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EMBRACE THE ZERO-WASTE LIFESTYLE – LEGARDA

With the celebration of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) in the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Consumer Policy and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) under the Consumer Protection Group (CPG), conducted the first Consumer Youth e-Forum recently via online conference. With the WCRD 2021 theme “Tackling Plastic Pollution,” the DTI together […]

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SAN CARLOS, NEGOCC BIOETHANOL PLANT SHUTS DOWN

The San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI) based in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental has suspended its operation by order of Mayor Renato Gustilo amid the recurring pollution issues faced by the bioethanol producer. Gustilo said the plant ceased operation after he sent a letter to its management dated Feb. 18 informing the company on reports […]

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BACK ADMIN PUSH TO BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC – ABANTE

Following the call of the Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary and Climate Change Commission (CCC) Chairperson Carlos Dominguez to ban single-use plastic, a House leader on Wednesday appealed to his colleagues and urged them to support legislation aimed at “preserving our environment for future generations of Filipinos.” According to Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District […]

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REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN 2021 – PANGILINAN

As consumer giants Coca-Cola and Carlsberg recently announced their switch to the use of plant-based plastics that break down within a year, Senator Kiko Pangilinan encourages local manufacturers to follow suit. “Magandang opportunity itong pandemya dahil sobrang dami ng mga nagpapa-take-out o nagpapadeliver. Kung merong biodegradable alternatives, tiyak na magiging matagumpay ito,” Pangilinan said. “My […]

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DENR MORE DETERMINED TO REHABILITATE MANILA BAY – CIMATU

Rehabilitating a heavily polluted water body is proving to be an extremely difficult task, but the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under the leadership of Secretary Roy Cimatu is more determined than ever to win the so-called “Battle for Manila Bay.” Cimatu, who chairs the Manila Bay Task Force (MBTF), said that much […]

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DENR, PCAPI SIGN MOA FOR ESTERO DE MARALA CLEANUP– CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with the Pollution Control Association of the Philippines Inc. (PCAPI) to clean up Estero de Marala which drains into the Manila Bay. The 2.7-kilometer Estero de Marala is located on the boundary of the cities of Navotas and Manila. It is linked to the Estero […]

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CONTRIBUTE IN IMPROVING AIR QUALITY – LEGARDA

In celebration of this year’s World Environment Day, Senator Loren Legarda is urging everyone to contribute in the improvement of air quality by implementing environmental laws and avoiding causes of air pollution in households, industries, and workspaces. Legarda said World Environment Day which is marked every June 5, seeks to encourage worldwide awareness and action […]

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PROMOTE INLAND AQUACULTURE TO ADDRESS DECREASING FISH STOCKS – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar has expressed concern over the apparent decreasing fish stocks through the years in the face of various challenges, including wide-scale illegal fishing and ocean pollution from the indiscriminate dumping of plastics. Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, noted that from 70 percent wild catch and 30 percent aquaculture, […]

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PASS SINGLE USE PLASTIC LAW – LUNTIANG PILIPINAS

With plastic ocean pollution threatening the food security of the country, the health of seaside communities, and endangered marine life, a party list group hoping to be the first green party in Congress has called for the passage of a comprehensive single-use plastic law that will phase out the use of single-use plastic in the […]

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DENR TO IMPLEMENT EXTENSIVE CLEANUP OF MANILA BAY COASTLINE – CIMATU

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu has vowed to implement an extensive cleanup of the Manila Bay coastline. The bay’s coastline stretches some 190 kilometers through Cavite, Metro Manila, Bulacan and Pampanga. Cimatu made the assurance during his visit to the new DENR-Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) office. “The […]