Medical wastes dump in the shoreline of Virac, Catanduanes

On 24 January 2022, piles of medical wastes were found in shorelines of Brgy Concepcion in Virac, Catanduanes. Wastes include syringes, blood collection tubes, used gloves, facemasks, test kits and other PPEs. A medical laboratory in the province is said to be responsible for dumping infectious medical wastes on the beach.

Further, DENR and Brgy. Concepcion planned to file case on said laboratory based on RA 6969 or the Act to Control Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes.