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Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

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OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs ‘with recurring and blatant violations’ of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 10, 2016) — The Office of the Ombudsman said on Wednesday, February 10, that it will investigate nearly 600 local government officials in 13 regions in the Continue reading Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

Petition asks Canadian PM Trudeau to take back illegal trash

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CALLING ON CANADA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a press conference at Rideau Hall after being sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister in Ottawa, Ontario, November 4, 2015. Rappler file photo
Petitioners also ask for the Canadian government to pay back the Philippines for all costs incurred due to the stranded illegal garbage from Canada

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 2, 2016) — Environmentalists in the Philippines sent a petition to the Office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appealing for Canada to take back the illegal garbage that was shipped to Manila.

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Plastic banderitas ‘extremely wasteful’

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TRASH. After events like the Feast of the Black Nazarene, trash, plastic in particular, litter the streets. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
After fiestas and when cleanups begin, plastic bags used as banderitas make garbage disposal harder and more expensive

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 24, 2016) — Fiestas do not end when people go home. After the parades and the parties, trash still have to be cleared.

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