Monthly Archive:: April 2010

Environmental Defenders Empowered by New Supreme Court Rules

Quezon City. Environmental advocates are warming up for potential legal battles in defense of Mother Earth as the much-acclaimed Supreme Court Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases take effect today, April 29. At a briefing organized yesterday

EcoWaste Coalition Begs Candidates to Stop Trashing Mother Earth

Quezon City. Heading into the final two weeks of the lively campaign for almost 18,000 elective posts, a waste and pollution watchdog repeated its plea to all the 50,000 candidates to arrest the unimpeded wastefulness in the

Presidential Aspirants Promise to Rid Streets of Smoky Vehicles

Quezon City. Seven candidates for the presidency vowed to vigorously enforce the law to rid Metro Manila and other highly urbanized areas of smoke belchers once and for all. As the celebration of the Earth Day continues,

Groups Disclose Final Results of Green Survey (Perlas, Madrigal, Gordon emerge as greenest candidates

QUEZON CITY. To commemorate Earth Day, environmental groups Greenpeace and the Ecowaste Coalition today released the final results of the 2010 Green Electoral Initiative (GEI) with independent candidate Nicky Perlas, Sen. Jamby Madrigal and Sen. Richard Gordon

Earth Day Plea: Clean Not Your Homes with Poisons

Quezon City – Earth Day is in the air and the EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network promoting sustainable consumption and chemical safety, has come up with practical tips for cleaning our homes without poisoning our bodies and

Groups cite 7 presidential bets for common stance to regulate billboards

Quezon City. Environmental advocacy groups cited seven presidential bets for their sensitivity to visual pollution and the public safety risks posed by huge billboards. The EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace lauded presidential candidates Coun. JC de los Reyes

Green Groups Applaud SC for Promulgating New Rules to Hasten Resolution of Environmental Cases

Quezon City. Environmental health and justice groups laud the Supreme Court for promulgating a groundbreaking set of rules that will finally hasten the resolution of environmental cases. The Supreme Court on 14 April 2010 published the “Rules

Seven Presidential Candidates Declare Support for Mining and Forestry Reforms (5th installment of 2010 Green Survey)

Quezon City – Seven candidates vying for the country’s presidency expressed their support for reforms in the mining and logging policies to arrest the degradation of the country’s forests and natural resources. The candidates expressed their support

EcoWaste Coalition Seeks Strict Enforcement of Toxic Warning Labels in Consumer Products

Makati City. A non-governmental organization campaigning for consumer safety against toxic chemicals today pressed the authorities to ensure warning labels in products containing hazardous substances. The EcoWaste Coalition specifically asked the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Presidential bets want coal energy phase-out (But Greenpeace and EcoWaste Coalition survey show some are iffy on nuclear)

Quezon City,. 09 April 2010 – Greenpeace and EcoWaste Coalition today released the fourth instalment of the Green Electoral Initiative (GEI), a survey intended to determine the Presidential candidates’ stand on key environmental issues. The latest results