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PAGASA nagbabala ng flash flood at landslides dahil sa hanging Habagat

PAGASA nagbabala ng flash flood at landslides dahil sa hanging Habagat

Ni Santiago Celario NAGBABALA ang Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration sa publiko na maaring magkaroon ng mga flash floods at landslides sa mababang lugar ng Pangasinan, Zambales at Bataan kapag nagpatuloy pa ang malalakas na buhos ng ulan bunsod ng hanging Habagat. Ayon sa isang kalatas ng PAGASA nitong Sabado, dahil sa patuloy na pagragasa ng hanging Habagat […]

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Duterte administration urged to protect environment by implementing Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5, an environment and public health watchdog called on the sitting administration to actively enforce Republic Act 9003 (the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act) and clean up the country’s 42,044 barangays. The EcoWaste Coalition directed its appeal to the Duterte administration for it to exert […]

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Keep out lead containing paints and items from schools – EcoWaste Coalition

A PHILIPPINE based environment and public health watchdog asked school heads and teachers over the weekend to be vigilant in keeping out lead containing decorative paints and other items from their campuses. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition, said school heads and teachers must make sure that no lead containing materials will be used in this week’s Brigada Eskwela, a […]

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PH environment watchdog calls for lead free schools

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK AN environment and public health watchdog called on all of the country’s public elementary and secondary school heads to make lead safety part of the annual “Brigada Eskwela,” the bayanihan effort by the government and the local communities to conduct maintenance and repair of public school buildings and campuses. The EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement, […]

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Bulkang Mayon nag-aalboroto muli

Ni Santiago Celario MULING nag-alboroto ang Bulkang Mayon nitong Linggo ng umaga. Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) nakapagtala sila nang apat na mahihinang lindol sa paligid ng bulkan. Idinagdag pa nila na kasalukuyang nagbubuga rin ito ng puting usok, tanda ng mga pagkilos sa ilalim ng lupa. Nakataas ngayon ang Alert Level 2 sa paligid ng […]

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Environmental group calls on barangay election candidates to go green in their campaign

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A PHILIPPINE based environment and public health watchdog called on all barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election candidates to campaign in a way that will not aggravate the already battered environment and worsening public health conditions. The EcoWaste Coalition, which is also a zero-waste advocacy group, made the appeal Friday after the nationwide campaign period for […]

Filipino environmentalist awarded with the prestigious 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize

Filipino environmentalist awarded with the prestigious 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK     FORMER EcoWaste Coalition president Manny Calonzo on Monday was awarded the prestigious 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize by the US-based Goldman Environmental Foundation for his determined campaign and fruitful advocacy against lead tainted paints. Calonzo, who is also an adviser of the Global Lead Paint elimination Campaign of International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), is […]

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Bulkang Kanlaon sa Negros muling kumilos

Ni Santiago Celario PITONG beses na pagyanig ng lupa bunga ng pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Kanlaon sa Gitnang Visayas ang naitala ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology nitong Huwebes ng umaga. Ayon sa Phivolcs nasa alert level 2 ang Kanlaon, na mamatagpuan sa isla ng Negros, dahil sa patuloy na pagkilos at pagbubuga nito ng magkahalong maputi’t maitim na usok. […]

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Just Waiting to Go Off’: California East Bay Fault a ‘Tectonic Time Bomb’

By Sputnik News A US Geological Survey (USGS) published this month reveals that California Bay Area residents are living on a “tectonic time bomb,” also known as the Hayward Fault. In fact, researchers claim that the Hayward Fault, which runs about 74 miles along the bottom of the East Bay Hills, is far more dangerous than the better-known San Andreas Fault, the continental transform […]

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Members of NGO coalition No Burn Pilipinas today questioned the legality of the newly signed “waste-to-energy” (WTE) facility deal in Palawan. Image © EcoWaste Coalition

Environmentalist demand immediate cancellation of contract to build illegal Waste-to-Energy facility in Palawan

By Nelson Flores,  Ll.B., MSCK AN environmentalist group called on the Department of Energy and the Puerto Princesa City government to immediately rescind the patently unlawful PhP2.1 billion “waste-to-energy” deal it entered into with a questionable energy company. The Non-governmental Organization Coalition No Burn Pilipinas, in a press release, said the DoE and Puerto Princesa’s “waste-to-energy” (WTE) facility deal with […]

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Environment friendly barangays leaders needed – EcoWaste Coalition

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE EcoWaste Coalition pleaded to the thousands of aspiring barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan leaders to take the cudgels for Mother Earth and make environment protection their priority projects. The Philippine based environmental group made the plea Saturday shortly after the Commission on Elections started a seven day period wherein it will receive the Certificates of […]

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MMDA Cleans Up Estero de Binondo Before Rainy Season Starts

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority cleaned up a vital waterway in Manila in anticipation of the rainy season. In a press statement, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said the clean up drive in the notoriously trash prone Estero de Binondo near Juan Luna Street has been done Thursday without a hitch. He said together with the […]

