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Drilon to LGUs, DPWH: Promote non-motorized travel to lessen air pollution

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin M. Drilon on Friday called on the local government units (LGUs) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to make major roads and thoroughfares conducive to bikers and pedestrians to lessen air pollutio...
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‘Humanitarian relapse’ feared in Yolanda-hit areas

TACLOBAN (Mabuhay) -– International agencies and development groups have stepped up funding efforts amid cries for help from local governments and ‘Yolanda’ victims, but the national government has yet to fullfill its end of the bargain. Almost five months after...
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Ecowaste asks PNP to ban the smashing of confiscated video karera machines

MANILA, Mar 3 (Mabuhay) – The Ecowaste Coalition Monday requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop the polluting practice of breaking impounded TVs and other electronic devices used in illicit gambling activities. In a letter sent to Police Director-General Alan La...
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Bhutan to become green car showcase in deal with Nissan

(THIMPHU, Bhutan-AFP) – The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan signed a deal with Japanese auto giant Nissan Friday to become the ultimate showcase for electric cars, taking advantage of its abundance of hydropower. The announcement was made during a visit by Nissan chief...
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PHL to host 5th World Ecotourism Conference in Cebu

Marine ecotourism will be at the centerpiece of this year’s three-day 5th World Ecotourism Conference that will be held in the island-province of Cebu February 20-22. With the theme, “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” the 5th World...
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Lacson: I am color-blind to politics in the Yolanda rehab

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – Six weeks after being appointed as ‘Rehabilitation Czar’ by President Benigno Aquino III, Secretary Panfilo Lacson said his committee has already accomplished a lot in the rebuilding and rehabilitation of the places hit by super typhoon Yolanda. In an...
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PHL bans lead after years-long campaign

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines has banned the use of lead in a wide range of consumer products including toys and cosmetics, the government said Friday, after years of vocal campaigning by environmentalists. “The chemical control order…(has) the intention of reducing...
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Three-wheel $6,800 car gears for 2015 US launch

(LAS VEGAS-AFP) – The sleek three-wheeled car looks futuristic, but, as its creator acknowledges, it uses no new technology. What makes the Elio Motors vehicle unique is its ultra-high fuel economy and an ultra-low price tag: $6,800. The vehicle, which was on display at the...
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Nancy: Don’t blame ‘Yolanda’ survivors for measles

MANILA, Jan 9 (Mabuhay) – Sen. Nancy Binay on Thursday said the Department of Health should not blame parents or survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” for the measles outbreak in Metro Manila and other parts of the country. In a statement, Binay said the DOH should assess the...
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2014 California laws: Blessings for employees and immigrants

by : Rey Andres Californians woke up January 1st greeted by new laws many see as a bundle of blessings and protections for “vulnerable low income workers, immigrants who are in the country illegally, domestic care givers and farm workers.” Also benefitting from new laws are...