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The neglected water and sanitation crisis
Kevin Rudd September 26, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the importance of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. As we all know now, hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus. Yet three billion people — almost half of the world’s population — lack access to basic hand-washing facilities, around one-third (2.2 billion people) do not have access to safe drinking water, and almost twice as many (4.2 billion) go without safe sanitation services of any kind.

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Health Care Waste Management Manual

The Video: Addressing the growing problem of disposable PPE waste
Aug 15, 2020 ANC 24/7
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, another global crisis is brewing -- the growing waste coming from disposable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Waste management in the time of coronavirus
Rappler May 02, 2020

What are the impacts of the spread of pandemic and the lockdown on our environment? While advocates agree that health concerns take precedence, what can be done to allay the negative effect of the surge of single-use plastic during this time?
Look also all links in this article


Medical Waste:

Manila probes improper handling of used test kits
Sep 2, 2020 CNN Philippines
Local officials are investigating the improper disposal of used rapid antibody test kits that were found scattered on a street in Manila.

Medical facilities, binalaan sa wastong pagtatapon ng medical waste
Sep 2, 2020
VIA Radyo Inquirer & Inquirer 990 Television

Used rapid test kits fall from sidecar in Sampaloc, Manila
Sep 1, 2020
A bicycle with a sidecar accidentally dropped used rapid test kits along M. Dela Fuente Street in Sampaloc, Manila Tuesday night.

‘Dispose of face masks, other hazardous wastes properly,’ DENR appeals to public
September 2, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday renewed its appeal to the public to properly discard and label hazardous healthcare wastes, following reports that used rapid test kits had been scattered along a street in Sampaloc, Manila on Tuesday evening.

PPE waste disposal a growing challenge
Krixia Subingsubing September 06, 2020
They end up on our sidewalks and in our waterways, those blue-and-white medical masks that used to be on someone’s face. They clog our rivers and drift out to sea where fish and other creatures could mistake them for food or they could dissolve into microplastics, harming corals and the marine ecosystem.

Students form QR code with used face masks to show need for proper disposal
August 26, 2020 Niña Diño

21-year-old Rizza Hibaya and her friends come up with the campaign to educate Filipinos about the environmental repercussions of improper mask and gloves disposal
With more and more people discarding face masks and plastic gloves, 21-year-old Rizza Mae Hibaya knew she had to something to stem a potential environmental crisis during the pandemic.

Bataan town, private contractor to explain landfill mess
Sep 26, 2020 Randy V. Datu

The local government of Hermosa, Bataan, must also answer for alleged violations by its landfill contractor, says the Environmental Management Bureau

COA raises concerns over Pangasinan's improper waste disposal
June 07, 2020

The Commission on Audit tells the Pangasinan provincial government that the improper handling of waste from hospitals can lead to potential hazards

Davao City has over 5,000 unused trash bins – COA
May 14, 2020

Thousands of garbage bins have been stockpiled in the City Environment and Natural Resources Office motor pool compound since they were purchased in 2016, says a Commission on Audit report

QC garbage collector: Call of duty is keeping homes safe from disease

Alquin Flores knows there are people who look down on his job. But he vows to keep on collecting their trash to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


RA 9003, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000
Basura at Suliranin Ukol sa Republic Act 9003

A video documentary on the implementation of the R.A. 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, in selected cities and municipalities in Cavite. Feb 24, 2014
Ilang barangay sa Malabon City, nakiisa sa Ecological Waste Management Program!
GMA Public Affairs Jan 24, 2020
Aired (January 22, 2020, 2019): Hindi naging madali para sa ilang barangay sa Malabon ang tamang pagtatapon ng basura dahil sa kanilang mga nakasanayan, ngunit 'di nagtagal ay natuto na rin sila. Ano nga ba kanilang naging sistema? Panoorin sa video.
How Marikina segregates garbage
Discipline in the garbage, is the newest project in Marikina City. There will be fines for those who will violate the rules. Jul 3, 2014
Proper waste segregation, itinuro sa mga residente ng Malabon
GMA Public Affairs Jul 14, 2019
Basura ang isa sa mga pangunahing dahilan kung bakit bumabaha sa Barangay Potrero, Malabon City. Kaya naman naisip ng kanilang lokal na pamahalaan na ituro sa mga residente ang tamang paghihiwalay ng mga basura para sa ikaaayos nito.
Hiwalayan - A Solid Waste Management Video
Produced by Ten17 Productions and presented by MMDA and DENR, Hiwalayan tells the story of Ate Gay and Ate Vi as they learn not only to avoid gossip, but also how to protect Mother Earth in their own way. Dec 3, 2013
Waste management in Philippines
Feb 4, 2014
Solid Waste Management Law in the Philippines
MrRussFrance wrote: This is the very partial video project in our subject in Environmental Science. The whole plan is like a TV show entitled , "MKD Agham ka dito!".
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RA 9003 Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Look the RA 9003 IRR

What is the jurisdiction the Environmental Ombudsman?

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Nasugbu mayor over dumpsite
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta September 13, 2018
The Ombudsman says Nasugbu Mayor Antonio Barcelon has been local chief executive for a total of 11 years yet 'he failed to facilitate the closure of the open dumpsite'

What's lacking in our plastic laws?
Aika Rey October 28, 2019

The Philippines needs to catch up in regulating plastic use

Environmental documentary 'The Story of Plastic' explores a global crisis
Dorothy Andrada January 27, 2020
'The Story of Plastic' hopes to help the audience have a better idea about the gravity of the plastic pollution crisis, as well as some insight into workable solutions

42 more trash traps eyed in Region 4-A
August 17, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 4-A aims to install 42 additional trash traps along major rivers in Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, and Batangas until 2021 to hamper the discharge of wastes into the Manila Bay.

Trash traps put in place in 2 Caloocan creeks
August 27, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has installed trash traps along two creeks in Caloocan City to complement the local government’s efforts in keeping the city’s waterways clean.

‘Plastic waste-to-cash’ project for citizens, sari-sari store owners launched
August 17, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Used plastic sachets and other plastic packaging that have been recovered from the Manila Bay can be exchanged for cash under a joint project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) and a non-profit plastic offset organization.

The Basel Convention
on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

usually known as the Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs).

Basel Convention & Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation
Text and Additional Annexes and Amendments to Annexes

the Basel Convention FULL text chapter by chapter

FALSE: Panelo's claim that PH is not a signatory to Basel Convention
Pia Ranada May 23, 2019

The Facts: A look at the official Basel Convention website shows that the Philippines signed the Basel Convention on March 22, 1989. It was ratified, meaning approved by Congress, on October 21, 1993. The treaty entered into force in the Philippines on January 19, 1994

The Video:
Environmental groups urge Duterte to ratify Basel Ban Amendment
ABS-CBN News Jun 3, 2019
MANILA - Environmental groups have called on President Rodrigo Duterte to ratify the Basel Ban Amendment, which prohibits the export of wastes to developing countries like the Philippines

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‘This gov’t is good at recycling garbage’: Netizens slam Mocha Uson's OWWA appointment
Bonz Magsambol September 30, 2019

What do you think of the Duterte administration's move to bring Mocha Uson back to government?
Controversial pro-Duterte blogger Mocha Uson is back in a government post. Her return, however, is being criticized widely by netizens, with one common sentiment being, “This government is good at recycling garbage."

How Filipinos are helping Taal eruption survivors while going zero waste
Lance Jabson January 23, 2020

Seeing the need to do their part to help those affected, many organizations championing the zero-waste lifestyle are helping Taal eruption survivors by leading eco-friendly donation drives


Waste Management Essential to Recovery

The video explains how waste management contributes to early recovery in the devastated areas across the Visayas. "Our initial estimates were 1.1 or 1.2 million cubic meters of debris around the town," says Dr. Tim Walsh, UNDP waste management advisor in the video filmed in Tacloban. Apr 1, 2014

'Grab' for Garbage: The Hakoot app helps optimize garbage collection
July 23, 2019

Hakoot informs garbage collection management of the volume and kind of garbage needing disposal, while also allowing Dapitanons to monitor the location and direction of garbage trucks

How going zero waste is addressing PH's plastic pollution
Pauline Macaraeg September 13, 2019

Snapshots of the zero waste movement in the Philippines

#ManyWaysToZeroWaste movement
Marj Casal September 13, 2019
The campaign aims to engage the government, corporations, and communities in finding solutions to our plastic waste problem

LOOK: Christmas
Tree made out of plastic bottles, cups, utensils in Bulacan
December 08, 2019
The creation of an eco-lamp Christmas tree in Baliwag, Bulacan, is part of the town's campaign to recycle and create items from waste

Dreaming of a green Christmas? Here are 5 ways to make it more sustainable
Sharon George, Keele University December 15, 2018
A guide to a greener, more sustainable but generous Christmas


Saving Paradise
GMA Public Affairs May 31, 2019

Sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang Manila Bay, Boracay at Coron. Kumusta na nga ba ang estado ng mga sikat na tourist destination na ito ngayon? Panoorin 'yan sa video na ito!


Tackling Plastic Waste and Empowering Communities
Mar 9, 2020 ANC 24/7

In this edition of Remarkable Women, we talk to Wilhelmina Garcia, she founded a company that finds creative ways to transform plastic waste into beautiful furniture pieces while providing livelihood to local communities.

Paper vs plastic: The right choice might not be what you think
Leticia Labre June 20, 2019

Could plastic bags actually be better for the environment than paper ones?

In this store, you can trade plastic trash for food and clothing
Rea Gierran June 28, 2019

The Plastic Barter store aims to help solve Cebu City’s plastics problem and provide jobs to former prisoners and dumpsite dwellers

Philippine survey shows 'shocking' plastic waste
Agence France-Presse March 08, 2019

The report finds that where local-level plastic bag bans have been put in place and rigorously enforced, usage has dropped dramatically

Remote island beach plastics point to greater waste problem
Agence France-Presse May 17, 2019
A study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports concludes that global plastic waste surveys 'have drastically underestimated the scale of debris accumulation'

Single-use plastics, still the environment's number 1 enemy
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato April 26, 2019
The government's cleanup program makes it easier to convince the public to adapt environmentally-friendly habits

'Drastic solutions' needed to fight plastic pollution – groups
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato March 23, 2019
'We cannot recycle our way out of this problem,' says Abigail Aguilar of Greenpeace Philippines

World Bank to aid Philippines in fight against plastic
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato April 05, 2019 - with Video
Amid the government's ongoing rehabilitation activities in Manila Bay and its tributaries, the World Bank is stepping in to help as well


Plastic Pa More!
ABS-CBN News Jul 20, 2019

The video takes a look at the plastic pollution problem faced by the country due to the widespread use of single-use plastic. The video also probes into the failure of the government to implement the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, and learns about how the government plans to address the issue.


Addressing marine plastic pollution in PH
CNN Philippines Apr 3, 2019

Last month a young Goose-beak whale died in the Davao Gulf and researchers pulled out almost 90 pounds of plastics inside it. This is just one picture of the extent of marine pollution in the Philippines. Today, the World Bank along with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila is co-hosting a conference in marine plastic pollution.


Part 1 of 2: The challenge of cleaning up the nation's waste

The bay's age-old problems will take time to solve

Part 2 of 2: Manila Bay rehab: Why the bay can't be saved in 6 months

If the Pasig River case is to be followed, it will take years – or even decades – to save Manila Bay

Text by Aika Rey, Research: Addie Pobre, Photos and Video: Martin San Dieg
March 16 and 20, 2019

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Manila Bay cleanup:
High hopes, murky plans
Ralf Rivas February 5, 2019 - with Videos

The recent photos of Manila Bay are Instagram-worthy, but don’t get too excited just yet. We have a long, long way to go. Look below links

Manila Bay master plan needs reworking – environment group
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato April 05, 2019
If reclamation projects in the Manila Bay area will push through, Kalikasan PNE estimates that 11 million families will be affected, whether directly or indirectly

DENR seeks barangays' support in keeping Manila Bay clean
March 17, 2019
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says barangays, as 'frontliners,' must be aware of their critical role in the cleanup of Manila Bay

Duterte creates Manila Bay rehabilitation task force
Pia Ranada February 21, 2019 - with Video
The task force, headed by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, is given the power to impose penalties on establishments and households that refuse to comply with its orders on sanitation and sewerage

Rehabilitation over reclamation for Manila Bay
John Leo Algo February 11, 2019
Reclamation projects are poised to benefit only the privileged few, while the underemployed Filipinos of today would remain stuck in unideal working conditions.

MISLEADING: Manila Bay ‘resort,’ ‘soon-to-be-beach’ photos
February 08, 2019
Cleaning the bay requires years of interconnected solutions to a huge, complex environmental-metropolitan problem besides simple picking up of trash
The facts: Manila Bay will not yet be safe for swimming until at least the next 7 years. Cleaning the bay requires years of interconnected solutions to a huge, complex environmental-metropolitan problem aside from the simple picking up of trash.

Manila Bay not yet safe for swimming – DOH
Sofia Tomacruz February 04, 2019
The Department of Health says the public should wait until tests on the quality of Manila Bay's waters are completed

DENR to fine establishments up to P200,000 for polluting Manila Bay
Janella Paris January 15, 2019
‘They have to pay a penalty for dirtying the environment,’ Cimatu said

Gov't to deploy modern tech, boat skimmers for Manila Bay rehab
Ralf Rivas January 28, 2019
The government is banking on volunteers and modern technology to clean Manila Bay

The Videos in the album Cleaning up Manila Bay:

Rehabilitasyon o reklamasyon? Ika-2 yugto - 2 videos
ABS-CBN News Apr 13, 2019
"Failon Ngayon" explains how human settlement and urbanization contributed to the pollution of the waterways connected to Manila Bay, tackles the challenges in maintaining the sewerage systems in Metro Manila and the government's effort to address human settlement issue that is seen as a significant contributor to water pollution, elaborates the hazards and risks of the proposed reclamation projects in Manila Bay, and shows the opposing viewpoints about the proposed Manila Bay reclamation amid the pending implementation of NEDA's Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan.
Taong 2006 idineklara na ng DENR bilang isa sa key biodiversity areas ng bansa ang karagatan ng Manila Bay. Dalawang taon ang nakalipas, naglabas naman ng desisyon ang Korte Suprema na linisin ang Manila Bay dahil sa kapabayaan ng iba’t ibang sektor na pangalagaan ito.

Authorities begin cleaning bottom of Manila bay
CNN Philippines Mar 5, 2019
The Public Works Department has begun removing waste that settled at the bottom of the water of Manila Bay.

The Don't swim in Manila Bay – DENR
Feb 4, 2019
Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says people swimming in Manila Bay may get sick due to the high coliform levels.

Feb 2, 2019

More firms ordered to stop discharging waste water to Manila bay
Feb 1, 2019
The government, calling out more firms for not meeting standards for waste water disposal. This, amid efforts to clean up the Manila bay. While the environment department says there's a lot more to be done some Filipinos are hoping they can help in their own little way.

How different is Manila bay after initial cleanup?
Jan 31, 2019
Take a look at Manila Bay, days after its rehabilitation started. MMDA says this cleanup is different from previous efforts because more agencies are involved, adds they will fix the source of the problem and not just clean the water

Instagram-worthy: Manila Bay
Jan 30, 2019
Malaki na ang pinagbago ng Manila Bay mula nang simulan ang rehabilitasyon sa lugar.

Wow! Manila Bay after the Clean up
Jan 28, 2019

Massive Manila Bay rehabilitation starts today
Jan 27, 2019
Thousands of volunteers from multi-sectoral groups and government agencies join the first day of the seven-year Manila Bay rehabilitation.

Cleaning up Manila Bay
January 25, 2019
Rappler talks to Gil Jacinto of the UP Marine Science Institute and Tony La Viña, former DENR Undersecretary, to make sense of the problems surrounding Manila Bay's rehabilitation

Government’s game plan for Manila Bay
Jan 27, 2019
Boat skimmers, pollution monitoring sensors, and strict enforcement of laws – science and punishment will be the government’s soldiers for the so-called “Battle for Manila Bay.” But will politics play villain in this war?

Fecal coliform levels in Manila Bay still high – DENR
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato February 06, 2019
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the government has not yet fully cleaned Manila Bay, and swimming there could lead to illnesses

IN PHOTOS: Bayanihan for Manila Bay
Ralf Rivas January 27, 2019
Some 5,000 volunteers and government workers woke up early to participate on Day 1 of the Manila Bay rehabilitation program on Sunday, January 27.

Which part of Manila Bay is swimmable?
Ralf Rivas January 29, 2019
For bodies of water to be safe for swimming, the coliform levels should only be at 100 most probable number per milliliters

DILG orders 5,700 barangays to clean up Manila Bay every week
Ralf Rivas January 25, 2019
The DILG says all villages within and near the Manila Bay area must conduct cleanup activities and provide proper documentation

In defense of Manila Bay
Antonio A Oposa Jr
January 18, 2019
Manila Bay now has 330 million units of fecal bacteria – a far cry from its one million units 20 years ago. What needs to be done?

Establishments may face closure due to Manila Bay rehab
Ralf Rivas Updated January 12, 2019
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says some establishments dump their untreated waste directly into Manila Bay

Duterte transfers power to approve reclamation to Office of the President
Pia Ranada February 04, 2019 - With Video

Amid an ongoing cleanup of Manila Bay and proposals to halt reclamation projects there, President Rodrigo Duterte transferred the power to approve reclamation projects from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), which he placed under his office in Malacañang.>

Why can’t the Philippines solve its trash problem?
Part 1

Seventeen years after its enactment, LGUs struggle to implement our solid waste management law

Part 2:

The problem with plastics: stopping it 'at the source'

Brands need to give consumers options that encourage them to reuse, recycle, or return their plastic packaging instead of throwing them away after one use.

Both: Vernise L Tantuco September 14 - 15, 2018

Volume of Baguio plastic wastes down 1 year after ban
Frank Cimatu January 11, 2019

However, there has been an increase in the use of other kinds of residual refuse, like paper materials, which have been used as replacement for plastic


Garbage woes threaten the future
An increase in the volume of garbage due to influx of visitors adds to the environmental woes already threatening El Nido’s booming tourism industry


Panglao, Central Visayas: Riding the tourism cash cow

The island experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure

Part 2  Garbage in Paradise

The price of Panglao’s rise as tourist destination
Panglao, often promoted as an alternative to world-famous Boracay, has a long history of neglecting solid waste

Panglao's struggle with solid waste
Old and new problems pose challenges to Panglao’s waste management system

Tourism funds waste management and conservation
Tourism brings in revenues also spent to curb the garbage problem

All by LEILANI CHAVEZ OCTOBER 27 - 28 - 29 - 30, 2018

Malay residents want action vs smelly garbage trucks
Boy Ryan B. Zabal June 22, 2019

Garbage trucks collect the trash in Boracay Island and dump it in a sanitary landfill in mainland Malay town

Not enough facilities for recyclable waste built in 2017
August 19, 2018

The Commission on Audit says the Environmental Management Bureau only constructed 68 out of 225 materials recovery facilities

Multinationals are top plastic polluters in the Philippines – report
Ralf Rivas June 02, 2018

'It's time we hold these companies accountable. They cannot continue raking in money and then passing on the responsibility and costs of cleaning their mess to cities and Filipino taxpayers,' says environmentalist Froilan Grate.


Tips para sa 'waste-free' Undas
Oct 28, 2018

Nanawagan ang isang environmental group na huwag gawing basurahan ang mga sementeryo sa paparating na Undas. Nagbigay din sila ng tips para makasiguradong "waste-free" ang mga sementeryo.

WATCH: What can you do about plastic pollution
September 14, 2018 - with Video

The world is producing 400 million tons of plastics every year, mostly packaging discarded after just one use

Plastic Battle's plea: Ditch single-use bottles, go for refills
Keith Anthony S. Fabro June 03, 2018
The Plastic Battle campaign convinces businesses to let people refill reusabp in a bid to eliminate single-use plastic bottles that contribute to pollution.

AboutPhilippines recommend to read all the links in the article

Let's re-educate ourselves about the environment
Timmy Luistro July 02, 2017

With the expected growth in population, how much more of this waste will be left in the streets in coming years?

A zero waste lifestyle: How have other people done it?
Nicole Limlengco August 26, 2018
Two organizations get together to hold a workshop on discussion of a zero-waste lifestyle

How the fight vs plastic pollution can begin in the classroom
Gaby N. Baizas and Luisa Jocson June 23, 2018
'We like to start with the children so it'll be embedded in their minds already,' says World Wide Fund environment officer Kimberly Anne Marcelo.

In fight vs plastic, 'challenge is changing people's mindset, lifestyle'
Jieven Santisteban May 26, 2018

A study shows that the Philippines generates 2.7 million metric tons of plastic garbage every year

How to start a Zero-Waste Lifestyle
Pearl Bacasmas August 23, 2017

Learn how to reduce waste and lead a sustainable lifestyle

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, DENR

As of August 31, 2015


'Plastic Republic' dokumentaryo ni Howie Severino (full episode + with subtitles)
Jun 24, 2018

Ayon sa isang pag-aaral sa University of Georgia, pangatlo ang Pilipinas sa listahan ng mga nangunguna pagdating sa pagtatapon ng mga plastik.

According to a study from University of Georgia, Philippines ranks third on the list when it comes to plastic waste disposal. Despite the increasing number of waste that are found almost everywhere especially at the Manila Bay, some Filipinos continue to work on their own ways to help reduce plastic waste.

Gov't puts trash traps, warns 'esteroristas' in Pasig River
Ralf Rivas May 06, 2018

The problem begins in waterways such as the San Juan River, now the most polluted in Metro Manila
To stop trash from flowing into the Pasig River, a government agency placed "trash traps" in areas traversed by this body of water, as it threatened to impose sanctions against "esteroristas."

Forest rangers of Freedom Island fight losing battle vs plastic pollution
Rhaydz B. Barcia June 30, 2018
Because of the immense volume of plastic trash in Manila Bay, forest rangers of Freedom Island and Long Islang in Parañaque say coastal cleanups are not enough

Manila 'trash bin' waterway choked with plastic
Agence France-Press June 05, 2018 - with Video
Plastic pollution is a major problem in the Philippines, which along with China, Vietnam, and Indonesia, is frequently listed among the world's worst offenders

Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in PH
September 22, 2017

Greenpeace ranks the Philippines as the '3rd-worst polluter into the world's oceans' after China and Indonesia

Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines
September 26, 2017

In a report released in Manila last week, the environmental group tagged the Philippines as the 'third-worst polluter into the world's oceans' after China and Indonesia
Both by Agence France-Presse


'Bundok na Kristal,' a documentary by Kara David
Aug 30, 2017

Kara David visited a recycling plant located in Central Luzon where she met Joselito and Melay, children who break glass bottles with their mother whom introduced them to this kind of living. In order to get enough money to suffice their basic needs, one must be able to have at least one ton of shattered bottles that similarly visualizes a mountain of crystals.


Mga Alagang Peste
Oct 27, 2016

This video entitled ‘Mga Alagang Peste’ features ‘uncontrollable population of rodents in Tondo and Luna, Isabela.’

Remark this is an album in the album Fauna - Etc.

Trash dumping in pilgrimage sites 'inexcusable'
April 16, 2017

EcoWaste Coalition posts photos of mounds of trash in popular Lenten pilgrimage sites

Wastewater - Etc.

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DENR inaugurates solar-powered sewage treatment plant near Manila Bay
July 30, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday unveiled a solar-powered sewage treatment plant (STP) to help address the problem with household wastewater discharge that contributes to the pollution in Manila Bay.

3 more solar-powered sewage treatment plants set to be built in Metro Manila
August 2, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
Three more solar-powered sewage treatment plants (STPs) are expected to be constructed on Metro Manila’s river systems in the coming months to complement the first solar-powered STP that was unveiled on Roxas Boulevard, Manila last July 30.

Wastewater Management in the Philippines
Lormelyn E. Claudio, Regional Director
Environmental Management Bureau Region 3
23 April 2015

Regulations on Sanitation and Wastewater Systems
Compiled by Bonifacio B. Magtibay

What is wastewater and why does it matter?
August 29, 2017

Maynilad is our - and the government’s - hardworking partner in ensuring proper wastewater management

Small-Scale Wastewater Treatment System

Wastewater production, treatment and use in the Philippines
Engr. Gerardo Mogol, Engr. Teresita S. Sandoval, Engr. Marcelino Rivera, Jr.

Wastewater Management and the Pasig River in Manila

PCG found about 400-meter sewerage pipe that disposes untreated animal waste into the sea in Cebu
Manila Bulletin Online Feb 26, 2019

Authorities found about 400-meter sewerage pipe that disposes untreated animal waste into the sea in Cebu. The waste materials, according to PCG, come from a piggery farm in Barangay Mantalisay, San Fernando. Its operation has been suspended. (Video courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard)

Wastes - Etc.

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Environment, health groups call for total ban on importation of hazardous wastes
August 4, 2020 Ellayn De Vera-Ruiz

Environment and health groups appealed to the Philippine government on Tuesday to totally ban the importation of hazardous wastes.
This, following the re-exportation of the last batch of 80 containers of South Korean garbage that have been sitting in Northern Mindanao for the past two years.


How can waste management programs in Malabon be sustained?
Sep 8, 2017

ACCORD program director Ansherina Talavera and support director Erica Bucog stress the importance of community involvement and putting in effort for a project to succeed.

Youth involvement is San Fernando's secret in achieving zero waste
Paula de Castro December 10, 2017

In San Fernando, Pampanga, schools and the youth play a huge part in implementing zero waste

Waste and wastes
are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or it is worthless, defective and of no use.
The term is often subjective (because what is waste to one need not necessarily be waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable).
The immortal plastic
Maria Isabel Garcia July 27, 2017

Why does plastic take so long to decompose when it is also made from fossil fuels which in turn come from once living organisms.
Since plastic is practically immortal, we are pretty much bound to it for countless generations

Mimaropa council urges LGUs, businesses: Ban plastics, ballon releases
Keith Anthony S. Fabro December 07, 2018
The Mimaropa Regional Development Council (RDC) has approved a policy urging local government units (LGU), agency regional offices, and businesses to ban single-use plastics in their respective areas.

Environment group warns against indiscriminate disposal of toxic old TV picture tubes
August 18, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Three units of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) or picture tubes of old-fashioned televisions have been retrieved along a sidewalk in Manila which are potentially hazardous to health and the environment as they contain hazardous chemicals such as lead and mercury, an environmental health organization said on Tuesday.


E waste special
Apr 21, 2017
Environmental groups worry that millions of electronic devices sold to the local market will end up in open dumpsites and communities like Smokey Mountain where improper disposal of e-waste has spurred a local economy of scavengers and junk shops. They believe that the way out is a system that holds manufacturers responsible for the recycling of electronic trash

Project 1 Phone
The program aims to recover and recycle electronic wastes, e-wastes, specifically mobile phones and portable devices such as tablets, so:
a. Promote proper disposal of mobile phones and other electronic wastes
b. Educate people about the potential harm that cell phones can have on our environment and the significant benefits to recycling an old cell phone

E-waste Animation Tagalog
Malu Maniquis Oct 31, 2018
E-waste or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment containing toxic chemical PBDE is one of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that have been banned under the Stockholm Convention. This animation video is a project of UNIDO, DENR together with Ecowaste Coalition.

Remark this is an album in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems, Laws & "Languages" - Etc.

How to repurpose plastic bottles into ecobricks
Raisa Serafica June 05, 2017

The Plastic Solutions movement helps address the problem of plastic waste in Philippine seas.

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WATCH: Washed up garbage seen floating in El Nido, Palawan
August 17, 2018 - with Video

To many, the video serves as a reminder for the public to be mindful of their trash when visiting tourist places like El Nido, Palawan

Why PH is world’s 3rd biggest dumper of plastics in the ocean
Pia Ranada October 06, 2015

Irresponsible garbage hauling companies and the presence of open dump sites near rivers are two reasons why the Philippines is among the world's top ocean polluters, according to a new study

PH among top nations dumping plastic into seas
KD Suarez Feb 13, 2015

China emerged as the top contributor, with an estimated 1.32-3.53 MMT going into the sea, out of a total 8.82 MMT mismanaged plastic waste a year. Indonesia is next, with an estimated 0.48-1.29 MMT of plastic marine waste annually, followed by the Philippines, with around 0.28-0.75 MMT of plastic waste.

in the February 13 edition of the journal Science, the study was led by NCEAS.

Sanitary Landfills - Garbage Dumps

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Residents want smelly Batangas dumpsite shut down
Tina Ganzon Ozaeta June 18, 2019

The sanitary landfill is only 200 meters away from Laurel Elementary School

Residents of Barangay Laurel in Tanauan City here have taken their disgust on social media as they continue to call on authorities to permanently shut down the operations of a sanitary landfill in the area.

Davao City spent P151M due to lack of waste segregation – COA
June 25, 2017

Only 4 out of the city's 182 barangays maintain a materials recovery facility, which is required under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

Cagayan de Oro to close illegal dumpsite, open new landfill in April
Bobby Lagsa March 31, 2017
The new landfill, located in a 45-hectare property in Barangay Pagalungan, is compliant with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

Inayawan Sanitary Landfill
Sep 23, 2016

Nearly three months after the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill in Cebu City opened in June 2016, the Department of Public Services said the landfill has accommodated around 600 tons of trash daily. Here's a video on the current status of the landfill. (Ojharra Catherine Manlosa/Jai Sandoval/Allan Cuizon/Sunnex)

Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites
February 10, 2016

The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs 'with recurring and blatant violations' of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

Solid Waste Management in Metro Manila
Look the authors Notes
Land Pollution Pertaining to Garbage Disposal

A report by Jovy Delfin, Karol Lonzaga and Frances Pascua

Look it as pdf HERE

Garbage heads to Philippine landfill from other countries

Look also above Basel Convention

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Why is Southeast Asia the world's dumping ground?
Al Jazeera English July 17, 2019

‘Recycling’ brings to mind an intensive process where used plastic, metal and paper is cleaned and re-purposed. But a great deal of apparently recyclable rubbish often ends up being dumped in countries across Southeast Asia.

How to keep imported waste out of the Philippines
Anna Mogato June 08, 2019

The Philippines doesn't take in a lot of foreign waste compared to its neighbors, but it may become a dumping ground of smuggled garbage if the government doesn't act fast

PH eyes customs strike team vs foreign waste imports
July 13, 2019
'As time is of the essence, we hope the Bureau of Customs strike team versus foreign waste imports will be set up soon,' says EcoWaste Coalition.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now studying the creation of a special strike team to curb the entry into the country of foreign garbage.

Hong Kong container carrying illegal waste shipped back
Anna Mogato June 03, 2019

Green group EcoWaste Coalition says the quick reexport of the illegal waste sends a 'clear and unambiguous warning to waste traffickers to stop sending other countries' wastes into our port'

Environmental groups step up pressure on gov't to ban waste imports
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato May 30, 2019

The government is preparing a policy to ban all waste imports, including those meant for recycling. But this is not enough, says Greenpeace

DENR eyes total ban on waste imports
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato May 24, 2019

The government has had enough of misdeclared shipment carrying garbage entering the country's ports.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is currently crafting a policy which would ban all waste imports amid the rise in arrivals through the country’s ports of misdeclared shipments carrying garbage.

The Video:
DENR looking into total ban on waste imports
CNN Philippines Jun 14, 2019
The country is said to have welcomed foreign trash when China banned plastic waste in 2018.
But we might soon follow suit.
The government is now considering a total ban on waste imports after a series of smuggled garbage shipments caught at Philippine ports.

Drilon seeks ban on garbage importation
July 06, 2019
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the passage of his proposed bill will 'send a clear message to other countries that the Philippines is not a landfill'

New trash shipment from Australia, Hong Kong found in Mindanao port
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato May 24, 2019

The Bureau of Customs is working on having the containers shipped back to their points of origin

House hearing on South Korean garbage smuggled to Cebu
November 21, 2017 - with Video

The House Committee on Ecology starts the probe into the dumping in Cebu on February 2017 of 5,000 metric tons of garbage from South Korea.

Garbage from South Korea to be sent back
January 02, 2019
January 9 is the target date for the return of the trash shipment to Pyeongtaek City in South Korea, says a Customs official

South Korea to take back trash 'as soon as possible'
Ralf Rivas November 22, 2018
South Korea commits to take back the waste dumped in Misamis Oriental and vows to prevent similar incidents from happening again

Pro-environment group wants case filed vs South Korean garbage importer
Bobby Lagsa November 21, 2018
Cagayan De Oro-based Pinoy Aksyon asks BOC and DENR to file charges against Verde Soko which imported 5,100 tons of trash from South Korea

Garbage from Korea more manageable than Canada case – DENR
Ralf Rivas November 13, 2018 - with Video
Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says there is 'no need to worry' and he will see to it that the garbage is shipped back to South Korea

South Korea taking back trash dumped in PH, Canada's plans still murky
Ralf Rivas January 13, 2019

'Sending the garbage back to its origin is only just, moral, and lawful,' says EcoWaste Coalition

Canada starts removing garbage from Subic port
Randy V. Datu May 30, 2019 - with Video

Authorities are expecting that the transfer of the 69 container vans to MV Bavaria will be completed by Friday morning, May 31

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute
Agence France-Presse June 29, 2019
A cargo vessel loaded with about 69 containers of rubbish docked in a port on the outskirts of Vancouver, says an Agence France-Presse reporter at the scene

Canada's trash finally leaves Philippines
Anna Mogato May 31, 2019
'Baaaaaaaaa bye, as we say it,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr writes on Twitter as the garbage-loaded MV Bavaria set sail for Canada early Friday morning, May 31. Look the Video in HD

Duterte orders return of trash to Canada
Pia Ranada May 22, 2019

An 'outraged' Philippine President orders that a private shipping company dump the trash within Canada's territorial waters if Canada refuses to accept the garbage.
President Rodrigo Duterte can wait no longer for Canada to take back their smuggled garbage.
If Canada refuses to accept the garbage, the private shipping company is instructed to leave the garbage "within the territorial waters or 12 nautical miles out to sea from the baseline of any of their country's shores," Panelo said.

Locsin says 'departure' of Canada garbage on May 30
Paterno Esmaquel II May 28, 2019 - with Video
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr praises President Rodrigo Duterte 'for pushing the right button' and Canada 'for fully cooperating to get it done as he wanted'

Canada taps firm to ship out its garbage from Philippines by end of June
Paterno Esmaquel II 2019 - with Video
'The removal will be complete by the end of June, as the waste must be safely treated to meet Canadian safety and health requirements,' says the Canadian government

Controversial Canadian garbage heads to Philippine landfill
AFP July 14, 2015

Hauling of the 1,375 tons of waste is set to finish soon, according to the Philippines' Bureau of Customs and the landfill operator

The Videos:
Canadians React to Garbage War with Philippines
Andrew Does May 8, 2019
Canada's war with the Philippines may be on the verge of ending after Canada accidentally sent 2,500 tones of garbage to the far east nation resulting in President Duterte threating to dump the garbage on Canada's beaches, even threatening to declare war.


"War" on trash intensifies - Philippines vs Canada
GMA Public Affairs May 17, 2019
It's way past the deadline for Canada, at hindi pa rin nila nakukuha ang mga basura nila. Matutuloy na ba ang "War on Trash"? At ano ang mangyayari kapag natuloy ito?


Should rich nations dump their rubbish on developing countries?
Al Jazeera English May 19, 2019
It's often said that one man's trash is another man's treasure.
But that's not how the Philippines sees dozens of shipping containers filled with waste from Canada.


67 container vans of Canada garbage remain in Subic port
Randy V. Datu May 21, 2019
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairperson and Administrator Wilma Eisma says the cargo forwarder that will transport the containers back to Canada is still evaluating the containers

Philippines recalls envoys after Canada misses deadline for garbage shipment
Pia Ranada May 16, 2019
The Philippines will 'maintain a diminished diplomatic presence' in Canada until its garbage is removed from the Philippines, says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

Canada to pay for shipping out 69 container vans of trash – Malacañang
Pia Ranada May 07, 2019
The issue of illegally-shipped garbage is discussed during the May Cabinet meeting where President Rodrigo Duterte repeats that he won't let any more trash from other countries enter the Philippines.

Duterte’s trash threat embarrasses, infuriates Canadians
Marites N. Sison April 25, 2019
Some say, 'shame on us,' others call the Philippine president a ‘boor'

Canada vows to resolve garbage row after Duterte threat
Paterno Esmaquel II April 24, 2019
The Canadian embassy says their country 'is aware of the court decision ordering the importer to ship the material back to Canada'

Duterte tells Canada he's sending back their garbage
Pia Ranada April 23, 2019
The Philippine President advises Canada to 'prepare a grand reception' for their tons of trash

Ombudsman suspends DENR exec over Canada trash
June 29, 2018
The Office of the Ombudsman also says it found probable cause to file graft charges against Environment Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna for 'gross inexcusable negligence' over the controversial shipment

TIMELINE: Canada garbage shipped to the Philippines
Jodesz Gavilan November 16, 2017
The fate of the garbage illegally shipped to the Philippines from Canada is still in limbo 4 years after

Mocha Uson shares graphic on Facebook misquoting Trudeau
Paige Occeñola November 16, 2017 - with Video
PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson shares a post misquoting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as saying, 'it is impossible to get the [Canadian garbage] back...' They appear to have heard wrong.

Trudeau says ‘now theoretically possible to get back’ Canada trash in PH
Mara Cepeda November 14, 2017 - with Video
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says they are still ironing out certain details like who should bear the financial responsibility for taking back the trash, shipped to the Philippines by a Canadian company

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Can the Philippines' landfills handle Canada's waste?
May 4, 2016
Philippine civil society, joined by environmental and public health NGOs have been clamouring for the Canadian government to TAKE BACK THE ILLEGAL WASTE SHIPMENT of 98 seagoing containers, which contains various mixed wastes and hazardous wastes.

Live by Garbage

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Manila's waste scavengers are integrated into the recycling chain
Waiting at the top of the Payatas landfill site are gangs of scavengers. Each gang, about 10-strong, takes charge of one load, with roughly half an hour to recover anything worth recycling.

Living Among Trash
Nov 13, 2012

John and his team head into the impoverished trash dumps of the Philippines in hopes of reaching out to hurting people


Garbage children of Cebu

The misery of those who bring up their children on the garbage tips is shocking. The sole ray of hope on this burning Phillipine garbage tip is the German priest, Heinz Kulüke. He is, in fact, a university professor of philosophy -- however his encounters with the garbage people have changed his life. He works tirelessly to help the garbage people, as well as the girls in Cebu's red light district.
Inayawan Garbage Dump, Cebu City - My Home

This video was taken at the Inayawan Garbage Dump Site on the island of Cebu by Bundles of Joy. This video chronicles the plight of the very poor living on a garbage dump.


3000 Children Living on Garbage Dump, Cebu
May 22, 2015

Smokey Mountain is a world you'd rather don't want to see. In Manila's largest dumpsite the poorest of the poor are making their livelihood by picking up garbage.

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Below the poverty line: living on a garbage dump
Michelle, 16, lives in Payatas, alongside one of Metro Manila’s largest garbage dumps.
In Payatas, a community of 200,000 people live alongside, and in many cases work on top of, the dump site
Angel of the dump: making a difference in Manila
A British single mother has made it her life's mission to help hundreds of children living amid mountains of stinking rubbish in Manila

People Who Live by Garbage
Story and photographs by Ray Waddington


Young girl scavenges junk to help father

MANILA – This is the story of 9-year old Junnellyn Adoptante who took upon herself to collect recyclable material to help out her father. Nine-year old Junnellyn Adoptante continues to inspire thousands of netizens through a video of her collecting recyclable material.
The video, uploaded by Zoie and Jay Grama, shows Junnellyn in her school uniform gathering carton, bottles, and cardboxes. Updated Jul 03, 2015

the article This young girl scavenges junk to help father


8 year old: Junk shop boy

Doris Bigornia helps 8 year old boy, Benjie Villamor from Bataan who scavenge for a living. May 27


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Composting the fast and easy way
Vermi Composting
Feb 16, 2014

in English and Tagalog


Vermicomposting & Vermiculture

Safe Water Supply - general

Look also Dams

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Hydropanels to provide water for indigenous community in Palawan
Oct 7, 2020

The installation will benefit the Binta't Karis indigenous peoples of Barangay Iraan in the province's Rizal municipality

Solar-powered irrigation systems in Zamboanga City, Kalinga completed, reports NIA
September 23, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Two solar-powered irrigation systems worth P6.78 million have been completed in Zamboanga City and Kalinga province, according to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).
It is powered by 28 solar panels that can discharge approximately 200 gallons of water per minute. It can pump an average of six cubic meters in six hours.


Beware of plumbing scam

Protect yourself from bogus plumbers and fake Maynilad employees. Know their modus operandi!

Angat to reduce water allocation for domestic, irrigation uses
September 29, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) will be reducing water allocations coming from Angat Dam for domestic and irrigation uses starting Oct. 1.


Water shortage - Etc. - during coronavirus lockdown
You can now text Maynilad, Manila Water for bills
Ralf Rivas April 29, 2020
As the lockdown limits people's movements in Metro Manila, Maynilad and Manila Water offer digital ways for customers to view their water bills
Coronavirus outbreak: Video: Metro Manila residents face water crisis
Mar 9, 2020 CNN Philippines

Experts say frequent hand washing is an effective way to fight the coronavirus disease.
But what happens to communities that have poor supply of clean water?

The Video: Manila Water, Maynilad: Walang puputulan ng tubig sa COVID-19 lockdown
Apr 19, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Tiniyak ng Manila Water Co at Maynilad Water Services Inc na hindi nila puputulan ng suplay ng tubig ang mga kustomer na mabibigong magbayad ng bill habang naka-lockdown ang buong Luzon dahil sa COVID-19.

Ibon Foundation alarmed over water shortage during coronavirus lockdown
Aika Rey April 09, 2020
Parts of Metro Manila experience water service interruptions, according to think tank IBON Foundation.
Think tank IBON Foundation raised concerns about a water shortage reported by consumers, as the Philippines extended the Luzon lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Manila Water, Maynilad: 'Enough supply' amid coronavirus scare
Ralf Rivas March 11, 2020
While Manila Water and Maynilad say there is sufficient supply, they again remind the public to use water responsibly

No soap, no water: Billions lack basic protection against virus
Agence France-Presse March 19, 2020
As nations around the world fight the coronavirus pandemic with mass lockdowns and travel bans, UN experts warn that some 3 billion people lack even the most basic weapons to protect themselves: soap and running water.

FALSE: Drinking water 'washes' coronavirus, prevents it from entering lungs
March 30, 2020

The World Health Organization and the Lung Center of the Philippines say that drinking water will not prevent a coronavirus infection

We need safe, clean water during the coronavirus pandemic
Camille Adle and Mirriam Solleza March 22, 2020

What pro-poor solutions could be considered to reduce inequalities in the time of coronavirus, particularly in ensuring access to water?

China's creeping influence in PH telco, electricity, water
JC Punongbayan February 20, 2020

China’s creeping influence and encroachment in our vital infrastructure shows we ought to be extra careful especially where the nation’s security is at stake

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Manila Water, Maynilad supply 'not affected' by Taal Volcano ashfall
Ralf Rivas January 13, 2020

The concessionaires say tap water remains safe.
Concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services assured customers that water is safe to drink despite the ashfall brought about by the eruption of the Taal Volcano in Batangas.
Both companies said in separate statements on Monday, January 13, that tap water in the National Capital Region and in surrounding areas where they also provide water are safe to use.

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Water facilities being constructed at Batangas evacuation camps for Taal victims
Rhaydz B. Barcia January 27, 2020

Jetmatic pumps will be placed in several evacuation camps such as Batangas Sports Complex, West Bauan, Central School, Bauan Batangas, Lemery, Agoncillo, and San Nicolas

How Manila Water, Maynilad got the deal
Ralf Rivas December 6, 2019

A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad.
The same problem might end it, too.

Why gov’t made sure Manila Water, Maynilad would earn
Ralf Rivas December 9, 2019
What is 'onerous' now was logical before. Rappler looks at the history of how government enticed the private sector to take over water services.

Enrique Razon wants more Manila Water shares
Ralf Rivas February 08, 2020 - with Video
Enrique Razon's Prime Metroline Holdings intends to make a mandatory tender offer for the shares of Manila Water at an offer price of P13 per share

Razon's buy-in of Manila Water won't stop contract review - DOJ
Lian Buan February 05, 2020
Discussions with water concessionaires will start in March, says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

Manila Water plans to raise P9 billion via share sale
Ralf Rivas January 31, 2020
As government reviews its water contract, the embattled Ayala-led company decides to raise additional capital and funding so it could 'take decisive actions as needed'

Duterte to Maynilad, Manila Water: Accept new deals or rot in jail
January 19, 2020 - with Video
Citing the tactics of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte warns he would incarcerate the water concessionaires executives if they bring the issue to court. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that legal processes will still be followed.

Duterte threatens to reveal individuals behind 'onerous' water deal
Sofia Tomacruz January 16, 2020
'The people should know.... Putangina, pag hindi, babarilin ko yung bayag mo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he amps up threats against the Ayalas and businessman Manny Pangilinan

Manny Pangilinan gears up for battle: Maynilad not for sale
Ralf Rivas December 17, 2019
Manny Villar to take over water distribution in Metro Manila? 'We will not sell.... We will not stand down,' MVP tells Maynilad executives

Water contracts mess: Fiasco for the investing public
Francis Lim December 17, 2019
While the government must not be beholden to investors, it is essential that it does not trivialize their investments, must treat them with fairness and reason, and exemplify stability and confidence to attract investments

Duterte threatens Consunjis after comments on water concession agreements
Sofia Tomacruz January 10, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to block permits for property developer DM Consunji to dig and construct after DMCI Holdings Inc chairman Isidro Consunji spoke out about the President's latest rant against water firms

Maynilad, Manila Water bankruptcy feared if extension talks fail
December 16, 2019
Several Maynilad projects are already suspended amid the uncertainty of the concession agreement extension

Careful review of water concession agreements needed – Robredo
December 15, 2019
Vice President Leni Robredo says she favors a careful review of the country's water concession agreements to avoid knee-jerk decisions that could affect investor confidence in the Philippines

DOJ again flexes legal muscle in water row
Lian Buan December 12, 2019
'Should liberality be used in favor of the concessionaire to the detriment of the public and the government?' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete

DOJ distances water review from Villar Prime Water issue
Lian Buan December 12, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte himself alludes to the Villars as a potential new water partner. Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, married to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, is dragged to the issue as DOJ conducts the review of contracts

The Video: Justice chief denies conflict of interest in water concession review
Dec 12, 2019 ABS-CBN News
Justice secretary dismisses conflict of interest allegations in the review of water concession agreements. This, after it was revealed that a member of Villar family, which owns a water utility firm, was part of the review team. Mike Navallo reports.

The Video: House committees investigate water supply, distribution deals

Down the drain: Manila Water, Maynilad owners' shares plunge to near-decade low
Ralf Rivas December 11, 2019
Manila Water, Metro Pacific Investments, and DMCI are the biggest losers in the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, December 11, as the government's battle with water concessionaires continues

MWSS: For now, we need Manila Water, Maynilad
Mara Cepeda December 11, 2019
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System admits the government's existing resources aren't enough to provide water services

Ex-MWSS chief: Water deal not 'onerous' in 1997
Aika Rey December 11, 2019
Former MWSS chief Angel Lazaro III says the consultants they hired back in the 90s sought the bidders' comments on the draft water deal

Legally yes, realistically no: Duterte's powers to take over water operations
Lian Buan December 11, 2019
Guevarra reveals it is the DOJ that recommended revoking the extension of Maynilad and Manila Water

MWSS cancels Manila Water, Maynilad concession agreement extension
Ralf Rivas December 11, 2019 - with Video
After waiving billions of pesos in claims, Manila Water and Maynilad will see the end of their concession agreement in 2022. New companies may come in by then.

Maynilad on revoked extension of deal: 'Very grave concern'
Mara Cepeda December 11, 2019
Both Maynilad and Manila Water tell lawmakers they found out about the cancellation only on the same day the MWSS announced it in a House hearing

The Video: Manila Water extends losses on non-extension of supply agreement
Dec 11, 2019 ABS-CBN News
A longer concession period will help reduce water rates by as much as 50 percent, said Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay. The concessions of Manila Water Co and Maynilad Water Services Inc will expire in 2022.

Manila Water, Maynilad: We're not public utility companies
Ralf Rivas December 10, 2019
Defining the relationship of Manila Water and Maynilad with state regulators has several legal and business implications

Duterte threatens Manila Water, Maynilad with expropriation
Pia Ranada December 10, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to 'take everything' from the two firms if he is not satisfied with how they explain 'onerous' provisions in their concession agreements

PH government admits it's unable to take over water operations
Lian Buan December 09, 2019 - with Video
In the event that Manila Water and Maynilad do not agree to the revision of contracts, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'then we go to court'

The Video: Privilege Speech of Senator Francis Tolentino on water concessionaires in the Philippines
December 09, 2019

Maynilad, Manila Water will no longer demand payment from gov't
Ralf Rivas December 10, 2019
Maynilad and Manila Water say they will no longer implement arbitration rulings which compel the government to pay them billions of pesos

Dreaming of water: Thoughts on Metro Manila's water crisis
Maria Pia F. Luque January 24, 2020

'I can live without a man, but I cannot live without water'

Duterte’s foul attacks on big business: What is he up to?
JC Punongbayan December 19, 2019

The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses

Manila Water Consortium Inc (MCWI), also known as Cebu Water

After Cebu gov’t cancels contract, water consortium denies it breached contract
Ryan Macasero December 21, 2019
Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says they have discovered alleged multiple violations, and that the consortium has failed to pay the provincial government's share

Water consortium allegedly violated contract terms – Gwen Garcia
December 17, 2019
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia claims there are multiple violations by the consortium, where Manila Water is one of the members

Axed Cebu water execs to push through with case vs Labella
Ryan Macasero December 17, 2019
While the Metro Cebu Water District withdrew as a complainant against Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella, the 3 executives fired remain plaintiffs


Museo El Deposito - Philippines' first water reservoir

Revival of the Philippines' first water reservoir neglected for around 60 years
Manila Bulletin Online Nov 13, 2019
After more than 60 years of total neglect, El Deposito, one of the largest remaining Spanish artifacts recently excavated in the country will soon open its doors to the public in 2020.

The El Deposito was an old underground water reservoir in San Juan del Monte, now the city of San Juan in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was built by the Spanish authorities in 1880 with a capacity of 15 million gallons to provide the residents of Manila and its surrounding areas with an adequate water supply. The reservoir was historically known as the site where the onset of the Philippine Revolution through the Battle of San Juan del Monte took place in 1896


Metro Manila water system and the story of Museo El Deposito
Susan G. De Leon

Water runs deep at Museo El Deposito
Din M. Villafuerte - March 02, 2019

Water is a human right
Emerlynne Gil and Joanne Ala May 12, 2019

The Philippine government has the obligation to provide water for all. Using private companies to fulfill the right to water does not absolve the government of its obligation.


LIVE: House hearing on rotational water service interruptions in Metro Manila
November 06, 2019 - with Video

The House committee on Metro Manila development holds a hearing on the prevailing rotational water interruptions in the metro.
The low water level in Angat Dam prompted water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water to implement rotational service interruptions starting October 24.
Both Maynilad and Manila Water said the service interruptions will end only when the ideal water level in Angat Dam is reached.


Metro Manila water interruptions may continue until 2020
Nov 6, 2019 CNN Philippines
Metro Manila residents may continue to experience limited water supplies until next year. PAGASA expects only weak rains in the coming months, not enough to raise the water level in Angat dam. Water concessionaires say an alternative source in Quezon province could be ready by next year. But they need the government's approval for the construction to proceed.

House panels OK bill creating Department of Water Resources and Services
Mara Cepeda November 12, 2019
But Buhay Representative Lito Atienza opposes the measure, saying 'creating a department will only magnify the problem and delay the solutions'

Duterte to take over water distribution? That spells disaster
JC Punongbayan October 31, 2019

Prior to privatization in 1997, water was distributed, not by private corporations, but by a government agency called the MWSS. It did a crappy job.

How does Duterte intend to solve the water crisis?
Miriam Grace A. Go October 31, 2019


Clean and Safe Drinking Water
CNN Philippines May 26, 2019

Safe and accessible water is a universal human right. Doc Freddie Gomez and his guests look at the abundance of water refilling stations in the country and how this source ensures clean and sanitized water. Doc Freddie also sits down with health undersecretary Dr. Rolando Enrique Domingo to discuss the second package of Sin Tax and how it will improve the health programs of the government

DA, DILG to provide solar water systems for off-grid barangays
Anna Mogato July 09, 2019

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays.

Coming soon: Water wars
Rodel Lasco March 28, 2019

Unless we act wisely, we may find out too late that the enemy is not without, but within

Senate bill pushes for plan to manage rainwater
July 07, 2019

Senator Francis Pangilinan files a bill seeking to manage rainwater and have it used for irrigation, watering of plants, and firefighting, among others

National Water Resources Board, NWRB

Managing the Country's Water Resource for Present
and Future Generations.

Draft order places water board directly under Duterte
Rambo Talabong March 17, 2019
To address the Metro Manila water crisis, a draft executive order places the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) under the Office of the President

IMPORTANT: New large dams onerous for Filipinos

Manila Water to SC: Reverse ruling or people face 780% rate increase
Ralf Rivas October 10, 2019 - with Video

Sky-high inflation, monstrous traffic. Manila Water paints an apocalyptic Metro Manila, should the Supreme Court push through with its P921-million fine against the company.

Thirsting for water: The challenge for the Philippines
Sarah Hartman March 21, 2019

This World Water Day is serving as a wake-up-call that the Philippines has a long way to go until it is sustainably managing its water resources

Pasig City residents share water supply woes
March 23, 2019

In Pasig City, people from different walks of life struggled to cope with the water shortage that hit Metro Manila and Rizal.
Rappler goes around Pasig City to ask how a most basic human need – or the lack of it – affects a community

Local Water Utillities Administration
CDO coops ink deal to bring water to rural areas
Jigger Jerusalem January 3, 2020
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A group of cooperatives here have pooled resources together to put up their own water company to bring potable water to the city’s rural areas.

'Super coop' to provide water supply to underserved areas in Cagayan de Oro
Bobby Lagsa January 05, 2020
A "super cooperative" was established to provide water services to high-elevation underserved areas - barangays in Cagayan de Oro City.
The creation of the Mindanao Cooperatives Water Service Federation (MCWS) is in line with efforts to address vital issues for the city's growing population of more than 750,000 residents.

Philippine Association of Water Districts PAWD

the umbrella organization of all duly organized water districts, WDs

The PAWD is a non-profit organization that advocates and implements policies, standards and programs to ensure effective and sustainable water district operations nationwide. The convention was attended by around 2,000 officials and key employees by the PAWD and water districts from all over the country.

the Video: 38th National Convention of the Philippine Association of Water Districts (Speech) 2/2/2017

and below Water supply and sanitation in the Philippines


The National Economic and Development Authority - NEDA

Eco-efficient Water Infrastructure for Water Sustainability (EEWIN)

EEWIN is a strategy of the government to optimize resources and investments, through increasing the value of a project by reducing its life-cycle costs and increasing its functionality without compromising its intended objectives. Mar 3, 2015
Remark this is an album in the album NEDA in the album Government authorities - Etc.

DENR announces closure of 23 mining operations
Jee Y. Geronimo February 02, 2017
with videos (The videos can also be looked HERE)

'We have decided to close any kind of mining operation in functional watersheds,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. The article include the list distributed to the media and more information.

Look more HERE

Water shortage

Look also above Water shortage during coronavirus lockdown

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Marawi evacuees continue to struggle with water supply
Apr 7, 2020 Rappler
Residents of temporary shelters in Marawi City are heavily dependent on water trucks for their supply. They complain that their water allocations are always not enough, a big challenge especially as the dry season has arrived. There are a few water pumps in the shelters but the lines are always long and the supply is not always reliable, too.


Water supply cut stays to avoid another summer outage: regulator
Feb 20, 2020 ABS-CBN News

The water allocation for Metro Manila will stay lower than normal to avoid a repeat of last summer's supply shortage that brought misery to more than a million households, regulators said Thursday.


Metro Manila consumers to face rotational water supply
Feb 21, 2020 CNN Philippines
A warning to residents of Metro Manila water interruptions may happen again this coming summer.
And concessionaires are now telling us way ahead to avoid a repeat of last year's shortage.

Water shortage may prompt 'drastic' action from Duterte vs Manila Water, Maynilad
Pia Ranada October 28, 2019

Malacañang also denies that the water shortage, the second in 2019, is being used to push for the Kaliwa Dam project signed with China

Duterte mulls gov't takeover of Maynilad, Manila Water if water shortage escalates
Pia Ranada October 29, 2019
The President may take this course of action if the water shortage reaches emergency levels, says Malacañang


Millions of Metro Manila residents deal with water interruptions
Oct 24, 2019 CNN Philippines
Rotational water service interruption ng Maynilad at Manila Water, tuloy na bukas
Oct 22, 2019 CNN Philippines

Maynilad to begin rotational service interruptions on October 24
October 23, 2019
Maynilad's service interruptions will persist until the water level of Angat Dam reaches normal levels. Check out the schedule here.

Maynilad, Manila Water warn service interruptions may happen again
October 19, 2019 - with Video

The Angat Dam's level remains low, which means Maynilad and Manila Water customers could face yet another round of daily service interruptions.
Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water warned customers in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Rizal that service interruptions could be looming in the coming days.
In a statement on Thursday, October 17, Maynilad explained that it has hardly rained over the Angat and Ipo watersheds in recent days, causing the dams' water levels to continuously go down.

Look the Video: Water interruption, posible dahil sa pagbaba ng tubig sa Angat Dam
ABS-CBN News Oct 17, 2019


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Water shortage nararanasan sa Liliw, Laguna
Oct 10, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Umaaray na ang mga residente ng Liliw, Laguna dahil higit 5 buwan nang mahina o kaya ay walang suplay ng tubig sa bayan.

Maynilad to cut off water supply for 11 days in 5 cities
Ralf Rivas September 24, 2019

Parts of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Imus, and Bacoor will have water service interruptions from September 27 to October 7. Here are the specific areas and schedules

The Video: 11-araw water interruption ng Maynilad sa ilang lugar umarangkada na

Manila Water says 24-hour supply availability restored 100%
Ralf Rivas September 24, 2019

Manila Water says the Angat Dam 'continues to struggle' to reach the ideal water level, but the company has been able to address its supply deficit


Videos - Water shortage Angat Dam

Aug 26, 2019: ALL the Videos in the albums Water shortage e.g.:

SITREP Aug 25, 2019:

Tubig sa Angat Dam, umabot na sa 180M normal operating level
ABS-CBN News Aug 25, 2019
Madaragdagan na ang alokasyon ng tubig sa mga lugar na sineserbisyuhan ng Angat Dam matapos pumalo sa 180 meters ang lebel ng tubig nito

SITREP Jul 19, 2019:

Tubig sa Angat Dam, tumaas
ABS-CBN News Jul 19, 2019
Dahil sa pag-ulang dala ng habagat at bagyo, malaki ang itinaas ng lebel ng tubig sa Angat Dam.

SITREP Jul 15, 2019:

Angat Dam below critical level again
CNN Philippines Jul 15, 2019

More water supply interruption; Angat Dam level remains below critical
ABS-CBN News Jul 15, 2019
As of 6 a.m. of July 15, Angat Dam's water level was at 158.74 meters, below the critical level of 160 meters and "way below" the normal operating level of 180 meters.

SITREP Jul 03, 2019:

Group launches petition to block Kaliwa Dam project
ABS-CBN News Jul 7, 2019
Market Edge: A group launches a petition to stop the construction of the Kaliwa Dam project. Jonathan Magistrado reports.

Metro Manila, nearby provinces cope with 78% of usual water supply from Angat dam
'Serye ng ulan di pa sapat para mapunan ang Angat Dam

SITREP Jul 02, 2019, It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?:

It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?
Nagkakapa: With water shortage, Dumagats’ survival options are drying up
Angat Dam level slightly up, but reduced Metro Manila water allocation to stay

SITREP Jul 01, 2019:

Can 'Egay' replenish Angat, La Mesa water?
Water supply from Angat Dam may last just 3 weeks if no rain, says scientist
Holistic solution needed for PH water woes: analyst

SITREP Jun 29, 2019:

Krisis sa Tubig
Bayan Muna seeks new penalties for water concessionaires amid shortage

SITREP Jun 27, 2019:

More monsoon rains ahead as Angat Dam nears all-time low

SITREP Jun 25, 2019:

Angat Dam level may hit all-time low this week
Angat Dam water level seen to normalize in September
Water supply at distribution ng tubig, posibleng ibalik sa gobyerno
Officials: Angat Dam water level might hit all time low this week
Kakulangan ng suplay ng Maynilad, Manila Water posibleng umabot sa Agosto

SITREP Jun 24, 2019:

No end in sight for Metro Manila Waters woes
Maynilad: We have added more areas to be affected by interruptions
Manila Water: We're implementing longer water interruptions
Water supply shortage seen to affect nearly 14 million people
Metro Manila water shortage to persist as Angat supply dwindles without rains

SITREP Jun 23, 2019:

Water crisis to persist until Angat fills up again: Manila Water
ABS-CBN News Jun 23, 2019

SITREP Jun 22, 2019:

Angat Dam nasa kritikal na lebel na, alokasyon ng tubig babawasan muli
ABS-CBN News Jun 22, 2019 - 2 Videos

SITREP Jun 20-21, 2019 Angat Dam may hit the critical mark today:

Metro Manila, nearby areas to face longer water service interruptions
Angat dam water level to hit critical level today
Imus is one of the cities affected by water interruptions
Metro Manila residents face water interruptions

Manila Water announces schedule of water service interruptions
CNN Philippines Jun 18, 2019

Angat Dam needs at least 2 tropical storms to raise water level: NWRB
ABS-CBN News Jun 18, 2019

Water interruptions in Metro Manila to begin tomorrow
CNN Philippines Jun 18, 2019

Water service interruptions possible as Angat dam nears critical level
Jun 17, 2019

About the water shortage Metro Manila 18 to 25 March 2019

IMPORTANT to look too: the below articles and more about the Peaceful co-existence has been upheld to survive the altered landscape: Angat dam

Manila Water narrows supply gap
Anna Mogato July 10, 2019

Manila Water says it is drawing more supply from its treatment plant in Rizal and from deep wells, and was able to reduce its system loss

 Angat Dam again drops below critical level again
Acor Arceo July 11, 2019
The Angat Dam in Bulacan again dropped below its critical level of 160 meters and plunges to 159.93 meters as of 6 am on Thursday, July 11, amid the lack of rain in the past week.

Usual 'tough' talk: Guevarra defends Duterte warning to judges over dam projects
January 01, 2020
The justice secretary also points to a law that bans all courts, except the Supreme Court, from issuing temporary restraining orders against the government's infrastructure projects

'Last resort': Duterte pushes for Kaliwa Dam, Wawa Dam
Michael Bueza December 30, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte says people displaced by the projects will be compensated and relocated
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, December 30, pushed for the construction of the Kaliwa Dam and the Wawa Dam to end the water supply problems in Metro Manila.

Duterte to use 'extraordinary powers' to see Kaliwa Dam project through
Pia Ranada October 28, 2019
'It might create some danger or damage, but that is not my concern,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project

MWSS wants to keep deep wells open
Anna Mogato July 04, 2019
MWSS Chairman Reynaldo Velasco is proposing that deep wells remain open even after the water supply in Metro Manila and nearby areas stabilizes

Manila Water, Maynilad to still get limited supply from Angat Dam
Anna Mogato July 03, 2019
The Angat Dam's water level inches up, but the reduced allocation for concessionaires will remain until the dam is back to its minimum operating water level

Yes, it's raining, but not much over Angat Dam
Acor Arceo June 26, 2019
The Angat Dam's water level is still decreasing even after the onset of the rainy season. For consumers, this means more water interruptions.

Angat Dam plunges below critical level
Jun 22, 2019
The Angat Dam's water level drops to 159.78 meters as of 6 am on Saturday, June 22, even below the critical 160 meters

Metro Manila, Rizal face water interruptions in June 2019
June 18, 2019 - with Video
The supply that Manila Water and Maynilad are getting from the Angat Dam is reduced further, leading to water interruptions

Water interruptions likely if Angat Dam level dips further
June 17, 2019
Though the rainy season is underway, the amount of rainfall is still not enough to boost the water level of the Angat Dam
Metro Manila's water supply might be scarce in the coming weeks if there will not be enough rain to replenish the Angat Dam's supply, according to the National Water Resources Board (NWRB).

Manila Water waives minimum charge for all customers in March
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato March 26, 2019
Manila Water also announces that it will not charge its 'most severely affected' customers – those without water for 24 hours a day for a week – for the month of March

MWSS targets 99% water supply restoration by end of March
Pia Ranada March 20, 2019
Some of the last 11 barangays still suffering from water shortage are in high areas, making supply restoration there harder, says MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco

Duterte threatens to scrap Manila Water, Maynilad contracts
Pia Ranada March 20, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte scolds Manila Water and Maynilad executives and threatens to fire MWSS officials during his meeting with them in Malacañang

LIVE: Senate probes Manila Water's supply shortage
March 19, 2019 - with Video
Manila Water and government officials will face senators on Tuesday, March 19

Cardinal Tagle urges prayers for Manila’s water crisis
19 March 2019 - with Photo gallery of Manila's water crisis
In a circular, Card. Tagle has called on his faithful of Manila Archdiocese to pray for rain amidst an acute shortage of water in the capital.

LIVE: House investigates Manila Water's supply crisis
March 18, 2019 - with Video
The House of Representatives looks into the worst water crisis that struck the capital in recent history - Look all the links in the article!

The learned helplessness of our water crisis
March 18, 2019
We need strategic thinking, not magnanimous confessions of guilt. We need a solution that does not hurt the environment or hand over more power to a foreign loaner. Is China our new America?

