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MMDA TURNS TRASH FROM WATERWAYS INTO BRICKS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority installed its first-ever granulator and brick-making facility in one of its flood control facilities in a bid to lessen solid waste being dumped and found in waterways that usually end up at pumping stations. In an inauguration ceremony at Vitas Pumping Station in Tondo, MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said that […]

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MMDA GETS TONS OF TRASH IN MARIKINA, SAN MATEO

Over 3,104 cubic meters of garbage, equivalent to 841.34 tons, has been collected as of November 22 from affected areas in Marikina City and San Mateo in Rizal which were left devastated by typhoon Ulysses, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said clearing operations will continue until areas affected by […]

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MMDA PERSONNEL WERE ON DUTY UNTIL END OF TRASLACION 2020 – LIM

The recent Traslacion 2020 did not just draw devotees of the Black Nazarene to join the annual procession, it also showed just how dedicated are the personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are. About 1,000 MMDA personnel remained on duty on their respective areas of assignment as the procession of the image of […]

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SIMPLIFY SET UP, OPERATION OF SANITARY LANDFILLS – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu wants to make the establishment and operation of a sanitary landfill easier and less expensive to allow more local government units (LGUs) to set up their own solid waste management facility amid the worsening garbage collection and disposal problem in the country. A sanitary landfill is the waste disposal method allowed under […]

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LESS TRASH COLLECTED IN CEMETERIES THIS YEAR – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported collecting less trash in cemeteries from this year’s commemoration of “Undas” or All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day as compared to last year. MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said the total volume of garbage collected by their personnel from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2019, reached 47.65 tons […]

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3,810 TONS OF TRASH COLLECTED FROM MANILA BAY COASTLINE — LIM

More than 3,810 tons of garbage, water hyacinth and silt have been removed from the Manila Bay coastline and drainage system discharging to the bay since government started its rehabilitation program, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. In the MMDA’s Manila Bay rehabilitation report, collected from Jan. 7 to Aug. 31 were: • 2,639 […]

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LEGARDA COMMENDS GOVT’S STRONG RESOLVE VS CANADA TRASH DUMP IN PH

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today commended the government’s strong resolve to send back the shipment by a Canadian company of more than 100 containers of household trash, including soiled bags and diapers, that was sent to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) […]

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STOP THROWING TRASH IN CREEKS, RIVERS – DENR

Residents living along major waterways in Metro Manila are being urged by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to become environment-conscious by not throwing trash in creeks and rivers to help fast-track the cleanup of Manila Bay and its tributaries. During the cleanup of the Maytunas Creek in San Juan City’s Barangay Addition […]

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TAKE CONCRETE ACTION VS DUMPING OF FOREIGN TRASH IN PH – PIMENTEL

“We’re not someone else’s dumping ground. The Philippines should assert its dignity and co-equal standing as a sovereign state in the community of nations. We should not be seen as a recipient, officially or unofficially, of waste material coming from other countries.” Senator Koko Pimentel III made the statement on Sunday after the Philippine government […]

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BAN THE USE OF PLASTIC STRAW AND STIRRERS – HONTIVEROS

In a bid to reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills and to address marine plastic pollution, Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a measure that seeks to ban single-use plastic straws and drink stirrers in the food service business. Senate Bill No. 1866 otherwise known as “The Plastic Straw and Stirrer Ban […]