Monthly Archive:: March 2013

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Manila Mayoral Bets to Campaign “Clean,” Bare “Green” Platform

An environmental watchdog today called on the main contenders for Manila’s mayoral post not to forget about the environment as they hold their respective proclamation rallies on March 31 for former President Joseph Estrada and on April

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds and Thanks Waste Pickers, Chides “Alay-Lakad” Litterbugs

An environmental watchdog wasted no time in applauding the role of the informal waste sector, particularly the waste pickers, in minimizing the garbage woes from the annual “Alay-Lakad” penitential walk to Antipolo City. The EcoWaste Coalition complimented

Environmental Group Cautions Pilgrims vs “Alay-Kalat,” Asks Politicians to Respect “No Campaign” Policy

A waste and pollution watchdog that recently called on the Catholic faithful to heed the plea made by Pope Francis for environmental protection has exhorted those who will join the penitential walk to Antipolo City on Maundy

Lead above Levels of Concern Detected in Some “Pabasa” Venues in Makati City

25 March 2013, Quezon City.  The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, found lead above levels of concern in some of the “kubol” (hut) that will be used this week for the traditional  “Pabasa” or recital of

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes “Right to Chemical Safety,” Dances “Harlem Shake” for “Toxics-Free Future”

      Environmental health advocates gathered today in Quezon City to affirm the people’s “right to chemical safety, right to a toxic-free future.” At a seminar sponsored by the EcoWaste Coalition, some 45 advocates from various

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Catholic Filipinos to Respond to Pope’s Environmental Plea, Proposes “6Rs” for Earth-Friendly Holy Week

A waste and pollution watchdog has appealed to Catholic Filipinos to heed the new Pope’s plea for environmental protection. In a statement issued ahead of Palm Sunday, the EcoWaste Coalition echoed the call made by Pope Francis

Laboratory Tests Detect Toxic Lead in Play Chairs (Watchdog Urges Government to Recall Lead-Tainted Children’s Products)

  An environmental health organization seeking the prevention of childhood exposure to lead, a chemical that attacks the brain and other vital organs, has cautioned consumers from buying unlabelled play chairs coated with leaded paint.   At

EcoWaste Coalition: Death of UP Manila Student from Ingesting Silver Jewelry Cleaner a Wake-Up Call for Effective Action vs Cyanide Poison

  Environmental health activists have joined the public outrage over the death of 16-year old ‘KT,’ a first year student of UP Manila, due to the deliberate ingestion of silver jewelry cleaner The EcoWaste Coalition, which has

FDA Bans 6 More Mercury-Laden Skin Whitening Creams, Watchdog Urges Stern Legal Action vs Vendors of “Cosmetoxics”

“It’s better to be brown than sorry.” Thus declared the EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, as it welcomed the move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to blacklist six more imported skin whitening creams laced with

Watchdog Presses for “Consumer Justice,” Pushes Review of the Consumer Protection Act

An environmental health group campaigning for consumer information and protection against hazardous chemicals, products and wastes asked the authorities to uphold “consumer justice” as the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is observed on Friday, March 15. March