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Warning Out on Weight Loss Products Containing Banned Sibutramine

18 March 2024, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition is calling on consumers to be wary of products marketed as fat-burning supplements for weight loss as some of these products may contain sibutramine, an anti-obesity drug that can…

Asian Study Reveals Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products from the Philippines

In a press briefing in time for the observance of World Consumer Rights Month, BAN Toxics, a chemical and waste management NGO, discloses the findings of recent laboratory testing indicating the presence of parabens, triclosan, and triclocarban, classified as endocrine-disrupting…

China gives local media its annual press conference on the “2 sessions” of the NPC and CPPCC

Yesterday, Niu Qingbao, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Chile, held his annual press conference on the sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also known as the “Two Sessions”.…

Manicani Island Residents Stage Silent Protest Against Mining Operation

Manicani Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar In a peaceful demonstration of solidarity and concern for their homeland, members of the Protect Manicani Island Society Incorporated (PROMISI) along with the local residents from various barangays, gathered in a silent protest at the…

Are we moving from indirect war to direct war against Russia?

The last weeks of February were fertile with developments concerning the war between the US/NATO and Russia in Ukraine. The dangers facing the world, and in particular Europe, are materializing and becoming more threatening. From the hodgepodge of disparate and…

Newly Certified Lead Safe Paints Launched at Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition

14 March 2024, Pasay City/Quezon City.  The thriving paint industry in the Philippines marked another milestone with the launch today of duly certified Lead Safe Paint® (LSP®) products at the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition, or the WORLDBEX 2024.…

Warning: Popular Toys Found to Contain Hazardous Chemicals

Toxic watchdog group BAN Toxics has raised concerns about the safety of certain popular toys commonly used during the summer season, such as turumpo (spinning top game)), sipa (kick the ball game), and jackstone, citing potential health risks to children.…

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Chemical Ingredients and Hazards Disclosure to Uphold Consumer Rights to Information and Safety

12 March 2024, Quezon City.  Ahead of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15, the zero waste and toxics-free advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urged manufacturers to ensure consumer access to chemicals in product information, and for the authorities…

It’s the Story of Tea on the Table Calendar

What would the world do without tea! That was an important line from a chapter in the textbook, which our high school teacher pronounced dramatically. Our beloved English teacher also threw light on Sydney Smith, the 18th-century British writer, who…

What I Can See and Feel

  I can see the sky getting darker I can hear the gods playing with thunder I can see the wind blowing stronger I can hear the cats meowling, dogs barking harder.   I can feel you when you smile…

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