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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 […]

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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. […]

Environment

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Environment Health

Environmentalists seek the immediate closure of the open dump in Mapandan, Pangasinan

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environmentalist and public health watchdog, recently asked the government to close the illegal municipal dumpsite in Mapandan, Pangasinan following mounting concerns by local residents. Reacting to the environmental and health concerns raised by residents of Barangay Primicias in Mapandan town, the EcoWaste Coalition, early this month, asked the Department of Environment […]

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Civil society groups urged health and police authorities to crackdown on the illegal trade and sale of hazardous cosmetic products

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A PUBLIC health watchdog and a pro-consumer group urged health and police authorities to intensify drive against health hazard cosmetics. This after EcoWaste Coalition and Laban Konsyumer Inc., a consumer protection group, noted the proliferation of dangerous cosmetics in the market. Just recently, EcoWaste Coalition found out that lipsticks contaminated […]

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Tropical storm Karding (Yagi) showcases the incredible imagery and resilience of talented Filipino photographers, videographers and citizens journos

By Daniella Flanagan MANY areas in the Philippines experienced flash flooding due to a south-west Monsoon or Hanging Habagat. exacerbated by Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi). Karding, the 11th storm to hit the country this year, brought flooding, heavy rains and fierce wind to Metro Manila. Southern and Central Luzon. Heavy rain poured on Saturday, flooding […]

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EcoWaste Coalition urges DOH and DENR to investigate alleged bio hazard dumping in Benguet

AN environment and public health watchdog urged Health Secretary Francisco Duque and Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu to investigate the reported bio hazard dumping in Tuba, Benguet. In letters sent to Duque and Cimatu through the DOH and DENR offices in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the EcoWaste Coalition called the incident a […]

Culture and the Arts Environment

Gems of Latin American Cinema set to be shown next month at the Spanish cultural center

By Seymour Barros Sanchez INSTITUTO Cervantes will feature “Four Gems of Latin American Cinema,” a series of critically acclaimed and award-winning films directed by Latin American filmmakers, every Saturday during the month of August at the new Intramuros branch of the Spanish cultural center. The film cycle, which serves as an invitation to appreciate Latin […]

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President Duterte should emphasize ecological solutions to the waste and pollution problem — EcoWaste Coalition

LEADING environmentalist from the EcoWaste Coalition asked President Rodrigo Duterte to emphasize ecological solutions to the waste and pollution problems afflicting the country during his third State of the Nation Address tomorrow. “We hope the President will use the SONA to rally the whole nation in embracing proven waste prevention and reduction strategies, including waste […]

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Environmentalists seek a ban on plastic drinking straws and coffee stirrers

AN ENVIRONMENT and public health watchdog threw its support behind the move of Senator Risa Hontiveros seeking the ban of plastic drinking straws and coffee stirrers. “We support Senate Bill 1866 as its enactment will help in eliminating unnecessary plastic products that only add to the garbage plaguing our communities and the world’s oceans,” said […]

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Mananatiling bawal ang ‘open pit mining’ – DENR

Ni Santiago Celario MANININDIGAN ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources na mananatiling bawal ang “open pit mining” dahil nakasisira ito sa kalikasan. Ito ang napagalaman ng mga mamamahayag mula kay DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu sa isang panayam nitong Miyerkoles, habang ginaganap ang ika-31 taon na paggunita ng kagawaran sa pagkatatag nito. Idiniin niya na […]

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DENR exec to face graft charge for Canadian trash mess

THE Office of the Ombudsman today it will prosecute a Department of Environment and Natural Resources official for the screw up leading to the abandonment of Canadian trash in the country. Specifically, DENR Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be prosecuted for violation of Section 3(e) of Republic […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]