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Edible spoons to address plastic problem

(Impact Journalism Day) Established in 2011 in Hyderabad, India, Bakeys manufactures edible cutlery as an alternative to disposable plastic/wood cutlery and bamboo chopsticks......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

What the award-winning dead whale installation art says about the Philippines’ pollution problem

Photos of the grisly installation art depicting a dead whale with a mouth full of plastic waste went viral back in 2017 highlighting the need to address the plastic pollution problem in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Republic Cement Launches Project HARVEST to Support DepEd’s “Gulayan Sa Paaralan” Program

Health and nutrition continue to be a major problem in the Philippines with chronic malnutrition rate at 26.2% Project HARVEST to address malnutrition through sustainable gardening solutions that support DepEd’s school-based feeding program The program aims to enhance nutrition in the school by helping secure consistent water supply for the vegetable crops and setting up […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

QC Council bats for LED road monitoring system

The Quezon City Council passed a resolution urging Mayor Herbert Bautista to order the installation of a LED road monitoring advisory system in major roads in the city. A City Resolution authored by Councilor Allan Butch Francisco aims to address the traffic problem in Metro Manila by installing road monitoring advisory systems. Advanced traffic system,… link: QC Council bats for LED road monitoring system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

DepEd addresses underspending

THE Department of Education (DepEd) has assured an efficient disbursement of funds to address the problem of underspending that affects the delivery of basic education services like lack of classroom, teaching personnel, books and other educational supplies. Education Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla said the increased budget utilization at 97 percent in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Tugade wants more BI officers assigned in airports

        Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade would be requesting the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to assign additional immigration personnel in airports to address long lines.   Tugade on Saturday attributed the airports' problem on long queue in the lack of immigration officers tending to the high number of passengers going in and out of the country.   He said that he would ask the approval of the BI to add more immigration booths in order to solve the said problem.   "Kung papayag ang Bureau of Immigration, padadagdagan ko ang immigration booths sa airport," Tugade said in a statement.   (If the Bureau of Immigr...Keep on reading: Tugade wants more BI officers assigned in airports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

How the fight vs plastic pollution can begin in the classroom

MANILA, Philippines — Can you use a math problem to teach children about saving the environment?Conservation group World Wide Fund (WWF) believes this is possible, as the fight against plastic pollution can begin in the classroom. "Hindi lang science 'yung dapat magturo sa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Biron moves to beef up investments in Iloilo

WEEKS after the signing of a law that seeks to address the red tape problem in business and investments, Rep. Ferjenel Biron (4th district, Iloilo) continues to channel his energies on promoting countryside development by inviting foreign investors. On June 21, 2018, Biron, chair of the House Committee on Trade and Industry, toured South Korean […] The post Biron moves to beef up investments in Iloilo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery, balloon sticks, cotton buds

The European Union proposed Monday a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025. The set of proposals are part of a growing EU drive to rid the environment of plastic waste which has begun showing up in the food chain. "Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem," EU First Vice President Frans Timmermans said. "Today's proposals will reduce single-use plastics on our supermarket shelves through a range of measures," Timmermans added. The proposals call for banning banning plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, drink...Keep on reading: EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery, balloon sticks, cotton buds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

In fight vs plastic, challenge is changing people s mindset, lifestyle

MANILA, Phillippines – Government and non-governmental organizations on Saturday, May 26 launched the CleanSeas Pilipinas campaign, in hopes of addressing the country's emerging problem of plastics in Philippine seas.  CleanSeas Pilipinas aims to mobilize the government and private sectors, as well as academic institutions, civil society organizations, international organizations, communities, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Other possible solutions for Manila traffic other than cable cars

List of ideas the Department of Transportation has floated in hopes to address the massive traffic problem......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

House okays 150 Judges-at-Large

THE House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to create 150 Judges-at-Large positions to address the shortage of magistrates in the country. House Bill (HB) No. 7309 will address the problem which has long been identified as one of the causes of congested or….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

MPD to ask courts for swift commitment order of inmates

THE Manila Police District (MPD) is coordinating with the Manila Regional Trial Courts to address the problem of jail congestion in the various police stations in Manila. The MPD will ask the courts to expedite the issuance of commitment orders for them to transfer the detainees in lock-up cells or….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Group formed for river cleanup to prevent flooding in Davao City

DAVAO CITY Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has issued an executive order (EO) for the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will facilitate the desilting of rivers and streams in Davao City to mitigate flooding. “There is a need to allow desilting operations within the watershed areas to address the heavy siltation problem in rivers […] The post Group formed for river cleanup to prevent flooding in Davao City appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Sewage Mess Drives Boracay into ‘Cesspool’

Two months after someone finally had the will to address the “crisis” in Boracay, the government has hunted down business establishments breaching management standards, in a bid to restore Boracay’s glory. These multi-billion properties, after all, cared less about their sewage. As a result, the sewerage problem in the country’s iconic beach festered both residents […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

TAMPA: Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution, a study said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). More than eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans every year, and concern is mounting over this [...] The post Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Mere anarchy

His defenders and partisans, as well as the trolls his regime pays out of public funds, describe President Rodrigo Duterte’s “leadership” as “decisive.” They’re referring to the speed with which he tried to address the drug problem — the extent of which his minions, among them Alan Peter Cayetano, and he himself, exaggerate — and […] The post Mere anarchy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

New councilor to prioritize water supply problem in Davao City

Barangay Captain Carmelo Clarion of Mulig, Toril formally assumed the vacant third district councilor seat on Monday, April 9, and vowed to address the needs of barangays such as potable water supply among others......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

We don’t need a rice council -- Alvarez

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez backed yesterday the reported intention of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to abolish the National Food Authority Council to address the recurring problem with the country’s rice supply, particularly cheaper rice sold by the NFA. “Personally, I think we don’t need such council. We already have an….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Curfew on Cebu City Pushed Following Gang Related Incidents

“The implementation of curfew is one factor that could address the problem of gang related incidents as well as sustain peace and order in the barangays ,” Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak stressed. This issue was raised after nine youths, ages 9-15 years old, from Barangay Apas, was reportedly involved in gang related incidents and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018