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MGB evaluates small-scale mining areas

The Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB-CAR) conducted rapid assessments of existing small-scale mining (SSM) areas in Mountain Province. They visited the Barangays Fidelisan in Sagada; Matiim at Alab and, Farnet at Mainit both in the town of Bontoc and; Maliten at Laylaya, Besao.

Intensify protection of Mt. Data reserve — PAMB

The Mt. Data National Park Protected Area Management Board (MDNP-PAMB) reiterated calls to intensify protection of the Mt. Data National Park during its third quarter meeting held at Abatan, Buguias, Benguet.

Groups hold BCI accountable for Itogon landslides

BAGUIO CITY – The number of groups calling to hold Benguet Corporation, Incorporated (BCI) also responsible increases as the body count rises in Itogon, Benguet province from land slides when Typhoon Ompong hit the region.

Env’t NGO ask authorities to ban toxic cosmetics in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — An environmental group asked the city authorities to curb the sale of beauty products containing toxic metals. On September 3, the EcoWaste Coalition emailed Mayor Mauricio Domogan to report that cosmetic products laden with lead and mercury are sold in some establishments in the city.

Thermal waste-to-energy technology, unsafe and dirty

Environmentalist and scientist here and abroad agree that WtE thermal technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification, while called by many names, in principle are all incinerators that burn materials and release pollutants in the environment.

Green SONA tackles “environmental monsters”

BAGUIO CITY — Environmental advocates across the country gathered at Hotel Albergo in this city on Monday, August 20, for the annual State of the Nature Assessment (Green SONA) organized by Green Convergence (GC). This year’s theme, “Environmental monsters are back; Superheroes needed!” underscored the call for action to protect the environment.

Baguio hospital cleans up creek

BAGUIO CITY — The hospital, which was held responsible for dumping medical waste that polluted a Benguet creek, begun cleaning it up on August 2 right after the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) directed it to retrieve every syringe and biological material that washed down the waterway in July.

Benguet folk volunteer to clean up medical waste

BAGUIO CITY — Representatives of residents of Taloy Sur village of Tuba town in Benguet province volunteered to help the Baguio Medical Center (BMC) and its contractor clean up Bayacsan creek of the medical waste during the technical conference at the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) on August 1.

BMC liable for improper disposal of medical waste

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio Medical Center (BMC) is blaming its contractor for dumping their medical wastes along Marcos Highway that ended up polluting a creek but the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) maintains that the hospital is still liable.

Benguet PNP sues med center for dumping waste downriver

BAGUIO CITY—The Benguet Provincial Police filed a complaint for violation of environmental laws against the Baguio Medical Center (BMC) and Onofre Calam-ang a contractor, at the Benguet Prosecutor’s office on July 19 for the dumping of medical waste along Taloy Sur village in Tuba, Benguet.

City dads approve experimental carless Monday

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City council approved an experimental carless Monday within the City Hall premises beginning this August on every fourth Monday of the month as part of the city’s contribution to environmental protection.