Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Pena: Abolition of PRRC
THE Pasig River was considered biologically dead until it got a new lease on life when rehabilitation efforts were started several years ago by the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). Last October 2018, the project won the first Asia River ...
From 16 minutes ago
Peña: Turn-overs and ‘take-over’ at EMB
AFTER serving Region 3 for seventeen years, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Regional Director Lormelyn Claudio is moving to Region 7, Central Visayas. Her office will be in Mandaue City, Cebu. I attended the turn-over ceremony last November 6 at the ...
From 7 days ago
LAST November 1, our family joined the millions who flocked to cemeteries to visit the graves of dearly departed loved ones. My only sister, whom we lost 6 years ago to breast cancer, was interred at Tierra Santa Memorial Park ...
From 14 days ago
Peña: Lead-cored wick and scented candles
I'M SUPRISED that candles with lead-cored wicks are still being sold in the Philippines. These candles are already banned here and in other countries. The Ecowaste Coalition said these candles are still sold in markets like in Binondo, Manila. Most ...
From 21 days ago
Peña: 'Muning' the hunter
AS I got out of our backdoor last Tuesday Morning, I was surprised to see bird feathers and blood scattered all over the place. The poor bird is another victim of the cats that have made our backyard their home. ...
From 28 days ago
Peña: 'Walang forever'
"WALANG forever?" It was all over the news last week. Clothing retailer "Forever 21" has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. This move, usually done by a corporation or partnership, generally provides for reorganization to keep ...
From 41 days ago
Peña: Costa Rica: Champion of the Earth
IT WAS during the General Assembly of the Environmental Practitioners' Association (EPA) in August 2016 when I first learned how environment-friendly Costa Rica is. Recently, this small country in Central America received a 2019 Champions of the Earth award for ...
From 48 days ago
Peña: The side effects of being beautiful
AN ENVIRONMENTAL group has repeatedly warned the public about the dange posed by certain beauty products. Most, if not all of these dangerous products, are not registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As reported in this paper last ...
From 56 days ago
Peña: Biodegradable plastic
I LEARNED from the news that the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will ban plastics. It will be the first plastic-free airport in the country, as their management claim. I am not exactly pleased by this move. Why? Because the MCIA ...
From 63 days ago
Peña: 2018 Coastal Cleanup Report
THE 2019 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day will be held next Saturday, September 21. This cleanup activity was started by “Ocean Conservancy” on a beach in Texas, USA, in 1986. Since then, the ICC has expanded to over 150 countries, ...
From 70 days ago