Monthly Archive:: August 2008
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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