mercury - updates

Rappler's latest stories on mercury


Here's how Mercury Retrograde could affect you

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:00 PM

An astrologer breaks down how you can DIY your forecast using your birth chart

Mercury found in smuggled whitening products in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others

MERCURY-LACED. Many whitening products for sale in certain Mindanao cities were found to be contaminated with high levels of mercury./ Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

August 2018 horoscopes: Mars and Mercury in retrograde, eclipse season

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:30 AM

What does August have in store for you?

July 2018 horoscopes: How will Mercury in retrograde, a total lunar eclipse affect you?

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Mercury retrograde *and* a total lunar eclipse? How can you deal?

WATCH: First trailer for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' released

May 15, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Here's your first look at the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic

Your April 2018 horoscopes are here!

Apr 02, 2018 - 12:57 AM

See what's in store for you this month as Mercury retrograde comes to an end

How to survive Mercury retrograde in 2018

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Not ready for all chaos, confusion, and miscommunication? We got you!

Mercury Drug Foundation gives P20-M worth of medicines to AFP

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:27 PM

The donation will be sent directly to military medical treatment facilities for the immediate use of soldiers deployed in conflict areas

Make Mercury in retrograde work for you – Important dates to remember for March 2018

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Here's how to take care of yourself, succeed at work, and get intimate this month while Mercury is in retrograde from March 22 - April 15

Apa yang akan terjadi pada SHINee setelah Jonghyun meninggal?

Dec 19, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Mungkin kita bisa memprediksi bagaimana masa depan SHINee dengan melihat beberapa grup musik yang juga kehilangan anggotanya karena meninggal dunia

Your guide to Mercury retrograde from December 3 to 22

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Mercury retrograde is not something to be feared – here's how to stay on top of it!

LOOK: Rami Malek transforms into Freddie Mercury for Queen biopic

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The Mr Robot actor nails the Queen frontman s signature look

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 6 September 2017

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:21 AM

The treaty obliges member nations to promote mercury free gold processing methods to protect especially vulnerable populations and to end especially harmful practices

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning

MERCURY POISONING. Some residents in two villages in Palawan test positive for mercury poisoning. The villages are near a former open mercury mining pit.

The legend of Mariano Que

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:25 PM

In a way it is impossible to talk about Philippine medicine without mentioning Mariano Que Yet so little was known of the man who built Mercury Drug

PASSING. Founder of Mercury Drug, Mariano Que, passed away last week, as reported on the company's Facebook page on April 14, 2017.

How Mariano Que built Mercury Drug with P100

Apr 15, 2017 - 10:09 PM

UPDATED Que started what would become Mercury Drug with the drug Sulfathiazole and a wooden pushcart in the streets of Manila

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS. He was not born rich like other successful entrepreneurs. As a survivor of World War II, Que was orphaned and was deprived of the chance to study early on. Photo of Que sourced from the Facebook page of Lhou Pesigan

Mercury Drug owner Mariano Que dies

Apr 15, 2017 - 7:06 AM

The 96 year old Mariano Que began the business after World War II in 1945

MERCURY DRUG. Mariano Que of Mercury Drug passes away. Sourced from the Facebook page of Lhou Pesigan

DepEd investigates Manila Science High School mercury spill

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Advocacy group BAN Toxics calls on the education department to immediately implement a ban on the use and storage of mercury in schools

Mercury file photo from Wikipedia

News Briefs: March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday March 23

Appeals court rules in favor of Masbate gold mine

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Petitioners simply failed to substantiate their claims that any environmental damage is directly attributable to Filminera s mining activities

NO WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Open pit mining operation by Filminera Resources Corp. in Aroroy, Masbate. Rappler file photo

All 'Original Seven' American astronauts now dead

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Here are the feats the Original Seven or Mercury 7 are best known for

MERCURY 7. This NASA photo taken on April 9, 1959, shows NASA introducing its first astronaut class, the Mercury 7, shown front row, (L-R): Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter; back row, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. Handout photo by NASA/AFP

IN PHOTOS: The 2016 MVP Bossing Awards

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Last November 23 PLDT SME Nation recognized 8 outstanding Filipino entrepreneurs for their achievements in driving their businesses towards inclusive growth See the highlights here

Clinton on Duterte and Obama, Dilma Rousseff, Freddie Mercury | 12PM wRap

Sep 07, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury on his 70th birthday

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:16 AM

The asteroid is far from the British singer s namesake planet and is instead in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

This file photo taken on September 18, 1984 shows rock star Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock group Queen, during a concert at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (POPB). Jean-Claude Coutausse/AFP

Movie reviews: All 9 Cinemalaya 2016 full-length films

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:34 PM

In the return of the full length film section of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival this 2016 how did these movies fare?

