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Junk Not! Upcycling plastic into furniture

(Impact Journalism Day) Interior design enterprise JunkNot collects and recycles daily waste to transform it into design furniture. It tackles two problems that the Filipino society is facing at once: waste management and its environmental impact, and lack of livelihood......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

Luntiang Pilipinas urges Filipinos to junk plastics | Inquirer News

Luntiang Pilipinas urges Filipinos to junk plastics INQUIRER.net An environment group is urging Filipino families to stop using plastics to help stem the tide of plastic garbage polluting the oceans......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

From trash to treasure: An upcycling project rises in Bohol to help impoverished communities

&'160; The wallets, fans, and key holder samples were created by Rowena, Telyz, and Angelita &'8212; all members of a women’s group in Barangay Cogon in Tagbilaran, Bohol. The souvenir items were made from used plastic shopping bags and snack wrappers. The women were trained by a 27-year old Japanese volunteer Chisato Kanno dispatched under [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 31st, 2017

Rainbow Warrior to visit Manila, Cebu in March to campaign against plastic pollution

Rainbow Warrior to visit Manila, Cebu in March to campaign against plastic pollution INQUIRER.net CEBU CITY, Philippines The Rainbow Warrior will once again set sail to the Philippines from March 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News11 hr. 4 min. ago

Tiffany hosts first event of the year

  Mario Katigbak is known for building good relationships, whether with friends or clients. His graciousness and fine taste foster loyalty---where he goes, clients follow.   In his first event for Tiffany & Co. at Rustan's Makati last Saturday, even with little fanfare, friends turned out to support Katigbak as the brand's new country manager---and a good number of them broke out the plastic, we learned. There were also some walk-in clients, couples shopping for engagement rings and wedding bands.   The pre-Valentine event was not the relaunch of Tiffany here---not yet. That will be sometime in June, when it unveils its flagship boutique in Greenbelt...Keep on reading: Tiffany hosts first event of the year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Pimentel ‘happy’ over dismissal of disqualification cases

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has expressed happiness over the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to junk the disqualification cases filed against him, which he described as a "Damocles' sword" on his candidacy for the 2019 elections. "I am very happy that the Comelec has finally decided on the cases which have served as a Damocles sword over my candidacy," Pimentel said in a statement on Wednesday. After a few months, Comelec dismissed the disqualification raps filed against him for "lack of merit." "It is clear that Pimentel has not fully served his first term as senator. Thus, the two-term limit does not yet apply to him," the Fir...Keep on reading: Pimentel ‘happy’ over dismissal of disqualification cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Robredo on taho incident: Pambabastos sa bansa natin

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, February 10, said the recent incident involving a Chinese national who threw her plastic cup of taho at the security personnel of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) was also an insult to the Philippines. "Tayo alam natin kapag nasa ibang bansa tayo, iyong sagad na galang ang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

‘Taho’-throwing Sino woman held for assaulting cop

  A Chinese woman was arrested on Saturday and faced charges of direct assault after she threw a plastic cup of "taho" (sweetened soya curd) at a policeman who was trying to explain that she could not bring it inside the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) station in Boni, Mandaluyong City.   Photos of her and the policeman she had splashed with taho immediately went viral, drawing vicious comments from netizens.   Zhang Jiale, 23, was brought to the Mandaluyong Police Community Precinct 5 and detained for disrespecting PO1 William Cristobal, 39, who had tried to help stop her at the turnstiles from bringing in a prohibited item.   Police said Zhang,...Keep on reading: ‘Taho’-throwing Sino woman held for assaulting cop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Chinese passenger throws cup of taho at MRT security

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reiterated its no liquid policy inside trains after an incident on Saturday, February 9, where a passenger threw her plastic cup of taho at the security personnel of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3.) A report by the Mandaluyong ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Woman passenger throws cup of taho at MRT security

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reiterated its no liquid policy inside trains after an incident on Saturday, February 9, where a passenger threw her plastic cup of taho at the security personnel of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3.) A report by the Mandaluyong said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

FALSE: Littering runners in photo are university students

CLAIM:  Students from different universities "litter" the street with used paper cups.  On February 3, 2019, the Metro Manila News Facebook page posted a photo of supposed students running along a street littered with disposable paper cups and plastic bottles. One of the runners was shown tossing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

PNP to continue spying on ACT members

  MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it would continue conducting intelligence operations on members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Bernard Banac said the operations would continue after the Court of Appeals (CA) on Thursday junked the petition against the profiling of ACT members.   READ: CA dismisses plea to stop cops from profiling ACT members READ: PNP hails CA ruling to junk ACT petition vs profiling Banac, however, said the operation is not only limited to teachers affiliated with ACT, but may also be applied to perceived enemies of the State.   "Tuloy-tuloy...Keep on reading: PNP to continue spying on ACT members.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Winning the war vs garbage

If we are to trace the historical roots of the present murky waters at the Manila Bay, blame it on the debris, junk and trash that have accumulated through the years and got buried in this body of water......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Mangudadatu asks SC to junk petitions vs BOL

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean’s hidden depths

LONDON -- A mission to explore uncharted depths in the Indian Ocean was launched Wednesday, hoping to discover hundreds of new species and find out what impact plastic is having way below the surface. The First Descent expedition, led by British-based ocean research institute Nekton, is set to send submersibles as deep as 3,000 meters off the Seychelles from March to test the health of the ocean.   The project was launched at the Commonwealth headquarters in London.   "The mission is focusing on 30 meters down to 3,000 meters. This is where you get the peak diversity of species," said Professor Alex Rogers, part of the scientific team.   "In the Indian...Keep on reading: Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean’s hidden depths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Residents support ‘No Plastic’ order

BACOLOD City – A week after launching a Plastic Holiday in the municipality of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, an official observed positive response from the people. Binalbagan Solid Waste Action Officer Omar Angelo Rivera said stall owners have expressed approval of the move as they can still earn by selling plastic alternative packagings such as net […] The post Residents support ‘No Plastic’ order appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

1 dead, P2 million stolen in Quezon City junk shop heist

Robbers killed an employee of a junk shop and carted away P2.065 million in cash in Quezon City on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Man smuggles month-old leopard cub on plane to India

NEW DELHI, India – A passenger who smuggled a month-old leopard cub in hand luggage on a flight from Bangkok to Chennai has been arrested, Indian authorities said Saturday, February 2. The cub, weighing just over one kilogram (2.4 pounds), was found in a plastic grocery basket hidden inside a bag ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

Muslim leaders release guidelines to ensure maximum security in mosques in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Feb) – Moro religious leaders here have prohibited backpacks, big bags, boxes, and bulky plastic bags inside all mosques in Davao City starting Friday, February 1. The religious leaders released the guidelines following the January 27 twin explosions at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Venezuela’s military urged: junk Maduro

CARACAS — Thousands of opposition protesters, led by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido, on Wednesday called on the armed forces to abandon President Nicolas Maduro and allow humanitarian aid into the crisis-wracked country. The fight for freedom has begun. People took to the streets in the capital Caracas and various other cities, banging pots, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Davao bans backpacks, bags, boxes inside churches

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 January) – Security forces in Davao City have prohibited the bringing of backpacks and bulky plastic bags and boxes inside places of worship here to prevent similar bombing incidents that hit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu last Sunday leaving 20 people dead and 111 others wounded, Mayor […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019