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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

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

PEZA says Qatar firm keen on investing in PHL

DOHA-BASED Al Jameel Showroom Furniture is looking to put up operations in the country, according to the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News3 hr. 25 min. ago

FROM UNDER THIS HAT | Our people in November actions

Through this column the Management Committee of the Baguio City Indigenous Peoples Center (BIPC) would like to say thank you very much to the members of the Igorot community in Baguio who have donated tables, chairs, other furniture and fixtures to the Center......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

Robredo: Marcos ‘confused’ for asking SC anew to stop using ballot images

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo wants the Supreme Court (SC) to junk the request of her rival ex-senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr to stop the use of ballot images and election returns (ERs) in the electoral protest he filed against Robredo. Robredo’s lawyers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Sandiganbayan ex-Abra mayors bid to junk charges over funds misuse | News

The Sandiganbayan has denied the bid of the former mayor of Licuaan-Baay, Abra to dismiss his criminal case over the alleged illegal use of public funds for the rehabilitation of the municipal hall......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Philippines is not a dumping site, Greenpeace tells South Korea

A group of environmental advocates on Wednesday called on the South Korean government to take back the tons of plastic wastes it had shipped to the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Arrested drug pusher in Albay yields P680K worth of shabu

  LEGAZPI CITY -- Anti-drug drug operatives seized some P680,000 worth of suspected shabu (crystal meth) from an alleged illegal drug pusher who was arrested in Daraga, Albay early Wednesday, police said. Police said Jed Lolo, 35, married of Barangay Sagpon, Daraga, was nabbed by joint elements of the Daraga police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after selling suspected shabu to an undercover police officer in front of the Barangay Hall in Purok 3, Barangay Binitayan at around 3:30 a.m. Bicol police spokesperson Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib said Lolo yielded a plastic sachet containing 100 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of P680,000. ...Keep on reading: Arrested drug pusher in Albay yields P680K worth of shabu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

The world’s trash could be PH’s cash

THE Philippines has again become an unwitting dumping ground for some other country’s unwanted garbage, as tons of plastic trash from South Korea have apparently been abandoned at a port...READ MORE The post The world’s trash could be PH’s cash appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

SK offers a kilo of rice for a kilo of plastic in Cavite | News

The Sangguniang Kabataan of a barangay in Amadeo, Cavite, has thought of a way to reduce garbage in their area: by trading a kilo of plastic to a kilo of rice......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

P1.7M Worth of Drugs Nabbed in Tisa

Over a million worth of drugs nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Lorenzo, Brgy. Tisa, Cebu City on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Pari-an Police Station 1 identified the suspect as John Ryan Saballa who yielded plastic packs of suspected shabu after he was arrested by the operatives. 150 grams of suspected shabu with a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Globe introduces eSIM

Globe Telecom continues to be the leader in digital lifestyle by bringing the embedded subscriber identification module (eSIM) to the Philippines. A breakthrough in mobile technology, eSIM is a virtual embedded SIM that cannot be removed and will be a viable alternative to the physical, plastic SIM card for many of the upcoming smartphones to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

RTC asked to junk petition vs terms for third telco bidder

RTC asked to junk petition vs terms for third telco bidder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

How to solve the waste plastic problem one ‘ecobrick’ at a time

A BULACAN-based company is using waste plastic laminates or sachets to produce “ecobricks,” which are touted as a solution to the solid waste problem and a “green” alternative to hollow blocks......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Drugs Nabbed on Undas

Three persons arrested and over P500k worth of drugs were confiscated from the suspects in different buy-bust operations in Cebu City on November 1 and 2. Jeffrey Robin Mahapo a.k.a “Jimboy”, 23 yielded plastic packs of suspected shabu in Sitio Mabapo, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City on a Thursday, November 1, 2018. The buy-bust operation conducted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

DU30 will, new tech key to rehab

A United Nations (UN)-backed technology that uses certain species of fungi to dissolve plastic may hold the key to revive polluted waterways including the rehabilitation of the Pasig River which is vital to both commerce and a healthy environment for Metro Manila. The new scientific find and the political will of the current administration are […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Despite crackdown, ‘junk news’ still flourishes on social media

Despite an aggressive crackdown by social media firms, so-called "junk news" is spreading at a greater rate than in 2016 on social media ahead of the US midterm elections, according to researchers. Oxford Internet Institute researchers concluded that Facebook and Twitter remain filled with "extremist, sensationalist, conspiratorial, masked commentary," and other forms of "low-quality" news. In analyzing some 2.5 million tweets and 6,986 Facebook pages over a 30-day period, the study found that less than five percent of the sources referenced on social media were from public agencies, experts or political candidates themselves. "We found that the proportion of junk news circu...Keep on reading: Despite crackdown, ‘junk news’ still flourishes on social media.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

From plastic to blankets, shirts: Group recycles trash from cemeteries

  While Filipinos would take every "Undas" as a chance to visit the grave of departed loved ones in cemeteries, this group has a different agenda.   For years, volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Taiwan-based non-government organization that promotes environmental protection, collect sacks of plasticbottles in cemeteries during this season and later transform them to useable items.   Margie Gorospe, a volunteer for eight years now, is stationed at Manila North Cemetery this year. She's been collecting polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, plastic cups, and cartons since October 31.   By Friday, the group has already collected a total...Keep on reading: From plastic to blankets, shirts: Group recycles trash from cemeteries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Cebuano News: Anti-plastic use ordinance suportado sa RDC

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Oct. 30 (PIA)-Nagkahiusa ang mga sakop sa Regional Development Council sa rehiyon 7 (RDC7) sa pag-awhag sa mga lokal nga kagamhanan sa Central Visayas pagpasar na s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Cebuano News: Anti-plastic use ordinance suportado sa RDC

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Oct. 30 (PIA)-Nagkahiusa ang mga sakop sa Regional Development Council sa rehiyon 7 (RDC7) sa pag-awhag sa mga lokal nga kagamhanan sa Central Visayas pagpasar na s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Give Your Home New Life with These Tips

(NC) As the change in weather has us retreating indoors, take some time to spruce up your interiors with these design ideas. Play with paint. One of the most budget-friendly ways to change up a space is with paint. You can use it to refresh antique or dated furniture, or you can create a whole […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018