us to help the community. I even called my boyfriend about it since it is his attitude of throwing his cigarette sticks everywhere. Sometimes I am letting him to pick it up and throw it inside the trash can when he did that in Mall of Asia. I hope they would not ended up of implementing this rule.
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@aeisle (299)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
A law like this one would really be good to exist or maybe it does already exist in our country. The problem is, no one actually bothers to enforce it. Most people just don't care for others and only think of their own convenience. There were already a lots of programs globally that promotes cleanliness to protect our mother Earth. But the truth is Earth doesn't really our protection. Earth have already survived millions or maybe billions of years ago without us overcoming worse natural situations that we experience now. So it's not Earth that we are trying to save here but ourselves and the future. Maybe people would comply to these laws if we change "Save Earth" into "Protect Earth to Save Ourselves".
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
I like your point there! We must protect ourselves because for real if we think of it we are also the cause of diseases like Dengue because we need to clean the dirty water.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
That was one of the laws that BF was very strict about in Marikina during the time that he was the mayor. I agree with that and I think this should be strictly implemented. I cannot understand why Filipinos think that our country is one big garbage can that they would just throw trash anywhere or worse, spit in the road! I often wonder why they have to spit while walking. Why can't they hold their spit!
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@ybong007 (6660)
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
Or just shallow it in huh.... Just kidding. My wife had a first hand experience about paying fine for throwing garbage in Marikina City. She thought she can get away with it but no, She either pays the fine or she'll do community service. She chose the former and you can't see her throwing garbage just about everywhere today.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 10
Yes, swallow it, why not? When was your wife arrested and what were the circumstances that led to her arrest? That's why it pains me to leave Marikina because at least here, I know that laws are strictly implemented. And it does teach you a lesson, look at your wife, now a model citizen.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 10
What do you mean by former? And she was arrested as what Advocate is asking? I don't want that to happen to my boyfriend I am suppose to remind him every now and then so that he won't forget it. I myself is doing the same thing that throwing garbage everywhere but now it is my lesson of not doing it.
@jaiho2009 (36779)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
I agree with you. Let's stop blaming or pointing fingers to others,but to ourselves. Let's start discipline with ourselves,even if other people won't follow,let's ignore them. There are people who doesn't care about cleanliness program and still do throwing trash everywhere,let them do that (it will come back to them) Besides,constant cleaning and doing the right way will encourage other people to do the same thing too. Have a great weekend ahead
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• Philippines
21 Sep 10
Yes I agree that we have to ignore the violators but let them feel the consequences of what they have done. I actually posted in other forums as well and that is my little contribution that I can do to remind other people about this law.
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
it is a good thing that the government came up with this idea, i am thankful because at least somehow garbage from everywhere will be lessened, and we will have a clean surroundings
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• Philippines
21 Sep 10
I am hoping that this will be strict as possible so that the violators will be lessen or there will be no people that will abuse our environment. They must realize that we are the cause of disasters.
@ktmatunog (915)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
I totally agree on this. We are the ones responsible for the cleaner and greener environment. It is for our own good anyway. I have heard of these penalties but I haven't heard of these being implemented. I think it is only for show? We should make this happen. We should have rules and regulations about something like this. So that anyone would be conscious enough to clean our earth. Anyone should follow it for the good of our community and our country.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 10
I don't have any idea with the news if that is already implemented but the point is at least we must have the self discipline.
@visijay32 (447)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
I am 35 years old and this form of disciplinary action has been around since the time of Marcos. I remember when I was in my elementary days when we throw our candy wrappers in the trash bins. We also have a day that we should bring our own brooms so that we can clean around the campus. It came to the point that it became a habit and was integrated in our character, until today our family still practice proper trash disposal. I think the penalty for spitting should be stiffer, offenders must slurp their own phlegm from the ground if caught.
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
offenders must slurp their own phlegm from the ground if caught. So harsh huh? but I think paying, doing community service or putting them in jail for 1 to 2 days will be enough to learn their lessons. Or maybe cleaning the urinals will be enough as well for the violators. It is a good practice of what you have mentioned about your experience. I am actually agree if the schools are strict when it comes to cleanliness.
@ergfortes (516)
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I do agree. This is our country and we have responsibilities to take care of it. also it is really unethical to spit on the streets or pee in public or throw garbage anywhere. We must give respect to our country and must be aware of how we make it appear to foreigners/tourist. These system would help eliminate these problems in our community this should be implemented not only in Manila but in the rest of the cities in the Philippines.
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
I hope this would not be stop especially the fact that money is important to us, then if they can't follow the rules they have to do the community service and the authority or in charge should not care if the person who violated is in hurry for his/her work. The point is he/she already violated the rule. Ignorance excuses no one.
@jpso138 (7838)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
This is definitely good. I fully support this one considering that many of us does not really care at all. I have been to some places that have fully implemented such law and the people abide with or without the enforces. It came to point that it has become a habit already and place has greatly improved. I hope that they will be able to continue such and people will support such.
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
I am also hoping that this would be the start of having self discipline for the improvement of our own country. We need a good environment. Aside from that we are in state of calamity because of Dengue. We are also the reason of why people are having diseases.
@inu1711 (5296)
• Romania
16 Sep 10
A good law, I may say! I'd like if a rule like this existed in my country, too. As a matter of fact, it may exist already, but who bothers to enforce it? If everybody had the same attitude as you had, world would be a cleaner place to live.
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
I believe the disaster will not be worst if all people are responsible enough in terms of cleanliness. What I don't like is they tend to blame the government or even the mayor but then when they did something for the improvement of the place they will start the irresponsible matter by throwing garbage anywhere as they could think they are only one that are doing it.
• India
6 Mar 11
Here in my city in india the municipality has made such rules, it has kept garbage bins every 500 meters or so, we are supposed to throw garbage there, but many throw on the streets late night, and to be on the safe side, they throw not on the street in front of their home but little away lol. Thanks for sharing Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Hi. Metatronik. I agree with this rule! They should bring this rule to the county of where I live at. I bet that this will put an end to rude and sloppy people from littering in my yard and around the community! If they are going to litter, they mind as well clean up any other mess, that has been created by someone else that is a litterbug just like they are!
@shaggin (10201)
• United States
28 Dec 10
I dont think $500 is a good fine to have to pay. To me thats pretty extreme. I think its like $300 a fine around here for littering. I hate when people litter it really bothers me. That littering fine doesnt including spitting though. I think when people spit all over the place its disgusting. It belongs in our mouths thats why its there. If people dont spit all over inside their homes they shouldnt do it outside either. That is really good though that they have an alternative to the fine where they can do community service.