Boracay Island, Philippines — A Chinese national was on a hot seat on different social media sites recently after a video of her urging her child to defecate on the beach of Boracay’s Station 1.
A netizen uploaded a video of the two Chinese tourists and a child which shown the other Chinese washing the child on the beach after pooping while the other was seen burying the child’s used diaper in the sand.
Other foreign and local tourists told the Chinese that what they’ve done is illegal.
Under the Malay, Aklan Municipal Ordinance No 311 or “Anti-Littering Law,” it is illegal to defecate, urinate and spit on public places.
Meanwhile, authorities shuttered a portion of Boracay island on Wednesday for a 48- to 72-hour cleanup following reports that human waste had fouled its waters, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Puyat said she banned swimming in the area, which she also ordered to be cordoned off.
She said she also instructed Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Group General Manager Natividad Bernardino to locate the tourists in the viral clips and file charges for violating an environment ordinance.
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The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) is also investigating the video uploaded on social media that went viral.
In an interview with SunStar, Natividad Bernardino, chief of the BIARMG, said she saw the viral video circulating online.
“I have asked my staff to talk with the person who uploaded the video in order for us to gain thorough knowledge over the said incident. After which we will study what to do on the said matter,”
The resort island reopened in October last year following a 6-month closure that gave way to the rehabilitation of its sewage system.