Monthly Archive:: August 2009

Watchdog Aghast at Continued Sale of Deadly Silver Jewelry Cleaners

Quezon City. Aghast at the ease of buying banned silver jewelry cleaning solutions that can cause cyanide poisoning and death when ingested, a watchdog on toxic chemicals has urged the authorities to impose the strong hand of

Close the Dumps to Ensure Manila Bay Rehab, Say EcoGroups

Quezon City – The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition challenged all concerned agencies and local government units to immediately close down all the waste disposal facilities within the Manila Bay as part of the clean-up and rehabilitation efforts

Bishop: “Halt the demeaning practice of aerial spraying”

Quezon City. A Catholic prelate has spoken against the “demeaning and damaging” act of aerial spraying of pesticides in giant banana plantations in Southern Philippines as he called for “harmony in all of creation.” “I lament and

Sec. Duque Urged to Champion Public Health over Big Banana Profits

Manila. Farmers from far-flung villages in Mindanao today trooped to the headquarters of the Department of Health (DOH) to deliver a “health advisory” to Secretary Francisco Duque III: “take decisive action versus aerial spraying.” Together with their

Group Lauds Cebu Environmental Lawyers for Exposing Flawed and Toxic Project

Quezon City. An environmental coalition based in Quezon City has extolled topnotch lawyers of Cebu for helping unmasked an obviously flawed and ecologically-destructive project that is now the hottest news in the province. “We commend Cebu lawyers

EcoWaste Coalition Launches New Project on Consumer Safety vs Toxic Chemicals

Quezon City. A public health and environmental coalition today launched a timely initiative to empower and protect consumers and communities against threats of chemical pollution. At a simple gathering held in Quezon City, the EcoWaste Coalition announced

Global NGOs Back Farmers’ Campaign vs Aerial Spraying

Quezon City. Global public health and environmental non-government organizations have thrown their full weight behind the farmers-led campaign to ban aerial spraying of pesticides in banana plantations in Mindanao. In a statement released through the EcoWaste Coalition,

Ateneo Students Light Candles as Clamor to Ban Aerial Spraying Spreads

Quezon City. As visiting farmers from Davao City patiently wait for Environment Secretary Atienza to act on their plight, concerned students of the Ateneo de Manila University sought divine help to put an end to the aerial

“End Toxic Rain, Ban Aerial Spraying” (Manila groups join clamor to ban aerial spraying)

Quezon City. “End toxic rain, ban aerial spraying.” This is the resounding plea of a broad coalition of concerned students, lawyers and advocates for environmental health and social justice who have joined the clamor to ban aerial

Breastmilk: Mother’s Best Gift to Baby and Nature

Quezon City. Citizens’ groups celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2009) by taking great pride in the huge health and ecological benefits of breastmilk. In a joint statement, breastfeeding crusader Arugaan and waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste