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The International Coastal Clean Up event in the Philippines was canceled by local coordinators due to the recent State of Emergency.

In any case, this shouldn't stop us from cleaning up our respective areas. Some proverbs on cleanliness:

If every man would sweep his own doorstep, the whole city would soon be clean. -Welsh

He who walks in the mud must clean his feet. -African

The wind sweeps the road clean. -Indian

The world is our house. Keep it clean. -Chinese

If you want to sweep the steps clean, start at the top. -Romanian

Cleanliness is half your health. -Czech

The best asset is a clean conscience. -Polish

Clean your own yard first before asking others to clean theirs. -Bosnian

When one hand washes another, both become clean. -Dutch

Clear your heart and mind of negative thoughts. -Kashmiri

He who has to do with what is foul never comes away clean. -Romanian

A silk dress isn't synonymous with clean undergarments. -Haitian

If the mind is clean, fate is good. -Mongolian

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Sep 17, 2016
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