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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

Microplastics are getting into mosquitoes and contaminating new food chains

There is no doubt that plastic pollution in oceans is a growing worldwide problem . The internet is full of images of seabirds and other marine animals entangled in plastic waste , and animals starve because their guts are blocked with plastic bags . But the problem goes much deeper than this. Much plastic pollution is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

The problem with plastics: stopping it at the source

AT A GLANCE Aside from government compliance with solid waste management laws, Greenpeace identifies corporate accountability as a roadblock to eliminating plastic waste. Corporations are working on developing alternatives to plastic and have programs to reuse old packaging after they’ve served their original purpose. Trying to live a zero-waste lifestyle is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Inflation in general ‘not a major crisis’

Economic managers sought to assuage concerns over inflation on Friday, claiming “slightly elevated” consumer price growth was not a “major crisis” and that the government was working to address the matter. “It may be a serious problem for some people, but for the nation, in general, it’s not a major crisis,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd told [...] The post Inflation in general ‘not a major crisis’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Administration ally blames gov’t for rising inflation

AN administration ally is blaming the Duterte government for doing little or nothing to address the rising inflation or the increase in the prices of goods. Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said the government has failed to get the right ways and means to address this problem. Reports of the Philippine….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

DTI wants to tap state trade firm for rice importation

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is proposing to allow a state-owned firm to import rice in a bid to help address the problem on rice supply. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the proposal Source link link: DTI wants to tap state trade firm for rice importation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

DTI wants to tap state trade firm for rice importation

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is proposing to allow a state-owned firm to import rice in a bid to help address the problem on rice supply. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

MIWD to decommission old pipelines

THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) will remove old pipelines to address the problem on non-revenue water or supply lost to leaks and pilferages. Starting August 20, 2018, MIWD will be removing old pipes along the railway road, particularly from Sta. Isabel, Jaro to Railway, La Paz. Consumers that were connected to the old pipes […] The post MIWD to decommission old pipelines appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Is food at The Grid worth queuing up for?

Motorists who attempted to traverse the streets of Metro Manila this week may have been dismayed to find that their speed was better measured by minutes per kilometer, rather than km/h. One can only blame "undisciplined"---whatever that means---drivers so much. If all the vehicles were goose-stepping in formation, it wouldn't have made a difference. The problem is simply that there are too many cars on the road. This is a problem that needs short- and long-term solutions, neither of which seems likely to be implemented anytime soon. It is no secret in the airline industry that business-class travel isn't about fluffier blankets and food served on crockery rather than in plastic con...Keep on reading: Is food at The Grid worth queuing up for?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

DepEd eyes medium-rise schools

THE Department of Education (DepEd) plans to build medium-rise school buildings in Metro Manila in a bid to address the perennial classroom shortage problem. DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua said since there are no buildable spaces in Metro Manila, the only way to provide more classrooms to the increasing number of students in the region is [...] The post DepEd eyes medium-rise schools appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Cebu Pacific shifts to recyclable, eco-friendly utensils for all flights

LEADING Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific will replace non-recyclable plastic spoons, forks, stirrers and cups with sustainable alternatives on all its domestic and international flights starting October 1, 2018. The shift to eco-friendly utensils for in-flight meals and refreshments is part of initiatives by Cebu Pacific to push for sustainability and reduction of in-flight waste and […] The post Cebu Pacific shifts to recyclable, eco-friendly utensils for all flights appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Aguilar rallies barangay officials to strengthen campaign vs illegal drugs

LAS Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar gathered officials from the city’s 22 barangays recently for a two-day seminar to work out with a more comprehensive approach to address the problem on the use and abuse of illegal and prohibited drugs. Aguilar rallied members of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC)….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

COA to Landbank: Fix cashless ATMs

The Commission on Audit (COA) has called on the Land Bank of the Philippines to address the continuing problem of cashless or offline automated teller machines (ATMs) in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Lack of prosecutors, corruption hound DoJ

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said that the shortage of prosecutors remains one of the Department of Justice’s headaches. “That’s our major problem, kulang ang mga prosecutor,” said Guevarra during the government’s recently concluded Tatak ng Pagbabago Tatak ng Katatagan pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Forum. He said that….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 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