Monthly Archive:: September 2008

Green Campaigners Urge High-Tech Industry to Clean Up

MANILA, Philippines- A visiting expert from Silicon Valley, the famed high-tech hub located in northern California, sounded the alarm bell over the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the global electronics industry. In a forum organized yesterday by

Groups Push for Zero Budget for Rusting Incinerators

Quezon City. The Philippines could get its children out of waste dumps and into schools with the almost P100 million that would be saved if Congress denies the budget allocation for useless medical waste incinerators. The Stop

Ternateňos March Across Town to Denounce Landfill Project

TERNATE, Cavite – More than 4,000 residents, students, teachers, parents, non-government organizations and lay persons from Ternate, Cavite and nearby municipalities marched in the town streets to denounce the construction of the proposed provincial landfill for Cavite

EcoGroups Holds Atienza, Manda and Ynares Accountable for Leachate Dumping

QUEZON CITY, Philippines- The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition hits the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Laguna Lake Development Authority and the local government of Rizal for what they view as gross negligence that caused

Statement on the Alleged “Death” of House Bill 3364 on Picture-Based Health Warning in Tobacco Products

17 September 2008- The EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest network of groups working towards Zero Waste, chemical safety and toxics-free environment, is deeply saddened by the statement made by Hon. Rep. Eric Singson that “the bill is

Ternateňos Hit Local Officials for Approving Waste Landfill

TERNATE, Cavite- Concerned citizens of Ternate and different ecogroups condemned the decision of local officials to approve and build a proposed provincial landfill for Cavite within the watershed area of this town. “We are shocked and saddened

EcoWaste Coalition Supports Stern Action vs Smuggling of Ozone Depleting Substances

Quezon City. As the nation marks the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer tomorrow, a waste and pollution watchdog expressed support for stringent measures that will thwart the smuggling of ozone depleting substances (ODS)

Pollution Watchdog Renews Call for Garbage Prevention

Quezon City. The carpet of garbage left by typhoon “Marce” at the shore of the picturesque Manila Bay prompted a pollution watchdog to renew its call for waste prevention and reduction in the metropolis. The EcoWaste Coalition,

Safer Non-Combustion Technologies for Managing PCBs Presented

Mandaluyong City. Environmentally-sound state of the art technologies can be tapped to safely handle the country’s stockpiles of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) generated mostly by the power industry. This was the good news from a well-attended seminar held

JPEPA is Poison to Filipinos, said Groups

PASAY CITY– On the eve of the second-year anniversary of the signing of the controversial bilateral and investments treaty between Japan and the Philippines, popularly known as the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), members of the multi-sectoral