Monthly Archive:: June 2011

Environmentalists Back MMDA’s Intensified Drive vs. Smoking

The Metro Manila Development Authorities (MMDA) has found another ally in its campaign to rid the metropolis of harmful cigarette smoke and litter. After the Philippine Medical Association vowed to send doctors to the streets to inform

P-Noy Gets Low Grade for Slack Pace in Solving Garbage Woes

“Permanently Closed” Open Dumpsite, Sitio Mulawing Bata, Barangay Tarcan, Baliuag, BulacanPhotos courtesy of Bangon Kalikasan Movement Environmental, climate and health justice groups today released a report card revealing a lackluster performance by the government in the field

Makati City Urged to Widen Mercury-Free Drive

(Photos by Manny Calonzo) An environmental watchdog has commended the government of Makati City for its pioneering initiative to make the country’s premier business and financial capital “mercury-free.” “Makati’s effort to raise public awareness about the need

Toxic Watchdog Gives Poison Prevention Tips to Protect Children’s Health

To mark the National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), a toxic watchdog today appealed to the public to take essential precautionary measures to avoid poisoning accidents that can endanger children’s health. The NPPW is held annually every fourth

PH Groups Join Global Call to Resolve Minamata Tragedy before Mercury Treaty Named for Victims

Over 200 civil society groups from 70 countries, including over 35 from the Philippines, have asked the Government of Japan to resolve a 55-year old struggle for justice by Minamata mercury pollution victims and survivors. Through the

Groups Urge Authorities to Stand By the Pollution Prevention Goal of the Clean AIr Act, Enforce the Incineration Ban

As the nation marks today the 12th anniversary of the signing of Republic Act 8749, campaigners for health, environmental and climate justice urged national and local authorities to duly enforce the ban on waste incineration. In a

10 Metric Tons of Banned Poison Sitting in Bulacan Warehouse

As the National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) is observed starting today, a toxic watchdog has asked the government to order the removal of 10 metric tons of highly hazardous pesticide that has long been sitting in a

EcoWaste Coalition Pleased with “Litterless” Run for Rizal

(Photos by Manny Calonzo) A waste and pollution watchdog has expressed delight over the “litterless” fun run held this morning in celebration of the 150th birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal. The EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest network

Green Group Lauds Cancellation of Mass Release of Balloons to Mark Rizal’s Birthday

A waste and pollution watchdog has commended the Instituto Cervantes for calling off the mass release of balloons to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. The Instituto Cervantes, which is promoting the teaching, study

Eco-group calls for a chemical-free, ecological farming

15 June 2011, Quezon City. An eco-group has urged Filipinos, especially our nation’s farmers, to switch from synthetic chemical-based farming into natural, chemical-free farming. “The transition has to take effect fast as we badly need to restore