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PH stops unloading of toxic substance from South Korea

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:16 PM

A joint team of the Philippine Coast Guard and the National Bureau of Investigation prevents a Liberian-flagged merchant ship from unloading 53,000 metric tons of toxic substance

INTERCEPTED. PCG and NBI intercept the unloading of 53,000 metric tons of toxic substance from South Korea. Photo from PCG

The toxic mystery behind Kim Jong-Nam's assassination

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM

More than a month after Kim Jong Nam was murdered in Kuala Lumpur experts are struggling to make sense of Malaysia s findings that the lethal nerve agent VX was used to kill him without apparent harm to anyone else

Members of Malaysia's Hazmat team conduct a decontamination operation at the departures terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) in Sepang on February 26, 2017. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Miriam to PH: Use int'l deal vs Canada garbage

May 17, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The senator urges the Philippine government to cite an international agreement to hold Canada accountable for the illegally exported trash since 2013

No 'trash' talk between Aquino, Canadian officials

May 10, 2015 - 12:54 AM

President Benigno Aquino III explains why he did not raise the matter to his Canadian counterpart

STRONGER TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a joint press conference in Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada, on May 8, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Lazada recalls toxic products from site

Mar 23, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The online shopping retailer is also issuing full refund to affected customers

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

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