Monthly Archive:: January 2009

Health and Environment Advocates Push for Chemical Safety

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog pressed for stronger curbs on harmful chemicals to ensure the safety of consumers amid brewing concern over the presence of toxic substances in products that can damage human health and

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Consumers’ Right to Chemical Safety

Quezon City- In the face of lingering consumer anxiety over chemically tainted food, toys and other consumer products, an environmental coalition urged government regulators and industrial manufacturers to honor the consumers’ “right to know,” stressing that such

PGMA as “Green Czar” Draws Critical Reactions from Environmentalists

Quezon City. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s appointment of herself as “green czar” has drawn critical comments from environmentalists working on waste, energy and climate issues. Environmental leaders particularly dismissed her decision as contained in Executive Order 776 to

LETTER: Happy Anniversary for RA 9003?

Happy Anniversary for RA 9003? What ever happened to the first law signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2001? This January 26 would be the 8th year that Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or Republic

BOC Urged to Stop Entry of Banned Toys from US

Quezon City. The impending implementation of far-reaching safety regulations for toys and other children’s products in US might result to a massive recall of proscribed items that could eventually find their way to the Philippines and other

LETTER: False Solutions

Secretary Lito Atienza’s failure to honor his promise of taking legal action against local government officials who continue to defy the implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law or Republic Act 9003 after his six month

Mga Banderitas sa Tondo Pabigat sa Kalikasan

Lungsod ng Quezon. Pinuna ng isang grupong kontra basura at aksaya ang mga makukulay na banderitas sa Tondo at iba pang lugar na magdiriwang ng kapistahan ng Mahal na Poong Santo Niño ngayong Linngo. Ang sangkaterbang lastay,

Fiesta Buntings Are Environmental Burdens

Quezon City. The colorful trimmings or banderitas lining up the streets of Tondo and other communities that will mark the feast of Santo Niño this coming Sunday are burdens on the environment. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste

EcoWaste Coalition Bewails Massive Breach of R.A. 9003 at Quiapo Fiesta

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog decried the out-and-out littering during the Quiapo fiesta last Friday as if the people’s faithfulness to the Black Nazarene is an excuse for litterbugs to ignore the law. The EcoWaste

Malinis na Pista sa Quiapo Hiling sa mga Deboto

Maynila. Isang malinis at luntiang pista ang hiling ng EcoWaste Coalition, isang samahang kontra aksaya at basura, sa mga deboto na inaasahang daragsa sa Quiapo sa susunod na linggo. “Kami ay nananawagan sa mga deboto, laluna sa