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EcoWaste Coalition Lauds Quezon City’s Action vs. Unauthorized Health Products

18 September 2022, Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition has complimented the government of Quezon City for its latest action to enforce laws and regulations aimed at protecting consumers from adulterated, unregistered, or misbranded health products, including cosmetics contaminated with mercury.…

The Search for the Exceptional Women of Peace Award: A Reflection

by Genevieve Balance-Kupang   On September 13, 2022, Pathways to Peace honored eight women peace awardees, the Exceptional Young Women of Peace [EYWP] and the Exceptional Women of Peace [EWP] to commemorate the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of…

The Silk Belt and Road, integration projects – Interview with Mr. Niu Qingbao, Chinese Ambassador to Chile (3rd part)

This is the third and final part of the interview we held with the Chinese Ambassador to Chile, which we wanted to publish over three consecutive days in order to allow our audiences a better understanding of all the information…

A Historic Leap in the Fight Against Waste Colonialism

Ocean Conservancy commits to working with GAIA Network to address damages done to impacted communities. September 14, 2022 – Today, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) in the Asia Pacific and its member organizations have concluded the first step…

Four Chinese initiatives for global governance – Interview with Mr. Niu Qingbao, Ambassador of China to Chile

We had the pleasure of being able to talk in depth, with sufficient time and tranquillity, with Mr Niu Qingbao, Ambassador of China in Chile. Due to the length of our conversation, we are publishing the interview in three parts,…

Eco Groups launch Photo Exhibit and Zero Waste Bazaar at Eastwood City

Quezon City, Philippines – Following #PlasticFreeJuly at Uptown Mall and to demonstrate to people that a life free from unnecessary plastic and disposable material is still possible, Plastic-Free Pilipinas (PFP) collaborators:Ecowaste Coalition, Greenpeace Philippines, No Burn Pilipinas, Mother Earth Foundation…

The Enchantment of Spelunking and Discovering Life’s Symphony in Tagbon Cave

by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Greetings of a meaningful Season of Creation 2022! This is the second series of Grupo Kalinangan Inc.’s (GKI’s) cultural mapping undertaking in Milagros. In case you missed the first article, here is the link: https://www.pressenza.com/2022/09/geo-tagging-and-cultural-mapping-scoping-and-negotiation-phase-in-guinluthangan-milagros-masbate/. “Listen to the…

Despite international laws, Myanmar continuously violates Bangladesh’s airspace

by Samina Ahkter The bullets fired from Myanmar have arrived inside Bangladesh at the Ghumdhum-Tumbru border of Naikxyongchari Upazila of Bandarban district. As of September 10, Saturday, 9.10 a.m., shelling is still going on in Myanmar. Shelling has been going…

Philippines must “commit to concrete, time-bound justice and accountability targets” for “drug war” victims

by Perfecto Caparas iDEFEND urged the UN Human Rights Council to exhort the Philippine government to “commit to concrete, time-bound justice and accountability targets” for victims of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “drug war.” Rose Trajano, iDEFEND’s international advocacy officer, made…

Myanmar’s aggressive attitude at the Bangladesh border is detrimental to regional stability

by Samina Akhter For the last few days, tension has been growing along the Myanmar border with Bangladesh which has also spread among locals in Naikhongchari and Ghumdhum border areas. According to media reports, Myanmar security forces orchestrated a series…

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