It rained on our second day in Cagbalete. Guess what we discovered — the island’s poor drainage system.
When it rained last Saturday, we saw how the collected rainwater and the waste that went with it emptied out into the sea. The water was black, and it smelled really bad.
I’m almost sure every house has a septic tank, but it’s not enough to contain the island’s “other” waste. Notice the open sewer (see first image)?