At least 30 electric vehicles expected to ply Metro Cebu routes in January

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — At least 30 electric vehicles are expected to be rolling out in Metro Cebu on January 2022, hoping to address the traffic situation and air pollution here. This after the Global Electric Transport…

Multisectoral Air Council ordinance passed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ordinance creating a Multisectoral Air Council has been passed in Cebu City as the first step to a cleaner, breathable city. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the proponent of the ordinance said that there…

Air pollution linked to 15% of coronavirus deaths, says study

AFP 10/31/2020

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15% of COVID-19 deaths globally, according to research published Tuesday that highlights the health risks posed by greenhouse gas emissions. Previous research has shown how air pollution from…

Cebu City dad urges LTO, LTFRB to be strict with checking emission of vehicles

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera is urging the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transporation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to check on the exhaust emission of vehicles before the city’s quarantine classification…

Dizon: Cebu City should invest in air quality equipment

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon said the city should invest in air quality equipment that would help determine the amount of pollutants in the city’s air. This he said after the Citizen’s Hour…

Why haze is dangerous

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—With the haze from Indonesia’s forest fire continuing to blanket Metro Cebu, the Cebu City Health Department is reminding the public to take precautionary measures to avoid getting affected. Doctor Daisy Villa, the head of…

EMB-7 tells public to take safety measures as Indonesia haze reaches Cebu 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Wear dust masks or eye goggles to protect yourself from air pollutants.  This is the advice of the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) to the public after confirming that Metro Cebu is currently…

Ten threats to global health in 2019 according to the World Health Organization

Marc Cosep 01/29/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) puts out a list of the most pressing issues that face global health. It changes every year as WHO tries to zero in on what needs…

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes

Agence France Presse 07/08/2018

DIABETES has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said pollution also plays a major role. The study estimated that…

Deep freeze claims six more victims in Poland

01/11/2017

WARSAW — Six people died in Poland over a 24-hour period as temperatures plunged across Europe, bringing the toll of hypothermia deaths in the country to 71 since November, authorities said Tuesday. Police urged people to aid…

‘Wear masks, hope for rain’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/25/2015

  EMB says haze, air pollution in Metro Cebu produces dust particles beyond allowable limits The air in Metro Cebu was declared “unhealthy for sensitive groups” yesterday afternoon as the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) confirmed haze conditions…

Air pollution killing 4,000 in China a day, US study finds

08/17/2015

Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated that…

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