Aside from President Duterte cursing the New York Times in front of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei it looks as if the ASEAN summit is going well. The PNP should get a big thanks for securing Manila and keeping ISIS at bay. Does anybody care about those guys?
The Philippine National Police scrambled on Wednesday to produce portable toilets after a ranking police official discovered that nearly 4,000 officers guarding the summit site had nowhere to go to relieve themselves and did not have enough drinking water since Monday.
Director Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, inspected the summit site, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex in Pasay City, and found that there was not a single portalet for the policemen deployed in the area.
“We checked where they were detailed, particularly along Roxas Boulevard and we saw that they had no portalets and not enough water,” Albayalde said in a press briefing.
Albayalde said the policemen got to drink only when their meals were distributed, as these included water.
He said the portalets should have been deployed with the policemen on Monday.
“We have lists for this. All of these are listed down in the requirements so we don’t know why this was overlooked. Good thing we conducted an inspection and we immediately saw what our men needed,” he said.
Now this article is full of lies. They have nowhere to relieve themselves?? Just go against the wall like a dog, I mean like how the culture is. Why do they think all the walls have this written on them?
Because in the Philippines men piss everywhere whenever they have the urge to go. Why would they use a port-a-potty?
Do they even have port-a-potties in the Philippines? I have never seen one even on a job site. Did they bother with them when the Pope visited in 2015?
MMDA official Emerson Carlos told AFP that "there have been no complaints" from the traffic police officers over the initiative.
The Authority’s chairman, Francis Tolentino, even advised all the visitors of the mass, including priests, nuns and the elderly people, to put on nappies as well.
“If you attend an event that will last for 24 hours, you can’t go around looking for a [portable toilet],” Tolentino told AP.
No they didn't bother with toilets then and what's worse is that the PNP did not issue a single complaint! How's that for the submissive take-what-you-get-and-shut-your-mouth-and-don't-complain-about-it culture here in the Philippines? The PNP meekly humiliated themselves. Their complaints would not have made a world of difference anyway because no-one anywhere in the Philippines listens to complaints.
"You can't go around looking for a toilet?" You could if there were toilets stationed in the right places. That is called foresight and event planning. Large concert festivals do this every year. Advising the public to wear diapers is not good planning and it is offensive.
This is lack of toilets is all part of a much larger and disgusting picture of waste management in the Philippines.
No one is thinking about toilets because everyone in the culture from top to bottom simply goes whenever and wherever they have the urge. Is there a toilet in the house? They will piss outside. Does the garbage come once or twice a week? They will burn it rather than collect it in a bag to be taken. Are there no garbage cans to to put trash in when out in public? They will just toss it in the street!
There is no culture of cleanliness in the Philippines. That is why the water and the air are both very polluted. That is why people live next to waterways that have a foul disease breeding miasma.
Polluting the environment is shameful. That idea should be drilled into the minds of the people. It is a shame to piss outside. It is a shame to burn your garbage or toss it in the street or river. The Philippines is a culture where pride and saving face are very important. Instilling shame for littering and pissing anywhere might be the only way to combat this toxic aspect of Filipino culture.