This photo shared by Definitely Filipino on their Facebook page went viral yesterday, getting 17,567 likes and 14,603 shares.
In the photo, government officials led by PC/Supt. Orlando Mabutas, Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson and Vice Gov. DV Savellano are seen burning a part of the uprooted marijuana plants and seedlings in Sugpon, Ilocos Sur.
Netizens went poked fun at the photo as one of the most popular use of marijuana is by burning it to get the “high” feeling. In March of this year, locals of an entire city in Indonesia got high and experienced dizziness and headaches when a local drug squad burned 3.3 tons of marijuana.
Legal in some parts of the world, use of marijuana is prohibited in the Philippines.