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Ecowaste members during Thursday's protest action in front of the South Korean embassy

South Korea, take your garbage back- EcoWaste Coalition

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, asked the South Korean government to act with dispatch and take back its garbage which was brought to the country using bogus importation papers. The demand was aired Thursday by the coalition while holding a peaceful protest action outside the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea. The group submitted a […]

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MMDA holds solid waste management forums for Barangay chiefs

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has been holding a series of forums to enjoin Metro Manila barangay chairmen to step up their campaign against garbage, the major cause of flooding in the metropolis. The forum, dubbed “Lodi Ko si Kap Sa Kaayusan, Kalinisan at Pagbabawas ng Basura sa Barangay,” calls on barangay chairmen in Metro Manila to strictly enforce […]

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LA County Beach Commission endorses Measure W

THE Los Angeles County Beach Commission has voted on Wednesday to support Measure W, a November ballot proposal that Commissioners said would help protect the County’s iconic beaches from trash and contaminants after rainfall. The Commission voted unanimously to support the “Los Angeles Region’s Public Health and Safe, Clean Water Program,” a property tax assessment that would generate $300 million […]

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Boracay muling binuksan sa mundo

Ni Santiago Celario MATAPOS ang anim na buwang rehabilitasyon ay muling binuksan ng Isla ng Boracay sa mundo. Kasabay nito ay nagpahayag ng pagasa ang Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force na magiging pang-matagalan na ang lahat ng pagsasaayos na ginawa sa nasabing pulo upang mapanatili ang kagandahan nito. “It is our fervent hope that the people of Boracay have learned their […]

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lead poisoning map

QC to use only lead-safe paints

THE Quezon City government on Monday said it will only use lead free paints in all its projects as it continues to promote a healthy and safe environment. This after its mayor, Herbert Bautista, signed an ordinance requiring the only use of lead safe paints in the construction, maintenance and renovation of the city’s projects and activities. City Ordinance 2739-2018, […]

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu. Photo © https://en.wikipedia.org

Altintuning pangkalikasan mahigpit na ipatutupad sa Boracay – DENR

Ni Santiago Celario MAHIGPIT na ipatutupad ang mga alituntuning pangkalikasan sa isla ng Boracay upang matiyak na mapoprotektahan ito sa inaasahang pagdagsa ng mga turista kaugnay sa “dry run opening” ng pamosong tourist spot ngayong Lunes. Ayon kay Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, na siyang pinuno ng Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), sa loob nang 11-araw na dry run ay […]

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One of the devastated areas in Indonesia. Photo by foxnews.com

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami, quake passes 800

By Press TV THE death toll from a devastating earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has soared to 832, the country’s national disaster agency says. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), offered the new tally — up from a previous 384 — in a news briefing in the capital, Jakarta, […]

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QC Mayor Herbert Bautista orders the inspection of all buildings in the city 30 years or old

WITH the coming “Big One” in mind, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has recently signed an ordinance directing the city’s Engineering Department, Department of Building Official and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (QCDRRMO) to conduct a structural integrity audit on all buildings in the city. The structural audit in all buildings, private and government owned, is mandatory especially […]

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NOAA's 32 still photos of Marianas Trench deep are now on display at the Hyatt Regency Saipan lobby. The exhibition is a project initiated by the Friends of the Mariana Trench, HANMI and MVA. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Hyatt lobby. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Marianas Trench photo exhibit now open for public at Hyatt

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Friends of the Mariana Trench or FOMT, in cooperation with the Marianas Visitors Authority and the Hotel Association of the Northern Marianas Islands or HANMI, is offering the community a glimpse of the Mariana Trench deep through 32-photo exhibition at the Hyatt Regency lobby. The photo exhibition, which began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last September […]

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Libo-libo lumahok sa paglilinis ng Manila Bay. Litrato kuha ng philstar.com

8,000 volunteer lumahok sa paglilinis ng baybayin ng Look ng Maynila

Ni Santiago Celario TINATAYANG 8,000 volunteers ang lumahok sa ginawang paglilinis ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources sa Manila Bay at mga ilog sa Metro Manila nitong nagdaang Sabado. Ayon kay DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ang sabay-sabay na coastal cleanup sa iba’t ibang lugar ng Metro Manila, kabilang na ang Manila Bay area, bukod sa napapanahon dahil kadadaan […]

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu. Photo © https://en.wikipedia.org

Maliitang pagmimina sa Cordillera ipinahinto ni Secretary Cimatu

Ni Santiago Celario IPINAGUTOS ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa Mines and Geosciences Bureau na muling repasuhin at i-validate ang lahat ng aplikasyon para sa pagtatayo ng People’s Small-Scale Mining Areas o “Minahang Bayan” sa bansa upang makatiyak na ang mga ito ay ligtas sa panganib. Ang kautusan ay ipinalabas ni Cimatu matapos magpahayag kamakailan […]

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Payatas landfill before it was closed. Photo by flickr

QC shuts down 56 ‘illegal’ junkshops

IN A bid to further the environment, the Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department and the Business Permits and Licensing Department has ordered the closure of 56 junk shops illegally operating near near the closed Payatas landfills in Barangays Payatas and Commonwealth. The EPWMD issued the closure order after a series of dialogues with the affected parties and […]

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Cellphone repair technicians are exposed to health hazards due to lead solder wires – EcoWaste Coalition

AN ENVIRONMENT and public health watchdog called on the Philippine government inculcate health consciousness among cellular phone repair technicians after noting their use of lead as a soldering material. In a recent statement, the EcoWaste Coalition pressed the Department of Labor and Employment through the Occupational Safety and Health Center to conduct training programs in collaboration with shopping mall management […]

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DILG pinaghahanda ang mga lokal na pamahalaan para sa papalapit na Super Typhoon

DILG pinaghahanda ang mga lokal na pamahalaan para sa papalapit na Super Typhoon

Ni Santiago Celario INATASAN nitong Martes ni Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año ang lahat ng mga lokal na pinuno sa mga lugar na direktang maapektuhan ng papalapit na bagyo na maghanda na upang hanggat maari ay magkaroon ng “zero casualty.” “Dapat lagi tayong handa. Dito ay dapat na ipakita ninyo ang inyong liderato,” hamon ni Año sa mga […]

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Environmental activists display placards during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building, where experts from across the planet locked in key talks aimed at breathing life into the Paris Agreement on climate change, in Bangkok on September 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

US accused of ‘poisoning’ UN climate talks amid global protests

By Press TV The United States has been “poisoning” UN-sponsored climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand, while environmental activists stage protests across the globe. The 6-day talks between world nations aims to determine how to finance the fight against global warming. The issue of how funds are made available to developing nations has emerged as a key sticking point at the talks, which have made little headway […]

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End to Fossil Fuels: ‘Rise for Climate’ Rally Starts in Paris

By Sputnik News THE Paris demonstration is one of the rallies taking place around the world with the aim to draw the public’s attention to climate change and new energy sources. The protesters claim that they are for actionable commitments to a fast and fair transition to a fossil-free world, as well as for providing renewable energy to end the era of environmental pollutants. The rally, which demands […]

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An open letter to the Filipino nation

An open letter to the Filipino nation

Rise for climate, justice and integrity of creation march  Official statement: 8th of  September, 2018 QUEZON CITY – We, Filipinos committed to the tenets of climate justice, the preservation of the integrity of creation, and the protection of the inalienable human right to a healthful and balanced ecology and civil and political liberties, call on leaders of the public and […]

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City employees and residents participating in the program. Photo by the QC PAISO

QC Environment Protection Department launches Waste Market program

THE Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department recently launched a new recycling campaign to combat the use of single-use plastics at the city hall compound. Dubbed as Waste Market Program, the campaign is part of EPWMD’s thrust in promoting proper solid waste management in Quezon City. Under the program, city hall employees and nearby residents can trade a […]

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DENR suportado ang pagbabawal ng paggamit ng plastic sa Boracay

DENR suportado ang pagbabawal ng paggamit ng plastic sa Boracay

Ni Santiago Celario PARA maprotektahan ang kalikasan, nagpahayag nitong araw ng Linggo ng suporta ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa ang ginawang pagbabawal ng lokal na pamahalaan sa paggamit ng disposable na plastic sa isla ng Boracay. Ayon sa isang pahayag, suportado ng DENR ang inisyatiba ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Malay sa lalawigan ng Aklan na ipasa […]

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Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat. Image by The Philippine Star

Boracay is a No Smoking zone

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and health advocates have lauded Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for banning smoking in public places. Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Philippines, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) and the Ecowaste Coalition, in a statement, said Romulo-Puyat took a bold step in protecting the island of Boracay. “We laud Sec. Puyat for her recent pronouncement […]

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Pacific Paint (Boysen) Vice President Johnson Ongking

Paint industry mogul cited cooperation with gov’t and environmentalists that led to the phase-out of lead contaminated paints in PH

THE unique collaboration between the government, industry and civil society players was a crucial element in the historic phase-out of lead-containing paints in the Philippines. This according to Johnson Ongking, Vice-President of Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. and erstwhile President of the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM), as he hailed the multi-stakeholder collaboration for enabling the phase-out of lead […]

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu. Photo © https://en.wikipedia.org

DENR nanawagan sa publiko na maging mapagmatyag sa panahon ng malakas na pag ulan

Ni Santiago Celario NANAWAGAN SI Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa mga residente na nanirahan sa mga geohazard-prone areas na maging mapagbantay at mag-ingat laban sa posibleng landslides at flash floods sa panahon ng malakas na ulan upang maiwasan ang sakuna. “Residents and communities near mountains and within low-lying areas should be proactive by taking appropriate […]

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Mahigit sa 36 na milyong tao sa Southeast Asia namumuhay na mas mahirap sa mahirap

Ni Santiago Celario TINATAYANG aabot sa 36 milyong tao mula sa Southeast Asia ang namumuhay sa ilalim ng tinatawag na poverty line, at 90% mula sa bilang na ito ay galing Pilipinas at Indonesia. Ito ang nabatid sa mula isang ulat ng United Nations na pinamagatang “The 2017 ASEAN-China-UNDP Report on Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sa ASEAN” na […]

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Virus wanted to kill beetles in Saipan

Virus wanted to kill beetles in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio UNIVERSITY of Guam scientists are exploring the possibility of introducing virus to coconut rhinoceros beetle population to control its growth on Rota, Guam, Hawaii and other Pacific islands. In an interview with UOG entomologist Ross Miller during the 35th Agricultural Fair held at the Civic Center in Susupe early this month, he said the UOG sent […]

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Environmentalist calls for an end flood causing quarrying in Rizal province

ENVIRONMENTALIST groups have expressed their approval of the government’s plan to stop the quarrying operations in Rizal province following the flooding that ravaged Marikina City. This was learned shortly after Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the suspension of quarrying activities in Rodriguez and San Mateo towns after Ondoy-like floods hit these disaster-prone municipalities and […]

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