Woman Seen Burying Used Diaper On Beach And Now Part Of Boracay Needs To Be Closed
This is Boracay, white pristine sand and clear blue waters – the perfect holiday spot for tourists to enjoy nature at its best
Unfortunately, not many can appreciate its beauty.
A recent video has gone viral showing a tourist burying a used diaper in the sand on one of Boracay's beaches.
On 13 August, Facebook user Hazel Ann shared a video of a woman washing her child's privates in the ocean, while another woman appeared to bury the kid's used diaper in the sand.
According to a tweet posted by @ianni, the tourists were believed to have been from China.
"The island has trash bins scattered along the front beach and they really chose to place it in the sand," the tweet read.
Several locals and foreigners in the area apparently reprimanded the tourists but the women ignored them
The incident led authorities to shut down part of the beach on Wednesday, 14 August, for a 48- to 72-hour cleanup
Aside from looking for the alleged buried diaper, authorities are also searching for the tourists who will be charged for violating the law
Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Group General Manager Natividad Bernardino said that the women in the video will be filed charges for violating its Anti-Littering Law.
The law prohibits polluting, urinating, and spitting in public places.
To prevent this from happening again, Bernardino added that they are looking into giving airline pamphlets on the do's and don'ts and the proper way of throwing garbage on the island.