Greedy Filipinos allows Toxic waste DUMP!

Philippines
November 9, 2012 2:47am CST
Hello Lotters, there's definitely a new thing in trouble in Subic. a company known as Glenn Marine has allowed to accept Toxic Waste to be dump in their Areas coming from the US. I know the topic would sprout hate against the US. but the former US navy vessel is now a malaysian frigate. Until I read the whole thing that the company is run by Filipinos. This is a great challenge to Richard Gordon in the upcoming election because the toxic waste was rudely drump in SUBIC!. I don't know how the hell dad that happened. but i guess Subic Olongapo isn't what it used to be as well. what do you think? http://ph.news.yahoo.com/us-toxic-waste-dumped-subic-035003294.html I think Yahoo had sensationalized this to anger the filipinos.....pathetic
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10 responses
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
hi LK, This is not new remember when they allowed JAPAN to dump they appliances here and other things in our country though some of it is still useful but I heard even their other wastes are included. happy mylotting
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• Philippines
11 Nov 12
Hello Bhabycatch, we have a lot of scraps beign sold to us. more and more japan surplus i started seeing in some warehouse that sells purely Japan's last decade appliances. If the government doesn't do something to secure our future investment and economy, there will be no one left for this country of ours
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
That is certainly something that the government should act on. Those responsible should be brought to justice and be made to answer for the wrongdoings. Sad to note that our country has become a dumping ground not only for those toxic things but to almost anything. Even in our areas, I can see a lot of 2nd hand television sets we call surplus, 2nd hand surplus vehicles.... These are actually no longer usable in other countries the reason why they dump it to us. However, it is somewhat a blessing for us considering that people get to buy and have their own at a very cheap price. In other words there are also those that have benefited from such. But toxic is obviously something that should be stopped and investigated until the culprits are punished.
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
Hello JpSo138, There's actually a surplus shop here that is near the church were old japanese of the 80's are put there. I think I've heard news too about toxic waste from japan being dumped here too but i don't know when was that. I was actually planning to buy a electronic treadmill but i already have one here and it's not worth it.
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@SIMPLYD (73165)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
It's so sad that our authorities are sleeping on their job or allowed such a thing to happen to the Philippines. It's so demeaning to us Filipinos. We know that those toxic waste can eventually make us ill and die, yet we allow it. Where are the consciences of these people? Are they able to sleep yet at night, with this kind of degrading thing.
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
Hello SimplyD, I don't know how the Chairman has actually disallowed this to happen whereas it's already done. what I hate about the Glenn Marine is that they are using the VFA body as a reason for them not to be questioned by the SBMA. i find it totally absurd and something went wrong there.
@SIMPLYD (73165)
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
I smell something fishy on this Letran. I think there's a connivance on why this was so. Oh my, this should be further digged on.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
hi, we can not really control those greedy people that are usually rich,the question here why the owner of Glenn Marine allowed to accept those toxic waste to be dump in their areas even though they already know that it is very risky for the health of people and also to the nature.
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
Hello ASliah, They should file a case again with this officer, i think if we let this go, more and more toxic waste will be thrown away to the country.If a natural disaster happens, the entire area would be devastated and if the drums would caused leaks because of the disaster it could contaminate the whole city
@rubrub (166)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
for all the places that can be chosen, why need to be philippines specially subic which is a great place. why did they allow such toxic waste to be dump to our country, why GORDON? it's ashame to them.. i wont listen to his talks anymore, he did a really upsetting job.
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
Helo RUbrub, I don't think you understand because you haven't read other people's response. he wasn't the chairman of the SBMA now because he's been gone there since Erap got rid of him. i think you should, but i haven't seen his stand against it either, probably he's more busy helping in the red cross.
@joliefille (3697)
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
Wow we're a famous dumpsite now eh. It's bad enough being known for having manpower as exports (OFW).
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
Hello joliefille, not really we have been receiving toxic waste dumps in a very while now.i feel sad that our country has nature and biodiversity just to be considered as a dumped site. not every thing and every one understands the implications of this activity.
@romzee (938)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
I hope this news is not only just a tip of another big iceberg. Why on earth that our country become favorite dumping sites of our wealthy neighbors and friends. Are we becoming the "smokey mountain" of the world. This retired Vice Adm. Mateo Mayuga chair and chief executive officer of Glenn Defense Marine Asia Philippines Inc. must be held liable if found guilty. He is a Filipino and a former flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy, why on earth he sold his country for some monetary consideration from this Malaysian company. Toxic dumping must be strictly implemented but I wonder what is the penalty for this kind of offense. Congress must pass a law against this toxic dump and must carry the same penalty of economic sabotage and murder. This with strict implementation I believe will once and for all stop this toxic dumping to our country. Have a nice day. Ciao!
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
Hello Romzee, I don't know but am sure there are some corrupt and some really greedy enough to allow toxic waste inside our country, i feel disgusted about this. wow, that is even sadder that our former Navy officials are actually thinking of too much business. What happened to their National Pride and conviction to the people? Such a shame for them, he should loose his job and have him fired and jail him.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
Hello LK. If you read the article and become emotional, then maybe you can say that the issue was sensationalized. I read through the article and I am more alarmed than angry. The waters and beaches around Subic has long declined after the Gordons were removed from having control over the free port. It's been ten years since I last visited the place, and the last time I went there I already saw the changes. I have never been to Boracay for reasons that I hate going to crowded places. But Subic is a white sand beach and so far still the most beautiful on my list. I recently visited Palawan, which is also very beautiful but in terms of beaches, I would still go to Subic or Zambales. In Palawan, one has to take a boat ride to go to a beach that isn't polluted yet for you to take a dip. While when I was frequenting Zambales, one can take a dip in the sea as soon as you throw all your things in your cottage. I hope something can be done so that these ships will not dump toxic wastes on our waters. I wonder if the sea is still blue green around the free port. This is also one reason why I haven't gone back because I want to retain in my memory that deep blue green waters that I fell in love with.
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
Hello Anne25penn, Maybe Subic isn't as best as before when the Gordon's were removed from there. I thought at least Aquino would have appointed him to go back there. I have been to the white beach sand but unfortunately that was the only time i went there. hard to believe that after all the hard work he has done, it went back the way it is. when can some one continue the legacy of the other.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
If that's the case, we need something more higher than RG, I hope he can initiate whatever action he can make. The president of our land also needs to focus his attention to this issue. I hope they can diffuse one way or the other the problems that may will result from this issue. For we are the ones that will be affected by that toxic thing. Thanks
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
Hello Mikyung, No he's no longer affiliated with the SBMA and running for the senate. but i would love to see his rants in the debates so see this issue. I bet if Gordon was there in the first place in the SBMA this transactions would never have happened in the first place. Have a nice day.
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
What the....what did our government says about this matter? What is happening to our local officials? Are they really out of their mind?
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
Hello Jaihois, They are doing this kind of probe now but it will take some time yet again when it comes to getting our concerns heard. though the senate has heard of it and wants a probe on it too. well, they claim that it was all done with necessary papers, but am still alarmed by this. Have a Nice day.
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