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PANGILINAN VOWS LONG-TERM REHAB FOR BOAC RIVER

Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan assured the people of Marinduque that the Team Robredo-Pangilinan (Tropa) will look for a lasting solution to rehabilitate the Boac River system should it emerge victorious in the May 9 polls. “Kausap namin ang mga bishops at hahanapan natin ng solusyon ang pag-aayos ng problema ng Marinduque river or the […]

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Government

DENR SUSPENDS MINING OPS IN DAVAO ORIENTAL

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the suspension of a mining company’s extraction activities following the heavy siltation of Mapagba and Pinatatagan rivers in Banaybanay town, Davao Oriental province. “I have received the report (January 17) confirming that the river has turned red due to extraction activities. I have […]

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‘BUBBLE’ WRAP TRASH WITH ONLINE SHOPPING SURGE

A pandemic-driven surge in online merchandise sales is generating a huge volume of new plastic waste every day, mainly from the widespread use of “bubble wraps” to package goods ordered by consumers, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. warned on Sunday. “If you make an online purchase today, chances are you will receive the item […]

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Government

DTI, PCX INK MOA FOR SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC USE

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) virtually signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to collaborate in achieving the goal of diverting post-consumer plastic from landfills and oceans through responsible collection and processing. The signing of the MOA was led by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and PCX Founder and Chairperson […]

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BILL BANNING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on final reading a bill banning single-use plastic to better address the pollution linked to these disposable items. With 190 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and one abstention, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 9147, which seeks to regulate the production, importation, sale, distribution, provision, use, recovery, collection, […]

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STYLE AND SUSTAINABILITY

There’s a lot of pressure to dress to impress. Trends and fads quickly come and go. Sometimes your clothes and how you dress can make you better accepted in society. It can lead to more, and even better, opportunities.  If you’re like me, my closet is full of clothes I barely touch. There’s the pile […]

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Politics

PANGILINAN TO CHINA: DON’T POISON WEST PH SEA

Following a US-based report on human waste and sewage being dumped by hundreds of Chinese ships into the West Philippine Sea, Senator Kiko Pangilinan urges the government assert the country’s rights and order the ships to leave. “Hindi na nga sa inyo, sisirain niyo pa. Umalis kayo riyan,” Pangilinan said in reaction to the report […]

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Hobbies & Advocacies

2ND LIFE: REPURPOSING PLASTIC FOR THE EARTH

Pollution is considered a global crisis. Around 22,000 tons of mismanaged waste makes its way into the ocean daily, with the Philippines contributing 7,400 tons. It was also reported by the World Wide Fund (WWF) in 2018 that most of the plastic waste from the Philippines end up in the ocean and that it comes […]

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Government

8 MANILA BAY PROVINCES GET SHREDDER-COMPOSTERS

As part of its ongoing efforts to address pollution in Manila Bay, 161 of the 178 local government units (LGUs) in the eight provinces comprising the Manila Bay area have been provided shredder-composter units through the joint effort of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Senator Cynthia Villar. “This is part of our […]

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Government

DENR TO SUE SHIPOWNER FOR MANILA BAY WASTE DUMPING

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be issuing a Notice of Violation against the owner of MV Sarangani after it was identified as the source of the untreated wastewater that was dumped in Manila Bay. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu visited the priority area of the Manila Bay rehabilitation where he discussed the incident […]