Monthly Archive:: July 2016

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Testing of Fish from Laguna Lake for Toxic Contaminants

The EcoWaste Coalition, a watch group on chemicals and wastes, has signified its support for the testing of fish from Laguna Lake to determine if they are safe from environmental toxins such as lead and mercury. “We

Watch Group Alerts Consumers on Dangers of Consuming Unregistered Cosmetics

Assorted cosmetic products lacking product notifications and Jiachuntang Ban Gan Jing Qu Ban Shuang, a skin whitening cream with 3,802 parts per million (ppm) mercury.  A watch group working for consumer safety against potentially hazardous goods in the

Duterte’s Waste Disposal Plan Worries Environmental Groups Environmental groups urged President Rodrigo Duterte to seriously reconsider his plan to adopt waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities to deal with Metro Manila’s burgeoning garbage estimated at 9,213 tons per day. In his first State of the Nation

Environmental Watchdog Welcomes Presidential Order Upholding Public Access to Information A non-government watch group on chemicals and wastes has joined the chorus lauding President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for signing last Saturday his “Freedom of Information” (FOI) executive order. “While it is no substitute to an all-encompassing

Duterte’s Push for Trash-Free Localities Gains Support from Green Groups

Environmental health activists have echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call on local authorities to clean up the ubiquitous trash in areas under their jurisdiction, lamenting that the garbage problem has persisted due to the lack of political will

Environmentalists Urge Duterte to Stop Plastic Garbage Menace

A week before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), green activists exhorted the government to decisively act against unrestrained plastic production and consumption and the consequent environmental pollution. The Earth Island

Two Philippine Companies Receive First Lead Safe Paint® Certifications

Two Philippine Companies ReceiveFirst Lead Safe Paint® Certifications (SCS Global Services Issues Certificates Under New Standard) Quezon City, Philippines– Two companies, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. and Davies Paints Philippines, Inc., are the first in the world

Duterte Admin Urged to Come Down Hard on Dealers of Dangerous Contraband Goods (Watch Group Calls for Government Crackdown vs. Mercury-Laced Cosmetics)

“Ugly 12” mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics (above); mercury-laced but not yet banned: Jiachuntang Ban Gan Jing Qu Ban Shuang and Xuemeiting (below). An environmental and health watch group on chemicals and wastes urged the new government to

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Filipinos to Help Duterte Government – One Bag at a Time

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watch group on chemicals and wastes, urged the public to support the effort of the Duterte government to protect the ecosystems by simply saying “no bag, please.” As the International Plastic Bag