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EcoWaste: Respect the dead, keep cemeteries clean

FIRE FOR THE DEAD. The people of Sagada, Mountain Province, gather in a cemetery for “Panag-apoy” (to make fire) at dusk on Thursday, All Saints’ Day. Combining Filipino practices with Anglican church rites, the ritual is intended to give warmth to the souls of the departed. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

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.”

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Green’ advocates back PH call on toxic waste

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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.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Woe to Obando: Green group assails CA ruling on landfill


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.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

EcoWaste seeks recall of kiddie sunglasses tainted with lead


An environment and consumer safety watch group sought the recall of an imported brand of kiddie sunglasses from the local market after it was found to contain high levels of toxic lead.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Parents warned against lead-tainted kiddie chairs


A consumer safety group has cautioned parents to watch where their children sit after it detected high levels of lead in the paint used on kiddie chairs.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »