Donated clothing for Yolanda survivors to be burned

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 5, 2014

REDWOOD CITYY, Calif. – Clothing meant to be donated to survivors of last year’s Super Typhoon Yolanda will be burned, according to the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC).

The BOC said it had seized 150 boxes of donated clothing meant for typhoon survivors, but will destroy them to free up space in its warehouse in Cebu.

A BOC spokesperson said that law allows the agency to dispose of seized goods by selling them, donating them, or destroying them.

Representatives from the Department of Social Welfare said a current moratorium on clothing donations is in place to prevent the possible spread of any diseases.

What's the best way to dispose of the used clothing donated to typhoon victims?

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