DOH’s Duque warns vs. self-medication, antibiotic resistance

MANILA, Nov 25 (Mabuhay) — On the heels of Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states’ declaration to fight anti-microbal resistance (AMR), Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cautioned the public against self-medication and antibiotic resistance. In line with the ASEAN leaders signing of the AMR on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila […]

02.12.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·

Storms could be more frequent from December to March — PAGASA

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) — More frequent extreme weather conditions and heavy rains threaten to hit the country starting next month and would probably last until March 2018. State weather bureau PAGASA’s data show that the chance of a developing La Niña in the Pacific Ocean is high. Citing PAGASA information, GMA News’ “Unang Balita” […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, News, Philippine News ·
Free Oil Filter & Motor Oil Recycling Event!

Free Oil Filter & Motor Oil Recycling Event!

ATTENTION ALL GARDENA AND WEST CARSON RESIDENTS – Everyone is invited to bring in their used motor oil and used oil filters. All those who recycle their used oil filter will receive one FREE new Oil Filter. Recycling motor oil and filters helps save our environment and keeps our water clean. So don’t miss out […]

27.10.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Lifestyle ·
Cool savings available to income-qualified customers various SCE discounts can help reduce your electricity bill

Cool savings available to income-qualified customers various SCE discounts can help reduce your electricity bill

In San Jacinto where Maria Gonzalez lives, the temperature can soar during the long summer months, making her air conditioner a seasonal necessity. However, running the air conditioner for hours in the desert community can be costly and put a strain on an electric bill. “One summer I had a very high bill, and along […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Lifestyle, Local News, News ·
Zamboanga’s pink sand beach seen as next top travel destination

Zamboanga’s pink sand beach seen as next top travel destination

MANILA, Dec. 2 (PNA) – What do you get when you mix powdery white sand with fragments of red coral crushed by waves over many years? You get one of the only two pink sand beaches in the country — Las Islas de Santa Cruz — which the Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking at […]

09.12.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Lawin’ agri, infra damage now at PHP2.5-B

‘Lawin’ agri, infra damage now at PHP2.5-B

MANILA, Oct. 24 (PNA) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), in its Monday update, announced that damage caused by Typhoon “Lawin” to agriculture and infrastructure in Regions I, II, III, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has now amounted to PHP2,527,246,025.16. This can be broken down into PHP1,583,404,188 for infrastructure and […]

26.10.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Environment, News, Philippine News ·
No Chinese reclamation at Scarborough Shoal: DND

No Chinese reclamation at Scarborough Shoal: DND

MANILA, Oct 17 (Mabuhay) – A visit by the Philippine Navy to the disputed Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc in Zambales in September showed no reclamation activities in the area, a defense official told a Senate hearing on Monday. While denying any reclamation at the shoal, Defense Undersecretary Eduardo Del Rosario told the Senate […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, News, Philippine News ·
Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday. So-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are found in thousands of everyday products, ranging from plastic and metal food containers, to detergents, flame retardants, toys […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Eco Services Operations Corp., located in Carson, Calif., for violations of federal laws related to a large release of 65,049 pounds of sulfur dioxide in 2013. The company will pay a $106,000 civil penalty and has to come into compliance. “It is […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is finalizing a proposal to revive the walled city of Intramuros as a monument to the Hispanic period of Philippine history, director for public affairs and advocacy, Czarina Zara Loyola, has said. The plan, spearheaded by tourism Assistant Secretary Gwen Javier and Undersecretary Alma Jimenez, […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Philippine News ·
Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2016 batch of Cornell University’s LEADNY received a comprehensive briefing on the Philippines on 28 September 2016 at the Philippine Embassy. During the briefing, the twenty-two (22) LEADNY 2016 Fellows were apprised of current conditions and trends in Philippine agriculture, labor market, and trade and commerce. Snapshots of Philippine culture and politics […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment ·
PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines does not have to turn its back on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to pursue development, Sen. Loren Legarda said Monday. Legarda was responding to President Duterte’s earlier statement that he would not honor the pact, a treaty for which the previous administration vigorously campaigned, as it might inhibit […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte has the power not to honor the international agreement on reducing carbon emissions that the previous administration had ratified, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, said Duterte is well within his right not to honor the Paris Agreement on climate change because he […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

A new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children’s brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals are disrupting […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Viji Sundaram OAKLAND, Calif. – California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year. Eighteen months into Prop. 47’s enactment, the state has received some 211,000 […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Legal Matters, Services ·
Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – An environment watchdog on Tuesday unveiled a list of school supplies that tested positive for toxic phthalates, a cancer-causing chemical. The EcoWaste Coalition collected samples from retail outlets in Divisoria, Quiapo and Cubao, which the group submitted to testing firm SGS Philippines. The retrieved samples were made from polyvinyl chloride […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

New research has found further evidence to support the beneficial effects of sunlight on health, finding that exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism and aid weight loss. The recent study out of Northwestern University in the US, builds on the university’s previous research into the effect of light on metabolism and weight loss. In their […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Hundreds of stations to be added for area employees, customers, residents and students ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 16, 2016 — Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together on Wednesday in Irwindale to learn how they can take part in the pilot program that will add as many as 1,500 […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Motoring, Science & Technology, Services ·
Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

LOS ANGELES – A man who ran a trucking company in Sante Fe Springs has pled guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste water and soap into a tributary of the San Gabriel River in Santa Fe Springs, California. David Lee Flury, the 61 year old owner and operator of the Flury Industries, Inc., a waste-hauling […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Residents continue saving water efforts in state

Residents continue saving water efforts in state

SACRAMENTO   – Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled 23.9 percent compared […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·