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Legarda wants environmental laws enforced

Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Loren Legarda has reiterated her call for faithful compliance with Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act), saying that failure to do so would endanger not only the environment but also more lives and livelihood.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Let’s make climate laws work!

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Media and social network sites were abuzz with comments from citizens who attributed politics to the Cebu City Council’s act of requiring the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CCDRMO) to submit the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) plan before it can review the P-202 million Local DRRM Fund Investment Plan.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Gov’t unsure of compliance by towns, cities with waste laws

Are 13 cities, 81 towns and 2,324 villages within the Manila Bay watershed in Central Luzon complying with environmental laws and capable of doing their part in the cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay as ordered by the Supreme Court in 2008?

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mangrove cutting rap surprises mayor

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A municipal mayor in Eastern Samar has denied violating environmental laws in the implementation of a resettlement project.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sincerity in implementing the laws

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News of toxic waste dumping by Glenn Defense Marine Asia, the Malaysia-based United States Navy contractor in Philippine waters was headline news the past days. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has scheduled a meeting today with the parties concerned. Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago is calling for a Senate investigation of the incident. A very effective environmental crusader, the EcoWaste Coalition, is pushing for a transparent investigation and the filing of a legal action, as warranted.

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

West Tower residents accuse FPIC of dumping wastewater into city sewage system

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Residents of West Tower Condominium and its immediate community in Barangay Bangkal, Makati City have accused the Lopez-owned First Philippine Industrial Corp. and its contractors of continuously discharging fuel-contaminated water directly into the city’s sewage system.

Posted: September 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Learning from Nature

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The endless opportunity to learn from and be captivated by nature beckons one to gardening. Have you taken the time to observe the black ants? They are always stepping forward, constantly on the go, searching for food to feed the queen and the growing brood in the colony. I wonder if they even take a [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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