Monthly Archive:: February 2011

Environmental Groups Urge LGUs to Extinguish Fires from Open Burning

Environmental groups press local government units (LGUs) to seriously enforce the prohibiiton against open burning to conserve resources and curb toxic pollution. EcoWaste Coalition and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) jointly push for the stringent

Green Groups Urge Mayor Lim to Safely Dispose TVs Seized from Illegal Gambling Activities in Manila

Environmental and health groups today urged officials of the City of Manila not to crush television sets confiscated by police authorities in the intensified campaign to demolish illegal gambling activities, but instead to dispose of the electronics

EcoWaste Coalition pushes for litter-free environment in the aftermath of People Power celebration

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, has expressed disappointment over the rampant littering during the silver anniversary celebration yesterday of the 1986 People Power Revolution in EDSA. At the same time, the group commended the

8 Patay sa Pag-inom ng Lasong Silver Cleaner

Quezon City. Ikinabahala ng EcoWaste Coalition, isang toxic watchdog, ang tila walang patid na mga kaso ng pagkalason mula sa pag-inom ng silver cleaner sa gitna ng kautusang mahigpit na nagbabawal sa pagtitinda nito. Ayon sa grupo,

Toxic watchdog seeks police action to stop illegal sale of deadly silver jewelry cleaner

Quezon City. A toxic watchdog has sought the help of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop the illegal sale of silver jewelry cleaner, a lethal potion, that has killed at least seven Filipinos from December 2010

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes “People Power” to Cut the Nation’s Waste Size of Nearly 13M Tons Per Year

A waste and pollution watchdog is rallying public support for a garbage-free Philippines as the nation celebrates this Friday the 25th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog, has called for

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Launches Crusade against Toxic Substances

Office of Senator Miriam Defensor SantiagoMedia Contact: Aika Thelmo, Public Affairs and Media Relations Officer, 0918-9142297, 411-4680 / 3724573, 371-9156 / 552-6693 Press ReleaseMiriam launches crusade against toxic substances19 February 2011 Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, author of

Bishop Backs Renewed Drive for Litter-Free MM and Respect for Nature

(Photo from UCANEWS) A Catholic Bishop has conveyed his support to the intensified campaign to address Metro Manila’s unrelenting struggle against trash and flood woes. Deogracias S. Iñiguez, Jr., Bishop of Caloocan and concurrent head of the

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for Mercury-Free Cosmetics on Valentine’s Day

“Is it safe?” This is the crucial three-word question that health-conscious consumers must ask when buying cosmetics, a toxic watchdog said. As love-struck Filipinos celebrate Valentine’s Day, the EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for chemical safety, drew attention

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds MMDA’s Latest Cleanliness Drive, Renews Plea for P-Noy to Champion “Litter-Free Pilipinas” Campaign

An environmental network campaigning for a “litter-free Pilipinas” has thrown its support behind the freshly-launched “Metro Ko, Love Ko!” program to make the burgeoning metropolis clean. The “Metro Ko, Love Ko!” cleanliness campaign unveiled yesterday (February 12)