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Study: Popular Bottled Water Brands Contaminated with Plastic Particles

By Sputnik News A new study published Wednesday by Orb Media, a US-based nonprofit organization, concluded that the world’s top brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles. The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, tested a total of 259 water bottles from 11 brands sold across nine countries such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand and the […]

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Pro people groups urged government to protect e-product consumers from adulterated and dangerous merchandise

By Nelson Flores, LlB., MSCK PHILIPPINE environment, public health watchdogs and consumer protection groups warned the public about the proliferation of adulterated and dangerous products in e-commerce sites as it call on the government to ensure that online shoppers are adequately protected. In a joint statement issued ahead of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15, the Laban […]

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PH aviation authorities lauded for green airport initiative

By Benjie Vergara THE International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) lauded Philippine aviation authorities for promoting the green airport concept and energy efficiency enhancement to reduce airport wide carbon intensity. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonio said ICAO Secretary General Fang Lui welcomed the country’s CO2 emissions reduction plan for international aviation, saying “the submission of State […]

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PH Interior and Local Government department bans the use of lead based paints

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN WHAT could be its most public health and environment friendly move, the Department of Interior and Local Government ordered the immediate mandatory phase out of the use of lead based paints in all local government structures and projects. The order was contained in Memorandum Circular 2018-26 issued by DILG Officer-in-Charge-Secretary Eduardo M. Año last […]

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Protect women and children from pollution – PH environmentalist and public health advocates

ENVIRONMENT and public health advocates called on Philippine authorities to protect women and children from chemical and waste pollution. The call was made in a Monday forum at held at the St. Scholastica’s College, three days ahead of the celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday. The event which was attended by more than 100 people including members of civil […]

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Need for warning labels on ill-effects of talc based beauty products raised – PH environment, health and consumer watchdogs

THE Philippine based Laban Konsyumer, Inc., a consumer protection group; and the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, urged manufacturers of talcum based beauty products to provide warnings about the ill effects of inhaling talc, especially by children. The appeal was issued after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) disseminated an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) advisory […]

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Yellowstone Eruption Imminent? Geologists Worried by Intensifying Activity

By Sputnik News The last massive earthquake in Yellowstone National Park claimed the lives of 28 people and created a whole new lake. An eruption of a supervolcano like the one at Yellowstone could render significant part of the US uninhabitable for years and threaten life on the whole planet. Over 200 tremors have struck the Yellowstone supervolcano over the past few […]

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Keep the cities of the world healthy – The WHO

Keep the cities of the world healthy – The WHO

THE World Health Organization urges world leaders to keep the cities of the world healthy by continually creating and improving their the physical and social environment through solutions that are often simple and affordable like having reliable public transport, bike paths, car-free zones, and safe green spaces for recreation among others. The WHO issued the appeal during the recently concluded […]

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Target ng DENR ang Lawa ng Laguna

MATAPOS linisin ang Manila Bay ang sunod na target ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources ay ang paglilinis sa Lawa ng Laguna o Laguna de Bay. Ayon kay DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, matapos ang matagumpay na paglilinis sa Look ng Maynila kamakailan ay pagtutuunan naman ng pansin ng kanyang ahensya ang paglilinis sa pamosong lawa. “I intend to […]

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Thumbs up for the PH FDA – EcoWaste Coalition

THE Philippine based environment and public health watchdog EcoWaste Coalition gave the country’s Food and Drug Administration a thumbs up for its decisive move against toxic school supplies that are not only harmful to health but to the environment. In a statement, the coalition cited the series of FDA public advisories against the purchase and use of art materials laden […]

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1,185 na mga bulok na sasakyan ang nawalis ng I-ACT mula sa mga lansangan ng Metro Manila

UMABOT sa 1,185 na bulok na sasakyan ang “nawalis” ng Inter-Agency Council for Traffic mula sa mga kalsada ng Metro Manila sa loob ng 22 araw mula nang ipatupad nito ang operasyon “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” noong Enero 8. Ayon kay Elmer Argano, pinuno ng Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) Communications and Administrative Services ng Department of Transportation (DOTr), 75 […]

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Save the PH mercury lamp recycling project – Ecowaste Coalition

A PHILIPPINE based environment and public health watchdog today asked Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi to prevent from turning his department’s multi-million peso mercury lamp waste recycling project into a white elephant. In an e-mail sent to Cusi, the EcoWaste Coalition has expressed serious concern over the non-operation of the lamp waste recycling facility which is capable mercury recovery. […]

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Metro Manila’s drive against dilapidated public utility vehicles will be expanded to nearby provinces

THE Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) continues to intensify its campaign against dilapidated public utility vehicles (PUVs) as it expands operations within the peripheries of Metro Manila. Areas within Mega Manila such as Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Antipolo City in Rizal will now be subjected to the council’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” on-road inspection of Public Utility Vehicles. “These areas […]

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Mayon volcano in Philippines spews lava fountains & ash plumes as thousands more flee

Mayon volcano in Philippines spews lava fountains & ash plumes as thousands more flee

By RT/Santiago Celario Thousands more have been forced to flee in the Philippines, latest figures show, as the country’s most active volcano keeps spewing massive lava fountains and ash plumes up to five kilometers high. The sporadic eruption of Mayon in Albay province on the island of Luzon started on January 13. Since then, it has affected at least 54 […]

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Trash-stained expression of faith noted

THE Philippine based environment and public health watchdog EcoWaste Coalition on Tuesday lamented the lack of environmental concern of a huge number of the black Nazarene devotees citing the huge of volume of trash, mostly non-biodegradable plastic, in Rizal Park, the night vigil area where the procession began, and the route of procession. “We are deeply saddened by the sight […]

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Protect the “Aspins” and “Puspins” from firecrackers and fireworks

PHILIPPINE based environmentalists and animal rights defenders remind the public of the traumatizing effects of firecrackers and fireworks on pets, especially cats and dogs. The EcoWaste Coalition and the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) jointly issued the reminder during a modest Christmas program last Friday at the PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center in Quezon City where the plight of hundreds, if […]

Manila, Philippines, Sept. 22, 2005 -- Electronic waste at the Smokey Mountain garbage dump in Manila. Greenpeace today warned of a looming e-waste problem in the Philippines which can pose health and environmental risks. Electronic waste is the fastest growing component in the global waste stream amounting to 20 to 50 million tons worldwide with Asia contributing about 12 million tons a year. 
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E-Waste causing environment damage and public health dangers

A PHILIPPINE based environmentalist group warned the Filipino consumers from wantonly throwing discarded appliances and electronic gadgets due to the damage they cause to the environment and the dangers they bring to public health. The EcoWaste Coalition issued the warning over the weekend as it noted that because of the holiday season, old appliances and electronics gadgets are replaced with […]

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Are People Becoming Dumber? Reasons Behind Low Human IQ

By Sputnik News A NEW documentary broadcast by Arte TV Channel has revealed that the average human IQ is gradually decreasing. The authors explain this trend by the hazardous impact of the chemicals in our environment. Anthropologist Edward Dutton, however, is confident that the negative trend has been triggered by much more unwelcome factors. The phenomenon of a lowering human IQ can be […]

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Bulkang Kanlaon at Bulusan balisa

Bulkang Kanlaon at Bulusan balisa

PATULOY na nag-aalboroto ang bulkang Kanlaon sa lalawigan ng Negros ngunit sa kabila nito ay sinabi ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology na “moderate” lamang ang kilos nito. Ayon sa Phivolcs, nakapagtala nang siyam na volcanic earthquakes ang mga monitoring equipment nito sa paligid ng Kanlaon mula nang magpakita muli ito ng buhay noong ika-23 ng Nobyembre. Sinabi ng […]

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PH environmentalists lauded senate’s move to probe stinking Canadian trash

PHILIPPINE based civil society groups, including environmentalists, public health advocates and members of labor groups, welcomed the Senate’s move to probe the already rotting Canadian garbage dumping issue, weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “it is now theoretically possible to get the illegal garbage shipments back (to Canada).” The Ang Nars Party-list, EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives […]

Stop buying firecrackers and instead donate for the rehabilitation of war ravaged Marawi City

Stop buying firecrackers and instead donate for the rehabilitation of war ravaged Marawi City

A PHILIPPINE based environmental group called on the Filipino people to stop buying firecrackers for the yuletide season and instead donate the money to the people of Marawi City to help them rise from the tragedy that struck their community. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition, a public health and environment watchdog; said government offices, private companies, households and ordinary […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority urges MM local governments to be WHO-compliant in their Smoke-Free Ordinances

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim on Friday called for a sustained campaign against smoking as he urges all local government units in the National Capital Region to pass ordinances compliant with the World Health Organization-Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In a message to the participants of a smoke-free forum at the MMDA auditorium in Makati City, Lim, at […]

Pit mining babalik sa Eastern Samar?

Pit mining babalik sa Eastern Samar?

MAHIGPIT na titnututulan ng mga residente ng isla ng Manicani sa bayan ng Guiuan, Eastern Samar ang pagbabalik at muling pagmimina ng Hinatuan Mining Corporation dahil sa naranasan nilang matinding kapinsalaan nuong una na itong naghukay sa kanilang bayan para sa mga likas yaman. Ayon kay Marcial Somooc, presidente ng Save Manicani Movement-Protect Manicani Island Society, bukod sa kapinsalaan na […]

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Stop the transfer of toxic wastes from developed to less developed countries!!!

FILIPINO environmentalists called on all world leaders to ratify the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, also known as the Basil Ban Amendment, to end the practice by  developed countries of transferring their toxic wastes to developing countries like the Philippines. Led by Franciscan Friar Robert Reyes, Ang Nars Partylist Rep. Leah […]

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Eat Healthy, Eat organic

EATING healthy could be a luxury these days! With so many constraints, like the high cost of healthy foods or the time needed for preparation or to buy good food for the family, many people just resort to instant meals like noodles which is affectionately called comfort food, apparently to hide the fact that noodles are just “laman tiyan” to satisfy […]

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