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‘Ang basura dapat sa basurahan’: Jasmine Curtis-Smith appalled by improper garbage disposal

/ 06:23 PM July 18, 2019
Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Jasmine Curtis-Smith holding paper and sachet waste. Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@jascurtissmith

As Jasmine Curtis-Smith is shooting for her upcoming historical drama film “Culion” in Culion, Palawan, she called on her fans and followers to be conscious about disposing garbage properly. 

Curtis-Smith stressed the importance of throwing trash in proper places, as stated on her Instagram account today, July 18. The image posted showed Curtis-Smith holding used-up sachets, medicine packets and pieces of paper, while she stood on a beach.

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Yesterday, when the rain halted and the tides lowered, I took a stroll and spent some few minutes looking for fishes and admiring the quiet afternoon of Culion,” Curtis-Smith said. “Upon walking, I found sachets, a pill pack, plastic utensils and bottle caps. To name a few.”

Although Curtis-Smith stated that she has only spent two days in Culion, she noted that the locals are mindful of the environment and how they maintain their surroundings.

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“I’d like to ask you all… Do you throw your trash properly? Have you seen the Manila Bay problem,” Curtis-Smith questioned. “This is not isolated to well known beaches and ports… and it’s so unfortunate. No matter where it’s from, the fact that it can casually wash up on our shores is so saddening.”

The actress then appealed for discipline to ensure the future of the environment.

“I hope we all wake up everyday conscious of how we go about our every move, including disposing of trash,” Curtis-Smith stressed.

“Kahit na candy wrapper lang yan, kahit na pwet ng yosi lang yan, kahit na ano pa yan. Ang basura dapat sa basurahan, hindi sa kalsada o sa dagat. Let’s learn to love our mother Earth,” she added.

(Even if it is just a candy wrapper, even if it is just a cigarette butt, or whatever it is. Garbage belongs to the garbage bin, not on the street or the sea.)

Curtis-Smith appears in “Culion” alongside Iza Calzado and Meryll Soriano. Hannah Mallorca/JB

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