How to make your social media accounts toxic-free

Immae Lachica 09/01/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines—No matter how much we enjoy the pleasure of social media, there’s always a toxic side to it. There are times read about people getting mad at another person, netizens bragging about a…

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite massive protest petition

AFP 12/29/2019

SYDNEY — A petition to cancel Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks and use the money to fight bushfires ringing the city has topped 260,000 signatures, but officials say the show will go on. Sydney is spending…

Trying not to be a toxic person? Read on

Immae Lachica 10/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—  Sometimes life throws us one too many lemons and most of the time we let it get into us. Then we become the person we never wanted to be in the first place— the…

Environmental lawyers want deeper investigation, heftier fines for hospital waste incident

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Environmental lawyers in Cebu want the government to impose heftier sanctions and fines on those who violate environmental laws.  They also want government agencies to step up in reinforcing environmental protection policies. This developed after…

UCMed head vows to look into hospital waste controversy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/10/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines–The president of one of the Mandaue City-based hospitals whose wastes were found floating on the shores of Lapu-Lapu City assured the public that they are currently investigating the incident and will properly address…

PWC: ‘Toxic masculinity’ cannot be tolerated

Inquirer.net 11/25/2018

“NOW, more than ever, is the best time to recommit ourselves to uphold women’s rights.” The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) issued this statement late Saturday in time for the 18-day campaign to end violence against women,…

Consumers told: Don’t buy toxic ‘squeaky chicken’ toy

Inquirer.net 05/07/2017

The EcoWaste Coalition on Sunday advised consumers not to buy a cheap plastic chicken toy being sold in Divisoria in Manila due to the presence of toxic materials. Citing laboratory tests they commissioned, the nonprofit watch group…

City pushes for proper disposal of mercury

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/25/2016

THE Cebu City government would implement the Managing Special Waste ordinance or City Ordinance 2450 on the proper disposal of mercury waste, especially at the household level, according to former Cebu City councilor Nida Cabrera. The City…

Ban on toxic school materials pushed

Jhunnex Napallacan, Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/21/2015

The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) approved resolutions to prepare for the opening of classes in the province next month. The first of three resolutions authored by PB Member Miguel Antonio Magpale called on the Provincial Health Office…

Dealing with toxic people

Philip S. Chua 11/24/2014

“Stay away from toxic people” or “Do not surround yourself with toxic people” are sage advice we hear often. The wisdom behind these suggestions is truly important and could have a far-reaching impact on the mental health…

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