PH Gov’t Should Investigate SHEIN Products Entering the Country – BAN Toxics

Following recent findings by the Seoul City government revealing that children’s products sold by the online shopping platform SHEIN contain high levels of toxic chemicals, Environmental NGO BAN Toxics is calling on the Philippine government to conduct its own investigation. According to news reports, the Seoul government has been conducting safety inspections since last month…

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NACC seeks support from Mindanao LGUs to establish foster care families

DAVAO CITY (PIA) — The National Authority for Child Care (NACC) has sought support and partnership with the local government units (LGUs) from Mindanao in establishing foster care families for abandoned children in their localities. NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada raised this call to local officials during the 1st National Congress on Adoption and Alternative…

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DPWH to discuss road restructuring, flood control in ‘Kapihan sa Bagong Pilipinas’

MANILA (PIA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways – National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 28, at the DPWH-NCR office in Manila to discuss key road and flood control infrastructure concerns. Dubbed “Kapihan sa Bagong Pilipinas,” the event will tackle how the agency prioritizes projects, timelines for…

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LGU Clarin, PRRI, & DOST empower Subanen farmers in rubber latex harvesting

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL – The Department of Science and Technology – X (DOST – X), in collaboration with the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI), trained 25 indigenous Subanen farmers in rubber latex harvesting on April 3-4, 2024, Penacio, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. The training dubbed Skills Training in Rubber Latex Harvesting was designed to empower Subanen farmers…

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Inception Workshop Kicks-Off in Cagayan Valley to Address Healthcare Waste Challenges

23 May 2024, Tuguegarao City – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) and environmental NGO BAN Toxics kicked off its series of Regional Inception Meetings and Validation Workshops for The Philippine Healthcare and Mercury Wastes Management Project (PHCWMP). Officially launched on December 6, 2023, the PHCWMP aims to reduce…

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DOST SET UP MSME MARKS SIGNIFICANT IN INVENTION IN THE ABACCA INDUSTRY

To upgrade the technological capabilities and improve the productivity and efficiency of MSMEs in the country, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is taking a notch higher in strengthening its scientific and technological initiatives through its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). The SETUP program provides appropriate technologies and assistance to micro and medium…

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