These eight plastic products were found to have available alternatives, according to officials.
The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has approved a resolution banning the use of eight "unnecessary" single-use plastic products in all government offices, according to Inquirer. Chaired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the NSWMC said the
Good news!
Hotels and restaurants in Quezon City have until July 1 to comply with City Ordinance No. 2876 which bans the use of single-use plastics for dine-in purposes. The ban covers single-use plastics such as throw-away plates, spoons, forks,
Zombies, a superhero, and more are set to hit cinemas!
You would know by now that there's no shortage of talent in the local film industry. Whether you're into blockbuster films and hilarious rom-coms or the more ~unsettling~ pictures from independent film producers, Filipino cinema usually offers
PUV drivers and conductors are also required to wear face masks while on duty.
Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has directed terminal operators to "provide face masks as well as disinfectant or sanitizer dispensers for free use of passengers," according to Manila Bulletin.In the memo dated yesterday,
Wuhan City is ground zero of the novel coronavirus that has killed over 200 people in China and infected over 8,000 people worldwide.
After other countries have issued travel bans on people coming from China in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has approved a temporary travel ban on people coming from Wuhan City and the rest of the Hubei Province.
The announcement comes two months earlier than the pilot run's supposed end.
The Technical Working Group (TWG) has terminated the motorcycle taxi pilot run, which covers the operations of Angkas, JoyRide, and Move It, two months before its supposed end on March 23. TWG chairman Antonio Gardiola Jr. said the termination will take effect
They recommend that it be off-limits to inhabitants.
As Taal Volcano remains at Alert Level Four, government officials have recommended that Taal Volcano Island be declared off-limits to inhabitants, according to Rappler.Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana recommended that the volcanic island be declared "no man's land" or an
Heads up, if you're headed to the country's Summer Capital.
Government officials announced on January 10 that Baguio City will remain open while rehabilitation works will be conducted on several tourist attractions like Burnham Park and Mines View Park.According to a report from the Philippine News Agency, the rehabilitation will include
This will include plastic bags, straws, spoons, forks, cups, and stirrers.
Parañaque's Environment and Natural Resources Office announced that single-use plastic will be banned in the city starting in June, according to Philstar. This will include plastic bags, straws, spoons, forks, cups, and stirrers, as well as Styrofoam plates, cups,
The bill is expected to generate billions of pesos for health care programs.
Congress has approved the bill imposing additional taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, and vape products, which will be submitted to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte for signing, according to CNN Philippines. If the president signs the bill, it will be passed into law.Here are
This is to discourage manufacturers from creating thinner bags that are more prone to being discarded after one use.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has urged Congress to tax single-use plastic bags per piece instead of per kilo, according to Inquirer. This is to discourage manufacturers from possibly producing thinner bags that are more prone to being
The actress-singer recalls her difficult pregnancy and Frankie's sweet disposition as a baby.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Sharon Cuneta reminisced about Frankie Pangilinan's childhood on her second daughter's 19th birthday yesterday, December 16.The veteran actress-singer recalled that it was a difficult pregnancy with her daughter with Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan.
Frankie voiced out her comments on Twitter on December 1.
President Rodrigo Duterte made a controversial remark on November 30 during a Bonifacio Day event about Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta.CNN Philippines reported that President Duterte ranted against a law that Sen. Pangilinan authored, which raised the minimum age
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte released a message in observance of the yearly campaign.
In observance of the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte released a message calling for "greater public awareness on the issues faced by this sector." November 25 marks the beginning of the
He said the executive order banning the use and importation of vape will follow.
After ordering the arrest of those caught vaping in public, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte said Filipinos can still use e-cigarettes at home, though he discouraged it, according to ABS-CBN News. At the 80th anniversary of the Department of National Defense, he
He wants to ban the use and importation of e-cigarettes.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he will ban the use and importation of e-cigarettes or vaping devices, according to ABS-CBN News. "I am now ordering law enforcement agencies to arrest anybody vaping in public. That is like smoking."The president said, "
Single-use plastic is a major source of pollution.
Single-use plastic is among the top sources of pollution. According to a report by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, it is estimated that there are about 59.8 billion pieces of plastic sachets used in the Philippines annually. Other sources
This is welcome news for students!
The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) announced that students can avail of a 20 percent discount on domestic airfares as mandated by R.A. 11314 or the Student Fare Discount Act.According to a report, the discount has been implemented beginning November 1.
Sen. Hontiveros welcome the signing of the IRR.
On October 28, members of the Commission of Women (PCW) and the Technical Drafting Committee (TDC) signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act, otherwise known as "Bawal Bastos" law.According to a report
The businessman talks about his relationship with the Barretto family, what happened at the late patriarch’s wake, and *that* airplane photo with Gretchen.
Amid rumors of his involvement with the Barretto family, Atong Ang revealed his side of the story on TV Patrol yesterday. The businessman categorically denied rumors linking him to sisters Gretchen and Claudine Barretto.Asked about his rumored relationship with their niece
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