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Villagers slam stench from trash dump

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THESE accumulated garbage turn Angeles City’s materials recovery facility into an open dump. JUN MALIG / Inquirer Central Luzon

Residents of Pampang village here have been complaining of stench from some 12,000 metric tons of garbage that had accumulated at the local government’s materials recovery facility (MRF) near the city’s market, hospital and schools.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dump cracks alarm Benguet exec

This capital town of Benguet province is facing a trash slide, similar to what happened to a facility in neighboring Baguio City in 2011, unless the local government starts improving its waste management system.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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CEBU Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday warned candidates in the barangay polls not to use her as their “endorser.”

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

What went before

On July 10, 2000, a garbage avalanche at the Payatas dump in Quezon City killed more than 200 persons and buried thousands of homes. About 80 bodies had not been found.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

N. Ecija town bet says she’s opposed to landfill

Debunking her detractors that she was promoting the creation of a landfill here, a mayoral candidate maintained that she continues to oppose the project.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Nueva Ecija townsfolk protest landfill project

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Saying they do not want their town to be known as the “garbage town of Central and Northern Luzon,” residents of Cuyapo in Nueva Ecija have petitioned their town government to turn down a landfill project.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Baguio allowed to use Urdaneta landfill

Baguio City PHOTO BY DON LEJANO

Segregated wastes from Baguio City would soon be dumped in a government-run landfill in Urdaneta City for a fee and under strict regulations, but the Urdaneta government said it did not play any role in negotiating with the summer capital.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Landfill site unused as one more is built

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MANGROVES line the embankments of the landfill being built on the coast of Obando, Bulacan. TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

  Last of two parts   OBANDO, Bulacan—The Supreme Court’s order for Bulacan to help in the cleanup of Manila Bay is being defied or ignored by several local governments in the province.   For instance, only six of 24 local governments dispose of their solid wastes in one of two landfills operating in the [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Flood-prone town loses more mangroves to landfill

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THIS WIDE canal at the approach of the landfill was where mangroves were illegally cut supposedly by farmers but which landfill opponents blamed on the company developing the facility. TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

First of two parts   OBANDO, Bulacan – To Mercy Dolorito, floods are a normal occurrence in this coastal town. So it is in her village of Salambao, which faces Manila Bay, whenever typhoons come around or tides rise. “Floods usually reach up to knee or hips at the town center. In Salambao, it’s a [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Supreme Court grants Bulacan folk relief in fight vs landfill

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Relief in the form of a legal remedy from the Supreme Court (SC) has raised the hopes of residents opposed to the construction of a P1-billion landfill on Manila Bay off Obando, Bulacan.

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Inayawan landfill closed amid start of garbage run

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CEBU City’s Inayawan landfill site was closed for dumping as early as 7 a.m. yesterday, signaling the start of garbage delivery runs to the landfill site in Consolacion town.

Posted: December 11th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

What kind of mentality does Aquino have?

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For all his faults, Joseph Ejercito Estrada, aka Erap, was presidential in dealing with some fiercely abusive Moros. Of all Philippine presidents, Erap was the only one who tamed the Moros. Compared to Erap, President Noy is babakla-bakla—a weakling—since he’s trying to pacify people who respect authority only when it wields a gun. * * [...]

Posted: October 26th, 2011 in On Target | Read More »

Barangay execs want landfill transfer station

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BARANGAY officials in Cebu City want a garbage transfer station to be set up in the Inayawan landfill, a proposal that Mayor Michael Rama isn’t enthusiastic about. In a resolution, the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) asked the mayor to allocate three out of 15 hectares of the landfill for the transfer station, where the [...]

Posted: October 11th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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