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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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Health News

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 […]

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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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Health News

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 […]

Health

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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Health News

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 […]

Environment Health News

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 […]

Health News

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 […]