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Quezon City Health Department Steps Up Drive to Promote Business Compliance with Laws Banning Mercury Cosmetics

22 May 2024, Quezon City.  Mercury-containing skin-lightening products are dangerous to human health and the environment. The continued sale of such products goes against national and city laws, as well as the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This was emphasized by…

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Toxic Lead in Jesus Nazareno Medallions, Commends Quiapo Church for Acting on Its Findings

21 May 2024, Quezon City.  The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocacy group for a zero waste and toxics-free society, has detected excessive lead on religious medallions with an embossed face of Jesus Christ crowned with thorns in front and the words…

Squeaky Plastic Pet Toys Found Contaminated with Toxic Chemicals Banned in Children’s Toys

EcoWaste, PAWS: Keep Harmful Chemicals Out of Pet Toys 17 May 2024, Quezon City.  The EcoWaste Coalition has discovered elevated levels of toxic phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) in soft plastic toys for cats and dogs.  These health-damaging chemicals have long been…

Philippine FDA Bans 3 Lead-Containing Spray Paints

15 May 2024, Quezon City.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the purchase and use of three imported spray paints containing toxic lead, a potent neurotoxin that is banned in the manufacture of paints as…

When reality is the opposite of etymology

From the “southern south” of Latin America, I come to raise my voice for those who are invisible (or a sector of them), who were strong, who created paths, and who grew up with nobility… Those who today are called…

Community Organizations Host Successful Medical Mission for Senior Citizens in Sorsogon City

San Roque, Bacon District, Sorsogon City – The Sorsogon Province de Ciudad Eagles Club, BSR II Lady Eagles Club, Kurit Lagting Art Collective, Delta Beta Omega, and the San Roque Barangay Council collaborated to organize a Community Outreach and Medical…

Municipality of Cagwait Launches a Beacon of Hope for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Municipality of Cagwait Launches Balay Dangpanan sa Cagwait   Cagwait, Surigao del Sur—In response to the cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in the Municipality of Cagwait, the Local Committee Against Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Children (LCAT-VAWC) has established…

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds Looming Phase-Out of Synthetic Fragrance Ingredient Toxic to Reproduction

Consumers advised not to give perfumes with “reprotoxic” chemical on Mother’s Day 12 May 2024, Quezon City.  As Mother’s Day is celebrated, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition welcomed the upcoming phase-out deadline for a synthetic fragrance ingredient that can…

EcoWaste Coalition: Over 20 Stores Sell Mercury Cosmetics in Pasay City

9 May 2024, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition denounced the rampant sale in Pasay City of imported skin-whitening products laden with mercury as if such act is within the bounds of law. The group revealed the unlawful…

Life and loss, a space for support in times of grief

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we are often confronted with the inescapable reality of loss. It is in these moments of vulnerability that the need for support and understanding is most acute. In Madrid, in the year…

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