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Subic stakeholders urge DENR to review SBMA environmental regulations

Nov 30, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'We also ask for a review of all projects within the past 10 to 15 years that have already destroyed hectares of wetlands, mangroves and forests, in the name of development,' says Save Subic Bay Coalition spokesperson El Latinazo, after a protected area in the freeport was cleared for a shooting range

SBMA’S LAPSE. A Subic Freeport locator says the SBMA had since September 2019 to check the contractor’s compliance. Photo, taken November 28, 2019, courtesy of Robert Gonzaga

Policy reforms pushed to address 'teacher-shaming' after Tulfo episode

Nov 23, 2019 - 2:41 PM

One of the recommendations of Teachers' Dignity Coalition is to ensure that all schools have registered guidance counselors with higher salaries

TEACHERS WELFARE. The rights of teachers are raised as an episode of Raffy Tulfo in action forces a teacher to agree to have her license revoked on air. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

President 'misinformed or misinforming' public about Kaliwa Dam, say NGOs

Nov 15, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Various groups opposing the dam project say there are viable alternatives to end Metro Manila's water shortage

TINIPAK RIVER. This sacred area and favorite swimming area for tourists will be wiped out and the Kaliwa Watershed Forest Reserve will be destroyed by the Kaliwa Dam project. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar.

With polio back, EcoWaste wants more DOH funds to build toilets

Sep 22, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Only P2 million is allotted under the DOH's proposed 2020 budget to build sanitary toilets

POLIO OUTBREAK. The Department of Health declares a polio outbreak after the first case of the disease was recorded in the country after 26 years.

PH, Taiwanese groups seek probe into OFW's death in Taiwan factory

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Taiwan's Environmental Quality Protection Foundation and the EcoWaste Coalition of the Philippines urge the Taiwanese government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the death of 29-year-old Deserie Castro Tagubasi

TRAGIC DEATH. Filipino worker Deserie Castro Tagubasi died during a workplace accident in Taiwan. Photo from the Facebook page of Deserie Castro Tagubasi

Environmental groups urge gov't to block coal plant in Palawan

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency

BAN COAL PROJECTS. Members of the Green Thumb Coalition called for a total moratorium on coal projects in the Philippines. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Party-list bloc 'respects' cancellation of Cardema nomination

Aug 14, 2019 - 1:30 PM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero says that while the party-list bloc recognizes Duterte Youth as a winning group in the 2019 polls, they have yet to recognize its nominee

OUT OF HIS POST. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema is considered resigned as chairman of the National Youth Commission since he filed a petition for substitution as Duterte Youth party nominee. File photo from National Youth Commission

Party-list bloc conducts loyalty check in House

Aug 07, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The 54 party-list lawmakers issue a manifesto reaffirming their membership to their bloc after 12 of its members signed a coalition agreement with the National Unity Party

STILL 54-STRONG. Several members of the party-list coalition pose for a group photo after meeting on June 26, 2019 to settle an issue over the heated speakership race. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FALSE: Catholic priests 'perform witchcraft' to make Duterte die

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Organizers say the photos were taken during a symbolic street theater activity called 'Lamay para sa Demokrasya' in May 2018

Environment coalition urges gov't to speed up renewable energy projects

Jul 26, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Power for People Coalition calls on the President to come up with an executive order that will formalize his directive for the energy department to fast-track 'the development of renewable energy sources'

PH eyes customs strike team vs foreign waste imports

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:25 PM

'As time is of the essence, we hope the Bureau of Customs strike team versus foreign waste imports will be set up soon,' says EcoWaste Coalition

FOREIGN WASTE. The MV Bavaria, the container vessel hired to ship back the 69 container vans loaded with trash from Canada, sails as Greenpeace activists display a banner that reads "Philippines is not a dumpsite" during a protest against waste trade in Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. in Olongapo City, Zambales province, Philippines. Photo from Greenpeace

Campaign to stop Kaliwa Dam eyes 10 million signatures

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Stop Kaliwa Dam Coalition aims to gather signatures from all over the Philippines for the petition asking President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the Kaliwa Dam project

PROGRAM. Jun Narag of Tribal Center Development and a municipal employee hosts the program at the municipal's covered court. Photo courtesy of Egay Morondoz.