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Wanton disposal of mercury laden products continues to endanger the environment and waste workers – EcoWaste Coalition

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE continuing improper disposal of mercury laden burned-out fluorescent lamps is polluting the environment and posing health hazards to waste workers, especially those who are uninformed and unprotected. The Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, issued the warning following the release of its latest report “The Toxic Silence of the Lamps,” […]

Davao City Retailers Defy Ban on the Sale of Mercury-Tainted Skin Whitening Cosmetics. Image © EcoWaste Coalition

Mercury laden cosmetics openly sold in Davao City

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK DESPITE the warnings about the life threatening potential of mercury laden cosmetics, at least six wholesale and retail outlets in Davao City still continue to market them to unsuspecting consumers. This prompted the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, to alert Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte about the matter. The coalition told Duterte […]

Playing with the sands of Boracay Island

Boracay isasara na sa Abril 26

Ni Santiago Celario PORMAL ng inihayag nitong Biyernes ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu ang anim na buwang pagsasara ng isla ng Boracay sa mga lokal at dayuhang turista simula nitong darating na April 26. Sa isang pulong balitaan sa tanggapan ng DENR, sinabi ni Cimatu na kahit magbukas ang mga establisimyento sa Boracay ay walang […]

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Environmentalists and labor groups demanded the fulfillment of Canadian PM promise to take back toxic waste

By Nelson Flores, LlB., MSCK A COALITION of environmentalists and a labor center demanded that the Canadian government provide a timeline to show when it will take out the toxic waste it illegally shipped to the Philippines months after it pledged to do so. The demand was made in the middle of this week by EcoWaste Coalition and the Sentro […]

Mindanao niyanig ng lindol – Phivolcs

Mindanao niyanig ng lindol – Phivolcs

Ni Santiago Celario NIYANIG ng lindol ang ang ilang bahagi ng Mindanao nitong Huwebes ng umaga. Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology o Phivolcs dakong 11:53 ng maramdaman ang intensity 6 na paguga ng lupa sa Davao Oriental at mga karatig lugar. Idinagdag pa ng ahensya na tectonic ang sanhi ng lindol. Bagamat tumigil na ang paggalaw ng […]

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Serbia Honors Victims of NATO’s Dirty Bombings – Country Grapples With Environmental Damage

Serbia Honors Victims of NATO’s Dirty Bombings – Country Grapples With Environmental Damage

This week, Serbia honors the memory of the victims of NATO bombings. In March 1999, the Alliance had begun a military operation in Yugoslavia without the approval from the UNSC. The air strikes that the West called ‘humanitarian intervention’ lasted all the way up to June of the same year. NATO struck military objects and former Yugoslavian plants and factories. […]

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CNMI Governor Ralph DLG Torres signs the proclamation declaring 2018 as the International Year of the Reef. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI declares 2018 the International Year of the Reef

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH of Northern Marianas Islands Governor Ralph DLG Torres has declared the year 2018, the International Year of the Reef and the month of April as the Environment Awareness Month to further increase awareness on the importance of the coral reef and the environment. Torres issued the proclamations in a simple proclamation signing ceremony Wednesday. As […]

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Irresponsible pilgrims in PH

Irresponsible pilgrims in PH

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE EcoWaste Coalition decried the irresponsibility of pilgrims who littered on popular pilgrimage sites in Bulacan and Rizal provinces this Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Littering again reared its ugly head for the nth time and “polluted” the traditional acts of devotion and penance by hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithfuls on Maundy Thursday and […]

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“Mother Earth is in anguish and grief due to massive pollution” – EcoWaste Coalition

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK PHILIPPINE based environmentalist on Holy Wednesday reiterated Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment “Laudato Si” as they call on Filipinos to realize the anguish and grief of Mother Earth due to the wanton dumping of chemicals and other toxic wastes on her. Led by the EcoWaste Coalition and its community partners, the Lenten season event, […]

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Stop throwing waste in the waterways – EcoWaste Coalition

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A COALITION of environmentalists urged the 17 local governments comprising Metro Manila, the Philippines’ National Capital Region, and its 13 million residents to work hand in hand in preventing the illegal disposal of garbage in the waterways of the megapolis. In a statement issued last Thursday in commemoration of the 24th year passage of Republic […]

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World Health Organization: Breathe Life – How air pollution impacts your body

Air pollution is an invisible killer that lurks all around us, preying on the young and old. Learn how it slips unnoticed past our body’s defenses causing deaths from heart attack, strokes, lung disease and cancer. Help breathe life back into our cities and take action to protect our health and climate at: http://BreatheLife2030.org   Video © YouTube

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Properly dispose old televisions, PC monitors and other electronics — EcoWaste Coalition

By Nelson Flores, LlB., MSCK THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog in the Philippines, urged the public to properly dispose in recycling centers cathode ray tube monitors for computers and old television sets, and other electronic devices saying these items pose environment and health hazards if just left on the streets or thrown into waste dumps. The […]

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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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