Monthly Archive:: January 2013

Cavite Green Coalition and EcoWaste Coalition Give Thumbs Up to Rosario, Cavite’s Tarpaulin Ban

Groups promoting environmental health and zero waste welcomed the action by a local government unit (LGU) in the province of Cavite to ban the use of tarpaulins.     In a joint statement, the EcoWaste Coalition and the

EcoWaste Coalition Cautions Politicians against Toxic Campaign Materials

Quezon City.  As candidates for the May 2013 mid-term polls get ready to hit the campaign trail, the EcoWaste Coalition’s Task Force Chemical Safety sounded the alarm over the presence of hazardous substances in some popular campaign

EcoWaste Coalition: No Let-up in the Illegal Trade of Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics

  Quezon City.  The sale of skin whitening cosmetics laden with mercury remains rife, a toxics watchdog lamented after finding more contaminated products that are openly sold in the market, particularly in Divisoria.   “We are dismayed

Actor, Beauty Queen, Bishop Back Drive for Zero Basura Election

Quezon City.  A veteran actor, a ‘green’ beauty titlist and a senior church leader have thrown their support behind a well-timed call by an environmental watchdog for a “zero basura” 2013 election campaign. Actor Roy Alvarez, beauty queen

Politicians Urged: Campaign Clean, Shun Garbage

14 January 2013, Quezon City.  With the start of the election season last Sunday, an environmental watchdog dared all political contenders to campaign clean sans the usual 4Gs of Philippine politics: Guns, Goons, Gold and Garbage. Particularly

Groups Push for Mercury-Free Dental Care, Hit Over-the-Counter Sale of Mercury

Quezon City. The unregulated over-the-counter sale of liquid mercury that is used for dental fillings should cease in the interest of public health and safety. The EcoWaste Coalition made this urgent proposal after the group’s AlerToxic Patrol managed to procure

Black Nazarene Feast Leaves Piles of Garbage (Green Group Salutes Waste Pickers and Eco-volunteers)

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog has lamented the widespread littering that again smeared the religious celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene yesterday. The EcoWaste Coalition pointed out the barefaced violation of Republic Act

‘Epal’ Politicos Urged Not to ‘Tarpaulinize” Black Nazarene Feast

After pleading to Black Nazarene devotees to support a garbage-free fiesta, the EcoWaste Coalition is now begging politicians not to plaster Plaza Miranda and the processional route with tarpaulins. “It’s very tempting for politicians eyeing the 2013

Devotees Urged: Go Green on Black Nazarene Feast

  Environmental advocates gathered near Quiapo Church to intensify their call for a clean and safe celebration of the annual feast of the Black Nazarene on Wednesday.  The EcoWaste Coalition adopted the theme for this year’s feast

Black Nazarene Devotees Urged to Lend a Hand for a Garbage-Less Fiesta

(Photo by Danny Pata, GMA News TV)   An environmental watchdog exhorted devotees who are expected to flock to Quiapo Church today, the first Friday of the New Year, to honor Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno with a