Monthly Archive:: March 2016

Environmental Watchdog Lists Questions to Ask Presidential Hopefuls on Wastes and Toxics Finding their views on environmental concerns at the last presidential debate in Cebu wanting, a watchdog group today asked aspiring successors of President Benigno S. Aquino III to tell the public how really green, or grey,

EcoWaste Coalition Begs Poll Candidates and Supporters to Mind Their Garbage

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Green Groups Urge Poll Candidates Not to Torture Trees

Two environmental groups have joined forces to ask candidates for the impending polls to spare defenseless trees as the electoral campaign goes full blast across the country. Through a joint statement, the EcoWaste Coalition and National Coalition

EcoWaste Coalition Proposes Random Product Tests amid US Report on Cadmium and Lead Chocolates

Are chocolates sold locally safe from toxic cadmium and lead? The EcoWaste Coalition asked this question after a US-based consumer health watchdog last March 23 reported finding higher than normal levels of cadmium and lead in 35

Watchdog Says “Basurapamore” Taints Lenten “Alay-Lakad” to Antipolo City for the Nth Time

The environmental watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition bewailed the dismal failure of many Lenten pilgrims to put the familiar saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” into practice. The group cited the chronic littering that again sullied the roads

EcoWaste Coalition Stages Lenten Walk to Press for the Closure of Polluting Dumpsites (Group Backs Ombudsman’s Action vs. Dumpsites, Asks Politicians to Enforce R.A. 9003)

Citizen advocates for chemical safety and zero waste today staged a “Lenten Walk for Mother Earth” to dramatize the adverse impacts of garbage dumping on the ecosystems.  On Holy Wednesday, members of the EcoWaste Coalition and ‘running

Environmental and Health Groups Call for Litter-Free, Smoke-Free Holy Week Activities Two environmental and health organizations today urged the faithful to make their observance of Lent this year litter-free, as well as smoke-free. Through a joint press release, the EcoWaste Coalition and the Framework Convention on

EcoWaste Coalition Appeals to MM Households and Businesses to Keep Waterways Garbage-Free

EcoWaste Coalition’s File Photo: Garbage-covered Estero de la Magdalena, 2015 An environmental watchdog group today sought the cooperation of Metro Manila inhabitants in keeping all waterways trash-free ahead of the observance of the World Water Day on

PH NGO Lauds Thai Government for Issuing Lead Paint Regulation

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental and health watchdog group in the Philippines, has lauded the government of Thailand for issuing a mandatory regulation in enamel paints that will protect children in Thailand and the ASEAN region against

Watchdog Asks Poll Bets to Bare Plans to Protect Consumer Rights A watchdog group for consumer safety and environmental health exhorted candidates for the May 9 polls to disclose to the electorate what they plan to do to protect the rights of every Juan and Juana de