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Court orders QC govt to pay P6M to Payatas dumpsite tragedy victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) The court awards P110,000 worth of damages to each of the 56 plaintiffs, relatives of those who died in the tragedy

TRAGEDY. Rescuers retrieve another body from the smoldering heap of garbage that crashed into a cluster of homes at the Payatas dumpsite in Quezon City on July 11, 2000. In the background, a backhoe delicately sifts through the rubbish in hopes of finding more survivors. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

DENR orders temporary closure of Baguio dumpsite

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:46 PM

There have been plans to turn the Irisan dumpsite into an eco-park as early as 2012

Residents want smelly Batangas dumpsite shut down

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The sanitary landfill is only 200 meters away from Laurel Elementary School

Students and teachers of Laurel Elementary School cover their noses in an attempt to reduce the stink coming from a nearby dumpsite. Photo from Laurel Baho facebook page

DENR summons Bataan town mayor, councilors over open dumpsite

May 08, 2019 - 9:01 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management Benny Antiporda says the open dumpsite in Limay, Bataan, is another Smokey Mountain in the making

TRASH MOUNTAIN. AThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be conducting an investigation after it found that the open dumpsite in Limay, Bataan is still being used by the local government despite its closure in 2015. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Ombudsman suspends Polangui mayor, 4 councilors

Jul 17, 2018 - 3:26 PM

For operating an open dumpsite, the Ombudsman suspends Mayor Cherilie Mella-Sampal and 4 Sangguniang Bayan members for one year

 An open dumpsite in Daraga Albay.(Rhaydz B. Barcia)

On Ash Wednesday, bishop blesses land for Malabon's poor

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Hindi tama na ang tao'y mabuhay na busabos na parang hayop,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as he blesses a relocation site for 40 urban poor families in Malabon

RELOCATION SITE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David blesses a relocation site for around 40 urban poor families in Barangay Santulan, Malabon, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro to close illegal dumpsite, open new landfill in April

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:40 AM

The new landfill located in a 45 hectare property in Barangay Pagalungan is compliant with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

Trees are starting to grow at the rehabilitated part of the old city dumpsite which will be closed on April 15, 2017 while complete rehabilitation will continue this year. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro officials asked to explain dumpsite violations

Oct 25, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Current and previous city officials are accused of violating the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act over the Zayas dumpsite

DUMPSITE DEPENDENT. At least 1,700 scavengers and garbage workers make a dangerous living from Cagayan de Oro's decades-old dumpsite. Photo courtesy of Bobby Lagsa

Eastern Visayas office face complaints over open dumpsites

May 28, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Letecia Maceda regional director of the Environmental Management Bureau says the mayors have 6 months to submit and implement their corrective action plans

STILL IN OPERATION. This photo shows one of the open dumpsites in Eastern Visayas. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Tree park to rise in Cagayan de Oro’s old landfill

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Cagayan de Oro residents commend the construction of the tree park which is expected to bolster a greener city

SCAVENGE. The Zayas open dumpsite poses threats not just to the residents of nearby villages but also to the approximately two thousand scavengers and garbage workers making a living in the landfill itself. Photo by Jan Karlo Bajuyo

Duterte urges Aquino gov't to protest Canadian trash in PH

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says the country being made into a dumpsite derogates our national dignity

Cagayan de Oro's old dumpsite to be rehabilitated

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Four hectares of the dumpsite will be closed for rehabilitation as the city looks for a site for a new sanitary landfill – 9 years after the law requiring it took effect

DUMPSITE DEPENDENT. At least 1,700 scavengers and garbage workers make a dangerous living from Cagayan de Oro's decades-old dumpsite. Photo courtesy of Bobby Lagsa

Time ticking for Payatas landfill

Mar 06, 2014 - 1:38 PM

A new landfill could quadruple Quezon City s expenses on garbage collection

LANDFILL. The QC government's contract for the Payatas landfill ends in June 30, 2014. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Preventing dumpsite disasters after 'Maring'

Aug 21, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Remember the Payatas garbageslide in 2000 and the Baguio dumpsite crash in 2011? They can happen again

PILING UP. The Payatas landfill in Quezon City is one of the many garbage facilities vulnerable to storms and flooding. Photo from AFP/Ted Aljibe