Monthly Archive:: May 2010

Public Urged to Eliminate Plastic Waste, Remember Ondoy’s Wrath

Quezon City. To mark the end of the Ocean Month and to herald the beginning of the Environment Month, a group campaigning for Zero Waste called on the general public to shun the indiscriminate use and disposal

Green Advocates Laud New Tobacco Regulation, Cite Health and Environmental Benefits

Quezon City. Citizens’ advocates for pollution prevention and chemical safety commended the government and tobacco control campaigners for the issuance of a historic policy requiring picture-based health warnings on tobacco products. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition

Brigada Eskwela Cautioned on “Toxic” Makeover of Schools

As the Brigada Eskwela goes in full swing in preparation for the school re-opening, a waste and pollution watchdog reminded volunteers to be cautious of possible toxic exposure from lead in paint, chips and dust during the

FDA Asked to Step Up Action vs. Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics

The latest toxic scare in cosmetics in US prompted a non-governmental toxic watchdog to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to intensify its action against mercury-tainted cosmetics for consumer health and safety. In a letter delivered

Noynoy Urged to Put Together “Best, Brightest and Greenest Cabinet”

Environmentalists today urged President-apparent Noynoy Aquino to encircle himself not only with the “best and brightest minds,” but also with the “greenest” to ensure a pro-environment government. Noynoy in a recent TV interview told reporters that his

Open Letter to President-Elect Noynoy Aquino regarding the Criteria for the Selection of the Next DENR Secretary

18 May 2010 His Excellency Benigno S. “Noynoy Aquino IIIPresident-ElectRepublic of the Philippinesc/o Room 526, Senate of the Philippines,GSIS Financial Center, Roxas Boulevard,Pasay City, Philippines Dear Mr. President, SUGGESTED CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF THE NEXT DENR

EcoWaste Coalition Advises Parents to Watch Out for Potentially Toxic School Supplies

Quezon City. A watchdog against toxic chemicals in products has cautioned parents against buying school supplies that can expose children to harmful substances and affect their growth and development. As parents troop to Divisoria or to their

Poll Winners Urged to Refrain from Putting Up “Thank You” Tarpaulins

A waste and pollution watchdog advised politicos not to add to the post-election street clutter and garbage with unnecessary “thank you” billboards, banners and posters. The EcoWaste Coalition implored all politicians to be environmentally-sensitive amid growing complaints

Thank You Chief Justice Reynato Puno

As Chief Justice Reynato Puno bids farewell as leader of the Supreme Court for the last 42 months, we honor and thank him for the many critical judicial reforms that he successfully shepherded and brought to fruition.

Green and Yellow Volunteers Hold Ecological Post-Election Clean Up

Green beauty queens and campaigners for Mother Earth and yellow-clad supporters of presidential race frontrunner Noynoy Aquino braved the blistering summer heat to get rid of unsightly political materials used in the recently-concluded polls. Miss Philippines-Earth 2010