By Jaymee T. Gamil
Much to the dismay of environmentalists, Filipinos apparently still lack “cemetiquette,” or cemetery etiquette, in terms of public cleanliness, as this year’s All Saints’ Day trash collected in graveyards in Metro Manila was double the volume collected last year.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
People trooping to cemeteries this weekend to mark All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day should study their “Cemetiquette” so they would not litter the graveyards with their garbage.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
An environmental group urged cemetery administrators to put up “eco-measures” that would remind the public to remain respectful of the dead and avoid turning graveyards into “instant landfills.”
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Nathaniel R. Melican
Environmental advocates from 30 countries and territories around the world have backed the call of a local environmental group for the Canadian government to take back the 50 containers shipped to Manila earlier this year which turned out to contain garbage, including items possibly hazardous to health.
An environmental watchdog denounced a recent Court of Appeals (CA) ruling favoring the operation of a landfill in Obando, Bulacan province, which faces Manila Bay and is near the Malabon and Navotas areas.