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4 cemeteries lauded but ‘Undas’ trash doubles

A volunteer of the Tzu Chi Foundation mans a waste segregation site at Manila South Cemetery on All Saints’ Day. ARNOLD ALMACEN

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.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

MMDA chief proposes garbage incineration to lessen flooding

MMDA chair Francis Tolentino  FILE PHOTO

To solve the perennial problem of flooding in Metro Manila, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino said Monday there is a need for the incineration of garbage, which he claimed was the root cause of the clogging of waterways that cause massive flooding in the metropolis.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Paje grilled at Senate over trash in Manila Bay

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje was grilled in the Senate Monday over the garbage problem in Manila Bay that was affecting a critical environmental habitat.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

105 years later, foreigners still show love for Baguio

MASAKAZU NOSE spends each morning picking up litter along the concrete walkways of Baguio City. People in the city pay him no attention when he works, often ignorant about the help he provides to the bustling upland metropolis.EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Older generations have been saying that the Baguio they loved was no longer the city that exists today.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Groups oppose garbage incineration

BOUNTY OF THE BAY. Scavengers scour the heap of garbage washed ashore the Manila Bay in Roxas Boulevard Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environmentalists trooped Tuesday to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, warning the agency of a law suit if it pursues plans to allow the burning of garbage as a means to manage solid waste.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »