Security guard discovers diaper allegedly buried in the Boracay ‘pooping’ incident

Published August 16, 2019, 6:22 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Richa Noriega

A security guard discovered the diaper that a Chinese tourist allegedly tried to bury in the sand in the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan.

A screen shot from  a viral video shows a Chinese tourist burying a diaper along the beach front of world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province.  (Hazel Ann/Facebook)
A screenshot from a viral video shows a Chinese tourist burying a diaper along the beachfront of world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province. (Hazel Ann / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a report on DZMM InterRadyo, the chief of the Malay Municipal Police Station said that the buried diaper could have come from the Chinese tourist who was caught on video trying to bury it.

The video went viral on social media sites on Tuesday (August 13), showing a woman helping a child relieve herself along the shoreline, and another woman trying to bury a diaper in the sand.

The portion of the beachfront was temporarily closed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) but has since been ordered re-opened.

READ MORE: Portion of Boracay beach temporarily closed after pooping incident

According to Natividad Bernardino, chief of the Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG), the portion of the beachfront has reopened after it passed the water quality test.

Bernardino, together with the locals of the municipality of Aklan, said that they will provide public comfort rooms in the area.

They will also deploy PNP personnel along the area, with 84 beach guards and 39 Malayan auxiliary police that would guard the island.

According to the report, the Department of Tourism reminded the tourist agencies and tourist guides that they were supposed to remind their clients specifically in maintaining the cleanliness of the area.

Bernardino also said that there was an existing municipal ordinance regarding the cleanliness of the area.

However, Bernardino said that the penalty for the offense was very low at P100 for the first offense, P200 for the second and P300 for the third offense.

 
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