Following the pronouncement of an environment official on why the Philippines has yet to ratify an international treaty that prohibits imported garbage from entering the country, environmental group EcoWaste Coalition has called on the government anew to strictly impose a ban on waste importation “without further delay.”
Environmental groups have urged everyone to protect the Panigan-Tamugan watershed to keep a clean water source for Dabawenyos.
Environmental group EcoWaste Coalition has expressed optimism that the last two batches of imported trash from South Korea expected to be reshipped on Sunday (Feb. 16) and on Feb. 23 will be the last trafficked wastes from another country that will be dumped into the Philippines.
The first-year implementation of the Rice Liberalization Law (RLL) is taking a toll on local farmers
Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu has welcomed the plan of this city’s local government to allow neighboring towns to use its sanitary landfill for a fee.
Volcanoes that have not shown any signs of activity for years could still erupt at any given time, an official of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in the region (Phivolcs-X) said Tuesday (Jan. 28).
With the reshipment of the remaining 5,177 metric tons of mostly plastic trash to South Korea on Sunday (Jan. 19), pro-environment groups have reiterated their call to foreign countries to recycle their own wastes and not dump these to the Philippines.
Residents off the coast of Barangay Lower Jasaan in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental fear the white liquid substance recently discharged by a foreign vessel would affect the marine life and their livelihood.
There is an urgent need to protect the watersheds of Panigan-Tamugan and Talomo-Lipadas.
At least nine people have already died in the aftermath of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that rocked the province of Davao del Sur and other areas in Mindanao on December 15, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).