KALIBO, Aklan — The Aklan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) urged both tourists and residents to be environmentally conscious while visiting the different tourist spots in Aklan.
Heherson “Bong” Alvarez of PENRO said in a press conference here Wednesday that some tourists are dumping their wastes in public areas.
The press conference was called as part of the nationwide campaign of the Aquino administration for the “new norms” on climate change.
“One of the reasons we see why tourists dumped wastes in public in tourism areas is because there is an apparent shortage of trash bins available. In our part, we will encourage the local government units in tourism areas to help us disseminate the information to tourists to become environmentally conscious,” he said.
In 2013, the Aklan Provincial Tourism Office recorded more than 1.5 million tourists both foreign and local.