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Donate cut hair and chicken feathers!

August 28, 2006

AUTHORITIES reiterated their appeal to the public to donate hair and chicken feathers as an oil spill absorbent.

The idea of using indigenous materials like cut hair and chicken feathers was suggested by international environmentalist group Greenpeace to soak up the floating bunker spilling into the sea.

Heeding the call, numerous beauty salons and barber shops in Metro Manila reportedly started collecting up the cut hair of their customers in the effort to help out in the Guimaras ecological disaster.

The city government of Manila, for its part, expressed support in the campaign to collect cut hair from barber shops and beauty salons and chicken feathers from the markets.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said the materials will be used to contain the massive oil slick that has already threatened the fish stocks of nearby Negros and Panay islands.

Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Coyme said donations could be brought to the PCG headquarters at South Harbor in Manila, which will immediately ferry the unique cargo to Guimaras.

(Originally published in the Philippine Star, Aug. 28, 2006. Click here for the full story.)

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SPECIAL call goes out to Rep. Rodante Marcoleta! 😉

Also to all the ladies in the shampoo ads. Do Guimaras a favor…magpagupit na kayo!

Hey wouldn’t this be a good gimmick for some publicity-starved artistas out there? Attention talent managers…make a star today!

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