Health

Philippine Toxic Trackers Go Store Hopping to Stop Sale of Mercury Cosmetics

25 August 2022, Quezon City.  To mark the fifth year of the Minamata Convention on Mercury’s entry into force, the EcoWaste Coalition last week went store hopping in Quezon City, Philippines to promote business compliance to an ordinance prohibiting cosmetics…

“Dangerous pesticides should be banned and agrochemical-free agriculture should be supported”.

Axel Kicillof’s government published a resolution to “geo-reference” the areas where agrochemicals are not allowed to be used. Each municipality will have to adhere voluntarily. Socio-environmental organisations point out that the National Constitution is clear and that spraying must be…

ALADAM, a Latin American Network of Accompaniment, is born

“Dying is not an illness to be treated, it is not a medical or health issue, it is a biological and biographical process of profound anthropological depth.” On 1 March 2022, ALADAM (Asociación Latinoamericana de Alivio al Duelo y Aceptación…

Jesse Kinch Returns: Love It, Live It, Share It

Under a sky with an imposing full moon, the Jesse Kinch Returns concert offers more than just music—the gratitude and love from this talented artist are palpable at Long Island University’s Krasnoff Theater. A version of Jesse’s own Divine Comedy…

Groups Welcome Company’s Decision to Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide

19 August 2022, Quezon City.  Non-government organizations welcomed the decision of a US transnational corporation to phase out by 2023 its talc-based baby powder from the global market, including the Philippines. As it announced last August 11, Johnson & Johnson…

Building a Social Media Community for change–Creating awareness about “Brown Women’s Health”

Ameek Bindra is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with a passion for preventative medicine and culturally competent healthcare. With a background in Data Science and Human Biology, Ameek has worked at institutions like UCSF Innovation Ventures,…

“Espinar cannot wait”: the voices of the people affected

Nearly 40 years of mining activity in Espinar, Cusco, has had a serious impact on the native populations (K’ana population) living near the mine, such as the loss of their territories and the loss of their customs and traditions. The…

Environmental and Health Leaders Line Up Priority Issues for PBBM’s First SONA

12 July 2022, Quezon City.  Civil society leaders have identified priority issues that they would like President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to enunciate during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), including policies and strategies that will advance climate action…

Dialogues with Enric Benito – Interview 3 – “Wisdom, courage and compassion in the process of dying”.

From Rehuno Salud and in a joint work with the organisation Al final de la Vida we talked to Dr. Enric Benito about the humanisation of the end-of-life process. On the taboos that exist, what is the good death, palliative…

Toxic and wastes watchdog group urges consumers to promote reusable eco-friendly bags

QUEZON CITY, July 3 – In celebration of International Plastic Bag Free Day, BAN Toxics hosted an event in which they encouraged Filipino customers and vendors to abandon single-use plastic bags in favor of reusable and eco-friendly alternatives. The event…

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