In my recent dive trip to Mactan, I noticed a pipeline running parallel to the shore of resorts lining the coastline. This was easily at 10 – 15 ft. Apparently, this is a sewage pipe. If you’re active on Facebook you may have noticed a photo going around the diving circles of a crack in the pipe in front of Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa. Based on the comments it seems that the pipeline has been spewing s#!t (literally) since April 2010. The resort owner has already been contacted but nothing has still been done. I learned from the comments that the mayor has already issued a cease and desist order for the hotel operations but from latest inspection, they are still operation. This leaking pipe of excrement presents a huge health risk. It’s also gross.
I’m not sure how chain of responsibility works when it comes to this sort of operation, but it is very disturbing. Cebu bloggers, please help with the pressure. We tried posting on their FB wall but it is heavily filtered. Have them take initiative to fix this pipe for everyone’s sake.
Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.