Photos from YouTube/Cinemalaya Foundation Inc, Facebook/Cinemalaya, and

Duterte, illegal drugs, Bowie | 12PM wRap

Aug 05, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

David Bowie nominated with Radiohead, Anohni for Mercury Prize

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Other nominees include Bat for Lashes Savages The 1975 and more

Photo from EPA

Rising debit card use in PH to drive cashless payments growth

May 29, 2015 - 5:30 PM

VISA introduces new payment methods targeting young adults to hasten the economy’s move to cashless payments

NASA spacecraft crashes on Mercury after 11-year mission

May 01, 2015 - 7:28 AM

The mission achieves unprecedented success with its top discovery being that Mercury had lots of frozen water and other volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters

MESSENGER'S LAST IMAGE. Photo by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Pacquiao tops BIR list of individual taxpayers

Mar 28, 2015 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED Of 12 known Filipino billionaires this year only one is in the top 10 of 2013 taxpayers – Andrew Tan of Alliance Global

Pacquiao tops list of top taxpayers for 2013

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm increases presence in PH

Feb 07, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Dairy Farm Company Limited opens an IT delivery center and raises its stake in high end Rustan’s and Cebu based Rose Pharmacy – all in a bid to expand

REPLICATING SUCCESS. Expanding Rose Pharmacy is Dairy Farm’s idea to compete with local behemoth, Mercury Drug, and make it like the Mannings drugstore chain of Hong Kong.

E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The effects of throwing away our gadgets reach far beyond the garbage bin

Immediate ban on dental amalgam in PH pushed

Mar 01, 2014 - 3:11 PM

The group Ban Toxics calls on government to change the dental curriculum in schools to exclude the required use of the cancerous alloy

BAN DENTAL AMALGAM. According to environmental group Ban Toxics, 5 dental institutions and 3 dental stores exceeded standard reference levels. Photo from Diana Mendoza

Toxic toys being sold in Baclaran

Oct 26, 2013 - 10:36 AM

60 days before Christmas toys with lead arsenic and mercury are being sold in Baclaran Parañaque and Pasay

NOT SO INNOCENT. These toxic toys bought in Manila are in good company now that a green group discovered more of their ilk in Baclaran, Parañaque and Pasay. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH signs UN treaty against mercury

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:24 PM

DENR Secretary Paje signs the historic Minamata Convention on Mercury to prevent the chemical s impact on the environment health and public well being

THE FIGHT AGAINST MERCURY. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje signs the Minamata Convention on Mercury in behalf of the Philippine government. Photo courtesy of DENR-PAO

Scott Carpenter, second American in orbit, dies at 88

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:06 AM

US Astronaut Scott Carpenter died Thursday in Colorado at the age of 88

MERCURY 7. Mercury 7 astronauts Gordon Cooper (L), Wally Shirra (C) and Scott Carpenter (R) in an October 28, 1998 file photo. AFP PHOTO/Tony RANZE/FILES

Minamata mercury treaty signed at UN conference

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:20 PM

The delegates gathered in Minamata city to sign the world s first legally binding treaty on the highly toxic metal

'Minamata' mercury treaty conference kicks off in Japan

Oct 07, 2013 - 1:48 PM

A UN conference to sign a historic treaty aimed at reining in the use and emission of mercury began Monday

Bowie heads Britain's Mercury Prize shortlist

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Rock icon carries on musical comeback after considerable stint in acting

DARKLY ELEGANT. Back to music, after acting. Photo from the David Bowie Facebook fan page

'Ban Toxics' calls for safe mercury disposal system

Aug 10, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Ban Toxic challenges the government to develop a safe and strategic way of handling mercury

MERCURY-SPILL. 40 patients evacuated after tests showed high mercury contamination in Fabella Hospital. Photo from Help Fabella Facebook page

Long-lost Orson Welles film found in Italy

Aug 09, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Long lost silent film by one of cinema s great artists recovered and scheduled for screening

AUTEUR. 'Too Much Johnson' is a rare Welles silent. Image from the actor-director's Facebook page

Baron Cohen out of Freddie Mercury biopic

Jul 24, 2013 - 3:19 PM

Creative differences prompt British comic s pullout from the project

BARON COHEN OUT. Who will take on the role of one of the greatest voices of all time? Photo from the Freddie Mercury Facebook page

Green groups: Put mercury warning labels on CFLs

Jul 16, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Consumers have the right to know that fluorescent lamps and other kinds of lamps contain mercury and should be handled carefully

7-Eleven PH targets 1,000 stores by end-2013

May 22, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Local franchise owner of the 24 7 convenience store chain is eyeing to end 2013 with 1 000 stores this year from 800 in 2012

140 countries adopt mercury treaty in Geneva

Jan 19, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Countries will be asked to sign the treaty next October in Minamata Japan in honor of the town s inhabitants who for decades have suffered the consequences of serious mercury contamination

How to make it through Mercury Retrograde

Nov 05, 2012 - 5:28 AM

Even if it turns out that Mercury Retrograde is just a load of bull it s never a bad idea to be ready for life throwing you a couple of curve balls

Know your stars: How to beat Mercury in retrograde

Aug 01, 2012 - 8:41 PM

In this period of Ramadan we discuss Arabic astrologers plus an astronomical anomaly that has been causing major trouble

THE CRESCENT AND STAR atop the dome of a mosque at the border of Pasay and Paranaque. This mosque is named after Rajah Sulayman as a tribute to the Muslim leader who bravely resisted colonization in the 16th century. Photo by Resti H. Santiago

FDA: no milk imports from China to PH since 2008

Jun 20, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Health agency warns against smuggled re packed milk products