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Organic farming solution to country’s food problem

PROVIDING sufficient and affordable food to every Filipino household remain as the government’s biggest challenge. As the Philippine agriculture is yet to achieve fully its goal of national food sufficiency, one of the best solutions to this perennial problem is to introduce to our farmers the latest technology and techniques to farming that can yield […]

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South Korea’s toxic waste to be “re-exported” to port of origin on January 9

THE governments of the Philippines and South Korea have reached agreement that will ensure the repatriation of some 6,500 tons of mixed wastes stranded at Misamis Oriental to their origin in Pyeongtaek City this January. At a press conference jointly called by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the EcoWaste Coalition, Mr. John Simon, Port […]

Environment Health News

Mayon nagaalburoto

Ni Santiago Celario NAGTALA ng siyam na “volcanic earthquakes” ang bulkang Mayon nitong Lunes, palatandaan na muli itong nagaalburoto. Ayon sa ulat ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), bukod sa pagyanig ay may namataan na pagbubuga ng puting usok sa bunganga ng bulkan. Sinabi pa ng Phivolcs na nasa “Alert Level 2” ngayon […]

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Environmentalists welcome BoC’ assurance that toxic Korean garbage will be out of PH by “year’s end”

PHILIPPINE environmentalists welcomed the Bureau of Customs assurance that the toxic Korean garbage will be out of the country come New Year, it was learned yesterday. BoC spokesperson Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria gave the assurance on Wednesday as he spoke before the protesting members of EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace in front of the bureau’s main […]

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“Baybayin ng karagatan at yamang dagat sa Silangang Asya pangangalagaan ng Pilipinas” — DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu

Ni Santiago Celario   TINATANGGAP ng Pilipinas ang hamon na pangalagaan ang mga baybayin ng karagatan at yamang dagat sa mga karagatan ng Silangang Asya. Ito ang sinabi ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa kanyang pagtanggap sa mga lumahok sa East Asian Seas Congress (EASC) na ginaganap ngayon sa Iloilo […]

Environment Health News

South Korea vowed to take back its toxic waste — EcoWaste Coalition

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, commended the South Korean government for giving assurances that it will take back the tons of garbage that was shipped from Pyeongtaek City. In a press release dated Nov. 21, the South Korean government said “…it would take measures to have the wastes in question be […]

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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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

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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,” […]

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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, […]

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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 […]