LOOK: Trash washes up along El Nido shores

Arlie Cabrestante, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 14 2016 08:22 PM

PALAWAN - The southwest monsoon has brought an unwelcome bounty along El Nido's shores: a whole lot of garbage. 

Residents are complaining about the garbage found along the shore of Barangay Corong-corong, El Nido, Palawan. They said the trash is being washed ashore due to the effects of the southwest monsoon.

They have already conducted a coastal clean-up, but they still need the help of the local government unit.

Residents, however, feel that the local government is ignoring them. They are now questioning where the environmental fee goes.

Last month, the local government of El Nido admitted that garbage is one of their biggest problems in the municipality, but they are finding solutions for it.

Meanwhile, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development said that the garbage has a negative impact on the marine ecosystem.

The provincial government of Palawan is saddened by the increasing volume of garbage in the municipality.

It said it does not have enough funds to help the municipal government, adding that the municipal government has an environmental fee that's supposed to pay garbage collectors.

Nonetheless, the provincial government is calling on the residents, investors, and all the barangays in El Nido to cooperate and to resolve the problem of the municipality.