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COA to Laguna hospital: Fix waste storage and disposal

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The Commission on Audit finds that the Laguna Medical Center violated the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the Health Care Waste Management Manual

Morales: Congress, not Martires, should reassess Solid Waste Act

Nov 28, 2018 - 8:32 AM

Martires recently recalled the suspension of 72 local executives, citing as reason the impracticality of the Solid Waste Act

SUSPENSION RECALL. Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales (right) says the decision to recall suspension orders because of flaws of the law should be a decision of the Congress, not Ombudsman Samuel Martires.

After criticism, no more balloon releasing in next Mimaropa Festival

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Mimaropa's top tourism official thanks EcoWaste Coalition for pointing out that releasing balloons is harmful to the environment

Photo from the Arawatan & Mimaropa Festival 2018 Facebook page

Eco group slams Mimaropa Festival's balloon releasing activity

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'Releasing balloons into the air is no laughing matter, especially for marine animals who bear the brunt of this wasteful practice,' says zero waste campaigner Daniel Alejandre

DENR to local government: Be tough on trash violators for Undas

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) ‘LGUs should not hesitate penalizing litterbugs by imposing fines or making them render community service,’ says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

UNDAS. People flock the Manila South Cemetery in Makati City to visit the grave of their departed loved ones in observance of the All Soul's and All Saints' Day on November 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mother and son in viral video punished for littering in Caloocan

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The Caloocan City government orders Maria Elena Paras and son Ian to pay a fine, do community service, and attend a seminar for violating the law

Martires recalls suspension of mayor, local execs charged under solid waste act

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:54 PM

‘The law is economically not feasible to be implemented especially by 5th and 6th class municipalities,’ says the new Ombudsman

SUSPENSION RECALL. Ombudsman Samuel Martires recalls the suspension of 9 mayors and a dozen of local officials administratively charged of violating the Solid Waste Act. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

The problem with plastics: stopping it 'at the source'

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Brands need to give consumers options that encourage them to reuse, recycle, or return their plastic packaging instead of throwing them away after one use

Rubbish mostly plastics littering the shoreline of Freedom Island in Paranaque City polluting Manila Bay. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Why can’t the Philippines solve its trash problem?

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Seventeen years after its enactment, LGUs struggle to implement our solid waste management law

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)

Makati's 2016 garbage hauling costs lowest since 2007 – COA

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The drop in expenses is attributed to the local government s environmental programs according to the Commission on Audit

Davao City spent P151M due to lack of waste segregation – COA

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Only 4 out of the city s 182 barangays maintain a materials recovery facility which is required under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

SANITATION. The Commission on Audit reveals 98% of barangays in Davao City failed to comply with the Solid Waste Management Act.

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

Waste-to-energy technologies in PH? 'Go zero waste instead'

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the adoption of waste to energy facilities in the country But environmental scientist Jorge Emmanuel explains why this may not be a good idea

DENR wants to shut down Payatas landfill by first quarter of 2017

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says they will no longer allow dumpsites near bodies of water

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

Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs with recurring and blatant violations of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

SC petition filed to shut down Payatas landfill

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:25 PM

A group of concerned residents is seeking a Writ of Kalikasan against government officials for allowing the Payatas sanitary landfill to operate despite violations of environmental laws

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Marikina food waste trucks turn trash into 'treasure'

Feb 24, 2015 - 9:05 AM

The city has begun collecting food waste from restaurants turning them into fertilizer and saving on city garbage expenses

COLLECTING FOOD WASTE. One of Marikina's two food waste trucks collects from around 40 food establishments in a day. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Reducing trash: Gingoog City's success story

Feb 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Gingoog City officials and residents join hands and succeed in reducing their trash from 22 tons to 6 tons per day

TREASURE FROM TRASH. Products made from recycle materials created by the women in Barangay Santiago, Gingoog City. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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

Legarda vows to block waste incineration in the Senate

Jan 07, 2015 - 5:42 PM

The promise comes at a time when lawmakers and government agencies are touting waste burning as the solution to unmanageable garbage in Philippine cities

What to make of Quezon City's supposedly 'green' policies?

Nov 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Quezon City prides itself in being a green city but some of its policies especially those related to garbage management come across as half baked

To burn trash or not to? Debate in PH rages on

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:14 PM

Government agencies who want to lift the ban on waste incineration cite the growing problem of garbage management Environmentalists say there is no need for an expensive and possibly harmful technology

Metro Manila spent P4.2B to get rid of 2013 garbage

Oct 06, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Quezon City tops the list as its garbage hauling expenses near the P1 billion mark

Gov't to draft rules on waste-to-energy burning amid protests

Aug 12, 2014 - 4:12 PM

The guidelines are being crafted despite provisions in two laws that prohibit waste incineration

BURNING WASTE. This is a waste-to-energy incineration plant in Hesse, Germany. Photo by Norbert Nagel from Wikimedia Commons

QC gov't: Garbage law too difficult to implement

Apr 25, 2014 - 5:11 PM

The city government says that space is a big problem and residents complain of bad odor sanitation and health problems

HIGH COST OF GARBAGE COLLECTION. Should garbage collection in Quezon City really cost almost P1 billion or is there a less expensive alternative prescribed by our laws? Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

QC wastes P250M yearly with flawed garbage program

Mar 16, 2014 - 9:45 AM

A centralized system of garbage management channels millions of pesos into private contractor pockets instead of communities and services

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Garbage law impossible to implement? Look at San Fernando

Mar 15, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The city in Pampanga is the only LGU strictly adhering to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

BARANGAY REQUIREMENT. A materials recovery facility is where all the community's garbage is separated so that only residual trash ends up in the landfill. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Two cemeteries praised for 'Undas' solid waste management

Nov 02, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Although there were improvements in cemetery garbage disposal this year littering was still rampant an environmentalist group says

FILTH. Garbage causes flooding in Manila Memorial Park during Undas 2013. Photo by Krista Garcia/Rappler