Lawmakers set aside dislike of Cayetano for Speaker to secure House posts

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte previously claimed Cayetano made a 'veiled threat' against her should she decide to support the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

COMPROMISES. Legislators who were once against a Cayetano speakership are now set to vote for him as Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Party-list bloc backs Cayetano's speakership bid 'for now'

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:43 PM

'We are for the President’s choice,' says party-list bloc president and 1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero

'FOR NOW.' Party-list Coalition Foundation Inc president and 1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero says they are now backing speakership bet Alan Peter Cayetano for now. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, 8 other lawmakers form 'Duterte Coalition' in House

Jul 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The newly-formed Duterte Coalition urges Cabinet officials not to get involved in the speakership race

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Philippine congressmen in session at the Batasang Pambansa. Photo from the Facebook page of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

Mercury found in smuggled whitening products in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others

MERCURY-LACED. Many whitening products for sale in certain Mindanao cities were found to be contaminated with high levels of mercury./ Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

No bet for Speaker yet, says House party-list bloc

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:49 AM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero tells party-list bloc members that he just signed the manifesto of support for Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco to 'thwart' a proposed term-sharing agreement among speakership bets

NO BET YET. Almost half of the party-list coalition holds an emergency meeting on June 26, 2019 to settle an issue over the heated speakership race. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Teachers to Briones: Salary hike not about money but our dignity

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:29 PM

'Our demand for salary increase is based not only on economics. Salaries manifest the value of a given profession and their role in society,' says Teachers' Dignity Coalition national chairperson Benjo Basas

Classrooms at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robert Downey Jr bares plan to save the planet using technology

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'The Footprint Coalition' will launch by April 2020

IRON MAN IRL. Robert Downey Jr. announces plans to launch 'The Footprint Coalition.' File photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/AFP

On World Environment Day, groups intensify campaign vs Kaliwa Dam

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

In celebration of World Environment Day, groups opposing the construction of Kaliwa Dam start their campaign to convince President Duterte to revoke the contract to build

Various groups converged to campaign against the construction of New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa dam on World Environment Day, June 5. Photo by Anna Mogato/ Rappler

Party-list bloc will vote for Duterte's bet in speakership race

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:16 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't endorse anybody in the speakership race, then the party-list lawmakers are consulting her daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for her choice

'20% OR NOTHING.' Several members of the party-list coalition in the House of Representatives hold a press conference on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LOOK: Duterte Youth’s Cardema attends House party-list bloc meeting

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Ronald Cardema meets with other party-list lawmakers on the same day the Comelec grants his petition to be the first nominee of Duterte Youth in the 18th Congress

NOT A CONGRESSMAN YET. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is seen at the party-list bloc's meeting at Batasang Pambansa on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Australia's conservatives secure majority government – media

May 20, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Australian broadcaster ABC says Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal-National coalition will hold at least 77 seats in the 151-member lower house, one more than needed to govern on its own

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison briefs media about the flooding situation in Queensland during a press conference in Sydney on February 8, 2019. Australia's tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season, but the recent downpours have flooded highways, towns and turned roads into rivers. Saeed KHAN / AFP

After 2019 polls, people urged to clean up ‘election trash’

May 15, 2019 - 9:15 AM

EcoWaste Coalition also suggests several ways to manage trash from the campaigns

LEFT BEHIND. Election paraphernalia are scattered across various polling precincts during the elections on Monday, May 13. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Trash pile up on election day, May 13

May 13, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Water bottles, campaign materials of local politicians, and sample ballots distributed to voters litter polling precincts

Nagmistulang basurahan ang labas at loob ng ilang polling precint dahil sa mga iniwan at nagkalat na election Paraphernalia ng mga botante. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sectoral groups to hold 'miting de avance of the people' on May 10

May 08, 2019 - 10:49 PM

The event will bring together religious, human rights, youth, and civil society organizations to persuade voters to choose candidates who will maintain the independence of the Senate

STAND UP. Representatives from religious, human rights, youth, and civil society organizations invite people to join the Miting de Avance ng Taumbayan during its press con at the UP Diliman Hotel on May 8. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

How 'green' is your Senate bet? Group tracks candidates' records

May 04, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The Ecological Challenge for Change Coalition releases its matrix of the environmental track records of 24 senatorial aspirants from the administration and the opposition

Single-use plastics, still the environment's number 1 enemy

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The government's cleanup program makes it easier to convince the public to adapt environmentally-friendly habits

Image via Shutterstock

EcoWaste Coalition ‘laments’ widespread littering at popular pilgrimage destinations

Apr 19, 2019 - 2:46 PM

EcoWaste Coalition appeals to the faithful to be conscientious for a 'garbage-free Holy Week'

Nicaragua opposition defies ban to march on deadly protest anniversary

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:17 AM

At least 67 people have been arrested, says the opposition

PROTESTS. An opposition protester demonstrating against the government takes refuge in the premises of a parking lot upon the arrival of police officers who warned they will arrest anyone who 'alters peace and coexistence', in Managua on April 17, 2019. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

Environment group gives tips for 'trash-free' Holy Week 2019

Apr 13, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Here are some tips from EcoWaste Coalition on observing an eco-friendly Holy Week this year

READY FOR PALM SUNDAY. Vendors at Santo Nino de Tondo Parish start making palms in preparation for Palm Sunday. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Filipino-Canadians demand justice for slain farmers in Negros

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:01 AM

The protest outside the Philippine Consulate in Toronto also calls for end to Canadian military aid to the Philippines

Photo by Marites Sison

Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'

