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PH Drug Enforcement Agency burns PhP6 billion worth of dangerous drugs

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday burned some PhP6 billion worth of dangerous drugs to prevent it from being recycled in the streets. In a statement, the PDEA said a total of 952.69 kilograms of assorted pieces of drug evidence – methamphetamine hydro-chloride (shabu), cocaine, ketamine, marijuana, benzphetamine HCl, N-benzylpiperazine, zolpidem, ephedrine, propanolol, sodium carbonate, valium, nitrazepam, nalbuphine, clonazepam, […]

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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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Wasted opportunity

THE government’s non-implementation of anti-littering laws during the recent observance of the All Saints’ and Souls’ Days caused it to lose millions of pesos worth of fines and the proliferation of garbage in cemeteries nationwide. Thus claimed the Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition as it expressed dismay over the anti-environment attitude of Filipinos as evidenced by the widespread littering in public […]

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PH environmentalists lauded ban on lead based paints

AS THE World Health Organization leads in commemorating the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Philippine based environmentalists lauded the country’s government for taking the “bold step” of phasing out lead based paints. EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement, said the country’s ongoing effort to phase out lead in paints is a step in the right direction that will benefit millions of […]

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PH Environmentalist lambasted anti-environment proposals of members of the congress

A COALITION of environmentalist groups nationwide demanded the scrapping of the regressive moves in the House of Representatives seeking the repeal of the ban in waste incineration, a garbage disposal process which has been proven to be disastrous for the environment and people. The demand was recently made in a press conference by No Burn Pilipinas, a coalition of 50 […]

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Poisoned Planet: Pollution Causes 9 Million Deaths Worldwide Each Year

By Sputnik News NEW research carried out by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health showed that pollution’s harmful impact on people’s health, the environment and our planet was responsible for one in six deaths worldwide in 2015. The report, published Thursday in The Lancet, says that the deaths of approximately 9 million people worldwide in 2015 were linked to some form of pollution — air, […]

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“Global Handwashing Day” ipinagdiwang sa PH

IPINAGDIWANG nitong Martes ang Pandaigdigang Araw ng Paghuhugas ng Kamay (Global Handwashing Day) sa Pinyahan Elementary School sa Lungsod Quezon sa pangunguna ng Manila Water, Department of Health, Department of Education, mga guro, estudyante at opisyal ng lungsod sa pamamagitan nang pagtuturo ng tamang paraan nang paghuhugas ng kamay sa mga kabataan. Ayon kay Gel Alfonso, program manager ng Manila […]

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PROJECT C.U.R.E. has a new home in Houston

PROJECT C.U.R.E. has a new home in Houston

THE PROJECT Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment-Houston, a non-profit humanitarian relief organization, has moved to a new and bigger distribution center in order to better facilitate its operations. To celebrate the move into its new home at 8303 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX 77055; PROJECT C.U.R.E. will have an open house on November 2 from 5 to 8 pm. and […]

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US Withdraws From UNESCO – State Department

By Sputnik News THE United States has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization at the end of 2018, citing a need for reform and an anti-Israel bias in the organization, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday. “On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova […]

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PH Drug Enforcement Agency poses no objection to controlled compassionate use of Marijuana

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) over the weekend said it poses no objection to the proposed bill in Congress allowing the compassionate use of marijuana for medical purposes, provided that applicable safeguards under the law are followed. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino, issued this statement after the Committee on Health of the House of Representatives gave nod to […]

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‘Concierge medical clinic’ now in PH

PEOPLE in need of quality health care services always consider getting the best value for their money. Despite the high cost, the moneyed-class would even go abroad for their health concerns and consultations if they note they will get their money’s worth in doing so. Choosing a doctor, a clinic or a health facility to visit for consultation, nowadays, is […]

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Traditional healing is making a comeback in Guam and Marianas islands

TRADITIONAL healing is now being taught at the University of Guam to complement western medicine. Zita Pangelinan, academician and proponent of traditional healing practices, said traditional healing is now gaining grounds and acceptance at academic institutions adding that the a course about it was introduced at UG last Sept. 9 as part of the Pacific International Programs. “We have been […]

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Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

By Sputnik News SLOW-moving Hurricane Harvey – the strongest storm to hit the US in over ten years – is knocking down structures and flooding rivers in the region, and much more rain is expected over the next three to five days. A powerful and slow-moving Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico that came ashore in southwest Texas on Friday night — lashing […]

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Environment and Health advocates urged the PH Senate to ratify the global agreement against mercury pollution

PHILIPPINE based environmentalists, civil society groups and labor organizations on Monday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to nudge the Senate from its “slumber” and to immediately ratify the Minamata Convention, a landmark agreement on mercury disposal. In an urgent letter, over 100 environment, health and labor rights advocates noted that despite the Philippines active participation during the three-year negotiations (2010-2013) that […]

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Toys and games safety labeling should be implemented ASAP – environmentalist and consumer advocates

PHILIPPINE based environment and consumer advocates demanded the much delayed implementation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10620 (the Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act of 2013). In an appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry, the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog; and Laban Konsyumer, a consumer advocacy group, reiterated their demand to […]

The Philippines’ First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit

The Philippines’ First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit

THE Good Life is the Philippines’ First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit that brings together a plenary conference and trade exhibit all in one venue. Happening on August 12-13, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, the summit is about discovering divergent disciplines in achieving and maintaining an integrative approach to wellness. It addresses the four aspects of our being, namely, […]

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Mercury laden whitening products still flood PH flea markets

  THE smuggling and illegal sale of toxic chemical laden skin whitening products continue unabated despite the health dangers in pose. EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, made the claim early this week after learning that these dangerous substances are still being sold in flea markets all over Metro Manila. The group said merchants selling these products are […]

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The Good Life 2017 Celebration on August 12-13,SMX, is the Philippines' First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit by JEM Concepts, Events and Marketing Services (

that focuses on the 4 aspects of life- spiritual, mental, emotional and physical, by showcasing products and

services, and featuring specialists/resource speakers on wellness and and healthy lifestyle. On photo are partners

Ermi Estialbo-Marketing Director, Mylin Gilbuela-Producer/Marketing Partner, and James De Leon,

The GOOD LIFE 2017: A Celebration and Summit on Health, Wellness and Healing

ACCORDING to the World Health Organization, “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Considering this definition, keeping fit and healthy sure sounds challenging but exciting because now it includes leading a socially and economically productive life. Staying healthy is not an inactive state of being as it is […]

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Kick the Plastic Habit – PH environmentalists urged

THE Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition appealed to all Filipino consumers to kick “the plastic bag habit” in a bid reduce pollution in land and sea. The coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, said everyone, from consumers, commercial establishments owners, school administrators, local governments executives and legislators nationwide; should take action against the “omnipresent plastic bags.” “Plastic waste prevention and […]

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PH environmentalists urge school administrators to strengthen waste management efforts

THE Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition urged all members of the academe to strengthen efforts that promote ecological solid waste management as school year 2017-2018 begins. In a statement, the environment and public health watchdog, urged all school administrators, members of the faculty, non academic personnel, parents and students to work hand in hand to improve ecological solid waste management (ESWM) […]

PH Drug Enforcement Agency said 3,677 villages are now drug free

PH Drug Enforcement Agency said 3,677 villages are now drug free

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday said 3,677 barangays or villages nationwide had been declared drug free since the intensified anti-drug campaign was launched a year ago by President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said the number of drug free barangay is but a small portion of the country’s 42,036 barangays. “These barangays […]

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PH environmentalist warns MMDA from violating environmental laws

THE Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, warned the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority it could be liable for violating the law on open burning should it pushes through with its plan to burn goods seized from illegal vendors in the metropolis. Aileen Lucero. EcoWaste national coordinator, reminded MMDA chairman Danilo Lim that even as the coalition […]

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Avoid soaps with triclosan and triclocarban – PH health activists

PHILIPPINE health activists urged the public to stop using anti-bacterial soaps and sanitizers with triclosan and triclocarban after United States health authorities found them to be actually harmful to health and the environment. In a press conference Monday, the Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit environment and public health watchdog; said antibacterial soaps with triclosan and triclocarban are no more […]

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New anti-smoking law in effect in PH

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday has signed Executive Order 26 which makes unlawful for anyone to smoke within all enclosed public places and public conveyances in the country. Duterte signed his EO on Tuesday almost a year after he took office. The order sets standards for the designated smoking areas. However, the new anti-smoking law did not make all […]

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World Health Organization: Adolescent Digital Screen Addiction Major Health Risk

By Sputnik News Around 1.2 billion people, 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 to 19. Many are at risk of premature death, illness and injury. In a major report, the World Health Organization lays out the major risks facing this vast demographic – too much time spent staring at digital screens festers near the top […]

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