LOOK: When garbage trucks look like garbage

Posted at 07/07/2014 10:28 AM | Updated as of 07/07/2014 10:56 AM

MANILA - Lawyer Romulo Macalintal is urging local government officials to give greater importance to garbage collection firms that haul tons of trash from their jurisdictions.

Macalintal said many garbage collectors do not use gloves or masks that could protect them from disease. Most garbage collectors are underpaid, he said.

He said many garbage trucks are dirty, smelly and dilapidated.