Rappler, Maria Ressa listed among ‘most urgent’ press issues in the world

Mar 16, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The top 10 list, which will be updated and published monthly, aims ‘to stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth worldwide’

MOST URGENT. Maria Ressa and Rappler are among the top 10 most urgent issues in the world according to a list that aims to highlight the plight of journalists facing injustice. Rappler photo

Thai junta chief says cybersecurity bill not used to 'tap' phones

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Thailand's junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha says: 'When I talk about cybersecurity, don't get this confused with human rights... No one will tap phone calls of others'

TIPS: How to conserve water

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Here are some practical tips from the EcoWaste Coalition

Nicaraguan government, opposition agree to resume talks

Mar 14, 2019 - 1:12 PM

The talks will resume on Thursday, the government and the opposition Civic Alliance coalition say

PROTEST. Nicaraguan students from the Central American University (UCA) protest inside the university against the government of President Daniel Ortega in Managua on March 1, 2019. File photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

PH out of ICC soon: Eyes on the Supreme Court to intervene

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:50 PM

‘What are at stake here are available remedies for citizens where domestic judicial and law enforcement authorities, by sheer inaction, become unable or unwilling to prosecute impunity,’ says Romel Bagares of PH Coalition for the ICC

WILL THEY DO SOMETHING? The Supreme Court of the Philippines has still not decided on petitions seeking to reverse Duterte's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court days before the withdrawal becomes effective on March 17, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Finland government resigns over failed reforms

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila calls the failure to pass the reform 'a major disappointment'

RESIGNATION. Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä announces his cabinet's resignation in a press conferance at the Prime Minister's official residence Kesäranta in Helsinki, Finland on March 8, 2019. Photo by Seppo Samuli/Lehtikuva/AFP

Jihadist defeat, U.S. Syria pullout on table at coalition talks

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

With defeat of IS's self-declared 'caliphate' imminent, American troops are set to withdraw from Kurdish-controlled areas, prompting a repositioning of the remaining players in the region

CIVIL WAR. Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and US soldiers gather in the Kurdish-held town of Al-Darbasiyah in northeastern Syria bordering Turkey on November 4, 2018. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

'Chilling effect': Groups slam new SEC guidelines for nonprofits

Feb 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'While the provisions of this memorandum circular are seemingly neutral, we know very well that these types of regulation are in actuality...directed for political and religious outliers,' says Pacifico Agabin, former dean of the UP College of Law

Labor groups eye complaint vs Bello over deal with employers

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Nagkaisa and Kilusang Mayo Uno say it was 'wrong' for Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to grant the Employers' Confederation of the Philippines a 3-year labor inspection moratorium

SECURITY OF TENURE. Labor groups reiterate that the memorandum of agreement with employers' groups will not solve contractualization, but a law will. Photo from Nagkaisa Labor Coalition

Politicos register for Thailand's first election since 2014 coup

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The registration is marked by a festive atmosphere, with supporters of dozens of groups waving neon banners and party flags as they enter a stadium in central Bangkok

REGISTRATION. A supporter displays a placard of Action Coalition for Thailand party candidate Man Charoenwan, depicted as 'Superman' during registration with the election commission in Bangkok on February 4, 2019. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Labor groups thank Henry Sy Sr as 'biggest job provider'

Jan 19, 2019 - 3:54 PM

(UPDATED) 'We also recognize as part of his lasting legacy for workers and their families his last-minute efforts to commit to voluntarily regularize and directly hire thousands of SM employees into SM over a period of time,' a labor group says

JOBS. SM Supermalls have regularized more than 11,000 workers in 2018. Rappler file

From tarpaulins to funds from mining: What 2019 candidates should avoid

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Environment groups call for ‘clean, green’ 2019 elections

South Korea taking back trash dumped in PH, Canada's plans still murky

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:40 PM

'Sending the garbage back to its origin is only just, moral, and lawful,' says EcoWaste Coalition

Mar Roxas says Ilonggo support won’t make him complacent

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:08 PM

In their first sortie, the coalition candidates go to Capiz, Roxas’ home province and bailiwick

KICK-OFF. Ahead of the start of the election period, opposition senatorial bets led by Manuel Roxas II launch a series of town hall meetings in Roxas City on January 10, 2019. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Cove Manila balloon drop to set 'record-breaking wastefulness,' says watchdog

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:17 PM

EcoWaste Coalition urges the nightclub to cancel its attempt to set a world record on New Year's Eve

BALLOON DROP. Nightclub Cove Manila announced it was set to attempt a 'record-breaking' balloon drop with 130,000 balloons.

After trash litters Luneta, watchdog asks: Keep parks clean

Dec 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

After visitors left their trash in Luneta Park on Christmas Day, Ecowaste Coalition reminds the public that littering is strongly discouraged

CLEAN-UP. A street cleaner gathers used plastic bottles, plastic bags, and trash left behind from visitors during their holiday celebration in Luneta Park. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler