Monthly Archive:: October 2008

Public Urged to Cut Use of Bottled Water as Undas Exodus Starts

Quezon City. An environmental coalition working on waste, climate and chemical safety issues urges the public to cut down on bottled water as Filipinos from all walks of life troop to the cemeteries to remember the dead.

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Eco-Friendly Undas

Manila, Philippines– “Let us observe a simple and waste-free Undas,” thus appealed the EcoWaste Coalition, the green beauty queens of Miss Earth Philippines and Bishop Deogracias S. Iñiguez, Jr. of the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines

Austrian Groups Back Cancellation of “Toxic Debt”

Vienna, Austria; Manila, Philippines. Debt and development groups in Austria have thrown their support behind a growing movement in the Philippines to have an odious debt for highly polluting incinerators scrapped. In a meeting in Vienna with

Groups woo lawmakers with flowers, ask to strike out incinerator loan payment in 2009 budget

Quezon City- Environmentalists and anti-debt advocates trooped today to the House of Representatives to ask lawmakers to strike out in the proposed national budget the payment for what they call an illegitimate debt to Austria involving the

Immediate Return of Endosulfan to Israel Sought

Quezon City. The environmental and health group BANtay Endosulfan today renewed its call for the immediate return of the highly toxic pesticide to Israel for environmentally sound disposal. Bantay Endosulfan, a non-governmental group monitoring the retrieval and

Solons seek cancellation of Austrian incinerator loan

Quezon City. Philippines- Reps. Edcel C. Lagman and Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel have asked the Austrian government to cancel the loan that financed the 1996 Austrian Medical Waste Incinerator Loan Project, branding it obsolete, illegitimate and unscrupulous and enjoining