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Pena: Korean garbage shipped back
AFTER the Canada waste fiasco ended in May last year, the issue on “imported” garbage went quiet. Unknown to many however, there were still foreign trash waiting to be shipped back to their country of origin, specifically from South Korea.The ...
Peña: Affordable Sanitary Landfill
REPUBLIC Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, banned the use of dumpsites as waste disposal facility since 2006. Under the 18-year old law, only sanitary landfills and other DENR-approved disposal methods, are allowed. So far, ...
From 8 days ago
Pena: Air quality on New Year's Day 2020
IT WAS a rainy New Year's day last 2019. The rare occurrence was caused by a low pressure area and the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan. Because of the rain, there was a reduction in fireworks and outdoor activities. The ...
From 15 days ago
IT IS disheartening to know that despite an 18-year-old garbage law, our attitude towards solid waste hasn’t changed much. At the Luneta Park, around 56 tons of garbage was left by park-goers who celebrated their Christmas there. Most of the ...
From 22 days ago
Pena: Environmental highlights of 2019
As 2019 is about to end, let me highlight significant environmental events, both local and international, that made it to the headlines.A rainy New Year’s Eve. The first in several decades. The cause of the New Year’s revelry spoiler is ...
From 29 days ago
Pena: Happy Holidays…again?
HERE we go again. While entering the department store of SM Clark last Tuesday, I was greeted “happy holidays” by the two guards on duty. I was irked so I replied in a loud voice, Merry Christmas! As I moved ...
From 36 days ago
Pena: World Soils Day
THERE is a day of commemoration for almost all important global environmental concerns. Among the most popular are Earth Day every 22nd of April, World Environment Day every June 5, World Wildlife Day every March 03, International Day of Forests ...
From 43 days ago
Pena: The interconnectivity of living things
IN THE environment, there is a symbiotic relationship among living things. If one species is eliminated, the others who depend on it will be affected as well. For instance, flowers depend on bees for pollination. In the food chain, the ...
From 50 days ago
Pena: Is the Philippines a deadly place for environmentalists?
LAST November 21, an employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was killed. Joash Peregrino, a special investigator at the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, was gunned down in ...
From 57 days ago
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 64 days ago