Monthly Archive:: August 2008

Environmentalists Mourn Slaughter of Plaza Roma Trees

Quezon City. Environmentalists are up in arms over what they call ‘a gruesome slaughter’ of trees in Plaza Roma in front of the historic Manila Cathedral. Members of the EcoWaste Coalition were deeply shocked to learn that

Church, EcoWaste Coalition Plea for Peace in War-Torn Mindanao

Quezon City. A Catholic Church leader and an environmental coalition have jointly appealed for peace in Mindanao as Muslims commence on September 1 the blessed month of Ramadan and as Christians mark the “Creation Month.” “September 1

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds Greenpeace for Closing Polluting Dump by Laguna Lake

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition today lauded the Greenpeace water patrol for doing what the national and local authorities have shabbily failed to do: shut down a notorious open dump that is polluting the Laguna de Bay.

PHILIPPINES BIG LOSER ON JPEPA; EXPERTS CITE ILLEGALITY AND FAILED TRADE OBJECTIVES

Pasay City – In a forum organized by the multi-sectoral group Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC) entitled, “JPEPA Losers and Gainers: Constitutional and Trade Issues”, two experts provided a bruising critique of the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership

“BANtay Endosulfan” Formed to Monitor Disposal of Toxic Pesticide

Quezon City. Public health and environmental justice advocates joined forces to launch a new group that will keep an eye on the disposal of endosulfan and other toxic consignments from the sunken MV Princess of the Stars.

Green Groups Seek Transparency in Endosulfan Disposal

Quezon City. Public health and environmental justice groups urged the authorities to disclose how the toxic cargo from the sunken MV Princess of the Stars will be disposed once retrieved from the sea. The EcoWaste Coalition called

Green Groups Back Graphic Picture Warnings vs Smoking

Quezon City. Advocates for a toxics-free environment throw their support behind a legislative proposal to use hard-hitting pictorial warnings versus the health hazards of tobacco addiction and of passive smoking. Members of the EcoWaste Coalition, a proponent

NGO Leaders from 30 Countries Call for Senate Rejection of JPEPA, Warn against Chemical Trespassing via Toxic Waste Trade

Trivandrum, India; Quezon City, Philippines. Opposition against the ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) has gone international with public interest groups across the globe urging the Senate not to ratify the flawed treaty. In an

Lawmakers Urged to Take Action to Protect Children from Harmful Chemicals in Toys and Other Children’s Products

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, urged lawmakers to pass a law that will prevent and reduce chemical risks to children’s health, particularly from lead, aneurotoxin, that can severely affect a child’s brain.

JPEPA spells death to environment and economy — green groups

Pasay City. Concerned civil society groups held a funeral march at the Philippine Senate last August 5 to symbolize death to the environment and economy with the ratification of the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Among