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Nepal says litterbugs no longer welcome on Everest

In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. AP FILE PHOTO

Litterbugs are no longer welcome on the roof of the world. As Nepal welcomes this year’s trekking season on Mount Everest, it is introducing new rules and oversight this week in hopes of taking more control over the world’s tallest mountain. The rules, including a demand that climbers bring down their own trash, are aimed at making the mountain safer—and cleaner, officials said.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Trash dumping in Boracay causes tension


Tension gripped an Ati community here last Wednesday night after police arrested a claimant to a contested 2.1-hectare piece of land for allegedly dumping garbage into a mangrove swamp within the property.

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

Manila taps new garbage hauler but ‘transition’ stinks


The “transition” to a new contractor caused recent delays in the daily collection of garbage in the city of Manila, local officials said Friday in response to mounting complaints from residents.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Zero-waste coalition hits dumping of garbage on PH

Students, employees and traders climb a mound of 38-year-old garbage, estimated to be 18,000 cubic meters that now occupies Kilometer 5 of Asin Road in Baguio City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Zero-waste advocates on Friday expressed their disgust over an attempt to smuggle into the country some 50 containers of trash mislabeled as recyclable plastics from Canada.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Eco group decries waste left by Black Nazarene devotees

PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

As in past observances of the feast of the Black Nazarene, Manila’s Quiapo district turned into a virtual wasteland in the wake of the kilometers-long procession by millions of devotee on Thursday, pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition lamented Friday.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

After garbage fee, QC hikes biz tax


Call it a double whammy.   Just days before he signed into law an ordinance imposing an annual garbage fee on residents, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista also approved a 10 percent increase in business taxes.   Both ordinances were authored by Councilor Victor Ferrer Jr. of the first district.   In the ordinance signed [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ona warns of diseases from heaps of garbage

MEMBERS of a team from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority walk near the corpses lined on the streets of Tacloban City amid debris. Health authorities warned of diseases from the heaps of garbage still uncollected in parts of the city. ROBERT IANNE GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

A top health official has warned of diseases arising from heaps of garbage that remain uncollected in some areas in the city, which suffered the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the world’s strongest storm in recorded history.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Make Feast of Black Nazarene garbage-free’


With the start of the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, barangay leaders and environmentalists urged devotees to support a “garbage-free fiesta.”   In a joint press release, the leaders of communities surrounding Quiapo Church and environmentalists asked devotees and visitors to work for a “maroon and green” celebration.   [...]

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New Year celebration leaves mountains of trash in Metro Manila

AP photo

As usual, the New Year’s Eve revelry left mountains of garbage in the streets of Metro Manila, the environment group EcoWaste Coalition lamented on Wednesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Metro garbage piles up after New Year revelry


As usual, the New Year’s Eve revelry left mountains of garbage in the streets of Metro Manila, the environment group EcoWaste Coalition lamented on Wednesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

QC gov’t OKs trash fee for residents

Mayor Herbert Bautista

It’s settled. Quezon City residents will soon be paying a fee to have their garbage collected.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC council approves ‘garbage fee;’ residents raise a stink


The Quezon City council has approved on third and final reading an ordinance requiring residents to pay for the collection and proper disposal of their garbage, despite criticism that the local government is supposed to render these services for free.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Green campaign finally closes 30-yr-old dump in Caloocan

THEN AND NOW A composting shed for biodegradable wastes (lower photo) has been built in place of a stinky, disease-causing dump near a wet market in Barangay 34, Caloocan City, thanks to a campaign that convinced the local government and a cooperative of the need for proper solid waste management. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

After more than 30 years, an open dump—only a few steps away from Maypajo Market on Estanislao Street in Barangay 34, Zone 3, Caloocan City—finally disappeared. After stinking for so long next to residential areas and the Isla San Juan river, it was closed in September, on Friday the 13th.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  • Sports

  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • UST posts twin kill in Filoil pre-season cup opening day
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK
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