Monthly Archive:: October 2012

“Cemetequette” – The Pinoy Cemetery Etiquette

(Eddie Leanillo, Remate)   A waste and pollution watchdog has released what it calls a “Pinoy Cemetery Etiquette,” or simply “Cemetequette,” ahead of All Saints’ Day and All Soul’s Day as record numbers of people from all

Environmental Advocates Do “Gangnam Style” for Garbage-Free, Respectful “Undas”

  Oh, taumbayan, ‘wag,‘wag, ‘wag kang magkalat(sang to the tune of Gangnam Style). This was the entertaining, but serious reminder from some 50 environmental advocates led by the EcoWaste Coalition as they paraded in their “Zombasura” look

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Recalled “Cancer-Causing” Korean Ramen in Local Korean Stores

  Korean noodles that were recalled by the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) on October 25, for containing benzopyrene, a cancer-causing substance, are still on store shelves of Korean specialty shops in Makati City and Quezon

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Toxic Candles on Sale in Chinatown, Cautions Consumers from Burning Candles with Leaded Wicks

  Imported candles with lead-cored wicks long banned in US and other countries are being sold in Chinatown like ordinary candles, a toxics watchdog revealed today. In test buys conducted few days before Undas when the consumption

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Manila’s Call for Vigilance against Littering during Undas

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, welcomed a resolution adopted by the City Council of Manila to enhance ecological waste management during the observance of Undas. “We recognize the City Council for its effort to

Toxics Watchdog Asks Government to Regulate Harmful Chemicals in Cheap Jewelry

  A toxics watchdog has asked the government to regulate cheap jewelry laced with hazardous chemicals that may get on children’s hands or end up in their mouths. The EcoWaste Coalition pressed for a strong safety regulation

Environmentalists, Pulmonologists Remind Cemetery Caretakers, Cleaners: Open Burning is Illegal, Unhealthy

        As the massive cleanup of cemeteries goes in full swing nationwide, a network of environmentalists and an organization of chest physicians advised tomb caretakers and cleaners to obey the prohibition against open burning

Bishop, NGO Caution the Public vs. Wasteful Undas

A Catholic Bishop and an environmental watchdog jointly reminded the faithful to observe the upcoming Undas in a manner that will not squander resources and make the cemeteries stink. In a shared reminder to the general public,

Toxics Watchdog: Lead-Tainted Christmas Mugs Not Merry; Funny Glasses Risky

A health and environmental watchdog detected alarming levels of lead, a highly toxic substance, in glasses with colorful fruit and flower designs and also in mugs decorated with Christmas symbols, which are common gift ideas during the

Civic Leader Appointed NGO Representative to the NSWMC

Zero waste advocates welcomed the appointment of a civic leader as member of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC). Appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III last October 2, 2012, Romy Hidalgo will serve as NGO