Water crisis: government, private concessionaires and consumers all bear responsibility
Inadequate water can be countered by adequate response

Pope: World Water Day urges defense of water access
Devin Watkins 22 March 2019

Kaliwa Dam deal 'as onerous' as Chico River project
Ralf Rivas March 24, 2019
'The choice of law and the venue for disputes is once again surrendered by the Philippines in favor of China'

Campaign to stop Kaliwa Dam eyes 10 million signatures
Mavic Conde July 12, 2019
The Stop Kaliwa Dam Coalition aims to gather signatures from all over the Philippines for the petition asking President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the Kaliwa Dam project

IMPORTANT to look too:

The above Videos

New large dams onerous for Filipinos

Kaliwa and Chico Dams: More than just debt of money

IP leaders use advocacy maps to show how Kaliwa Dam will impact them
Mavic Conde July 06, 2019

Agta-Dumagat-Remontado leaders call for solidarity for their land rights through a signature campaign.
At least 5,000 IPs will be affected, along with their farms and hunting grounds.
Is it time we take a long look into conservation economy? After all, this is the gist of their call in Daraitan and Quezon: cheaper and viable alternatives to the dam.

President 'misinformed or misinforming' public about Kaliwa Dam
Mavic Conde November 15, 2019
Various groups opposing the dam project say there are viable alternatives to end Metro Manila's water shortage.
Civil society groups supporting the plight of indigenous peoples organizations in Quezon and Rizal provinces opposed to the proposed construction of the Kaliwa Dam said President Rodrigo Duterte was either "misinformed or misinforming the public."

Quezon province's IPs reject Kaliwa Dam project
Mavic Conde September 08, 2019
Five of the six cluster communities in General Nakar, Quezon province reject the project after 3 assemblies are held for all 6 clusters

Save Daraitan and Tinipak River!

WATCH: It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?
July 02, 2019 - with Video

Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level

Look the Video above in HD in the album: SITREP Jul 02, 2019

Solution to Metro Manila's water woes? More dams, says lawmaker
Ralf Rivas July 02, 2019 - with Video

Densely-populated Metro Manila is facing a water crisis unheard of in a decade, with concessionaires scheduling service interruptions to manage supply.

Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado says more dams may need to be constructed in Quezon, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan


Authorities eye Laguna Lake as Metro Manila's primary water source

CNN Philippines Aug 30, 2019
CNN Philippines talked to Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System administrator Emmanuel Salamat.
MWSS is a government agency in charge of water privatization in Metro Manila.

Kakulangan ng tubig sa Metro Manila, dahil nga ba sa El Niño?
GMA Public Affairs September 14, 2019
Bago pa man ideklara ang pagkakaroon ng El Niño mula Marso 2019, patak-patak na lang ang tubig na isinusuplay sa ilang bahagi ng Metro Manila. Ano nga ba ang tunay na dahilan ng malawakang krisis sa tubig

MWSS eyes Laguna Lake as additional water source
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato March 26, 2019
MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco says Laguna de Bay should be dredged to improve its water quality, therefore making it easier to source water

MWSS penalizes Maynilad over Las Piñas water shortage
Ralf Rivas June 29, 2019 - with Video

MWSS orders Maynilad to refund Las Piñas customers who were severely affected by the water service interruptions last May

House panel to probe water shortage
Mara Cepeda March 14, 2019

The heads of Manila Water and Maynilad, chiefs of government agencies involved in water supply, and mayors of affected cities are being invited to the hearing

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Water Supply - Sanitation - Etc.

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RA 9275 Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004

Look the RA 9275 IRR HERE


Presidential Decree - PD 856

Look the IRR HERE

PD 856

Code on Sanitation of the Philippines

by Jinky Rose Ricasio, Nurse at Rural Health Unit

Look it as pdf HERE or as Video

Water supply and sanitation in the Philippines

Local Water Utilities Administration, LWUA

above Philippine Association of Water Districts, PAWD

Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes
January 03, 2017
The Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon-hit community to improve water safety in typhoon-hit communities.
Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas
by David Lozada September 11, 2016

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Water and Sanitation programs

Look descriptions on the videos
Improving sanitation and hygiene in schools
Oct 14, 2015
UNICEF is working with the Department of Education, through the Essential Health Care Program, in improving sanitation and hygiene practices in schools.
Watch the story of Jeraldo Ortiz Jr., a student in Masbate, Philippines, and learn why he and other children his age wants to have clean hands
Improving access to water, sanitation - hygiene in Masbate
Oct 14, 2015
Who would have thought that a province surrounded by water would have problems in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)? Such is the case in Masbate, one of the provinces in the Philippines with the lowest access to WASH.
UNICEF Philippines is working with the government to be able to help people to help themselves by forming sustainable WASH behaviors and empowering local governments to provide equitable WASH services to communities
WaSH Project in Maguindanao
Oct 21, 2015
Documentary video of Province of Maguindanao in relation to WaSH Project in partnership with A Single Drop for Safe Water, Inc funded by UNICEF
Manila Water (Filipino/English)
Nov 25, 2015
Ever wondered how water is treated to become potable right from the tap? Or how wastewater is treated before it flows back to our river system?
Now, you can learn the wonders of water with Manila Water’s Lakbayan or Water Trail program! From the Filipino word "lakbay" (journey), Lakbayan takes you on a unique journey to gain a clearer understanding of the importance of using water wisely, the urgency of reviving our rivers and the need to protect our watersheds and the environment. Look also HERE

The state of water resources in the Philippines

Water Supply and Sanitation Sector
Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map

Water Supply and Sanitation in the Philippines

Turning Finance into Services for the Future

Sanitation -  Restrooms - Etc.

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COA calls out Iloilo gov't on poor implementation of toilet project
June 16, 2017

The Commission on Audit says some of the toilet bowls did not go to the intended beneficiaries, while others remained in their original packaging 3 years after the project was launched.

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school
Ana P. Santos May 20, 2016

For many women and girls, who do not have access to proper toilets and clean water, menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing.


in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy - Etc.

All-gender restrooms, sagot kontra diskriminasyon?
GMA Public Affairs September 14, 2019

Naging mainit na usapin ang diumano diskriminasyon sa transwoman na si Gretchen Diez nang hindi siya pinagamit ng pambabaeng palikuran sa isang mall sa Quezon City. Isa na nga bang solusyon ang pagkakaroon ng all-gender restrooms para maiwasan ang diskriminasyon sa LGBTQ+ community

SM Malls To Build All-Gender Restrooms
August 14, 2019

SM Malls, the largest conglomerate of shopping malls in the Philippines, is taking the lead in ending LGBT discrimination in the country.
It has announced that it will convert all its public restrooms into “all-gender” restrooms.

Restroom for all: a gender neutral design
Arch. Ken Enriquez Philippine Daily Inquirer August 31, 2019
Boys wear blue and girls wear pink. This has been the general expectation on how the society wants to see people dressed. But times are changing and the societal and cultural views are evolving.

QC City Hall installs all-gender signs in restroom
Katrina Hallare August 24, 2019

Philippine Ports Authority to set up 'all gender' restrooms in seaport terminals
August 20, 2019
Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago says the facilities will be completed and usable by the end of August

Ateneo Isn’t The First to Install Gender-Neutral Restrooms Towards Inclusivity
Esquire Philippines Mar 28, 2018
The discussion about LGBTQ rights with regards to public restroom policies were sparked anew when it was announced last week that Ateneo de Manila installed all-gender restrooms across its campus.
These new restrooms are part of Ateneo’s “effort to create an environment of inclusivity.”

Safe Water to All

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The Philippine water situation

‘Drink your turbid water,’ consumers dare Maynilad Jul 18, 2019
Consumers challenged Maynilad officials to drink the turbid water tapped from their faucets as they lamented what they called as poor service from the water concessionaire.
'Islang Uhaw'
GMA Public Affairs Apr 8, 2019
Cobrador Island lies on the northern tip of the Province of Romblon. Behind the beauty and serenity of this island, lies an age-old problem of the island’s residents—the lack of potable water.
Out of 7 sitios, there are only 9 sources of water for the 1,000 residents. In one part of the island, an old well and an equally old artesian well are the main sources of fresh water, disregarding the yellowish color, metallic taste, and sometimes, saltiness of its quality.
Look the FULL description in Tagalog and English
Paraisong Uhaw
Jul 8, 2017
In a country where modernization is fast approaching, there are still several parts in the Philippines where modernization is something their residents would clamor for. If water supply is always accessible for most Filipinos, in Masbate, its residents would dig deep into the ground just to look for possible supply of water that would quench their livings filled with hunger
‘Bayang Uhaw’ - Parched Land, English subtitles
Aug 18, 2016
The video entitled ‘Bayang Uhaw’ features ‘the water scarcity in some areas in the country.’
Kahit napapaligiran ang ating bansa ng katubigan, meron pa ring mga lugar dito sa atin na uhaw sa biyaya ng malinis na tubig.
Binisita ni Kara David ang Brgy. Muti sa Zamboanga City, sinundan ng Sitio Lunasan sa Jimalalud, Negros Oriental; at ang bayan ng Marilao sa Bulacan upang alamin ang mga hinaing ng mga tao rito hinggil sa supply ng tubig sa kanilang mga lugar
Joana Bacallo's crusade for clean water
May 24, 2016
A flight attendant/social entrepreneur, Joana Bacallo talks about Agua Pura, a foundation borne out of her advocacy to make clean water accessible to remote areas.
Saan kumukuha ng malinis na tubig ang mga taga-Sitangkai?
Ilang residente sa Sitangkai, umaasa sa ulan para may mainom na tubig
Mapagkukunan ng malinis na tubig, kalbaryo para sa mga residente ng Sitangkai, Tawi-tawi

Sitangkai is a first class municipality where people enjoy the abundance of the sea. But this waterworld community is also waterless. Residents pay a steep price for fresh water supply sourced from adjacent islands or from the main island of Bongao which can be reached five hours by boat. Alas, for those who could not afford to pay for fresh water, they pray for rain to come.
Look the full description in English and Filipino languages
Filipina flight attendant fights for access to potable water
Kim Rojas May 26, 2016

Ako Bicol to allocate P200 million for waterless areas in Bicol
Rhaydz B. Barcia August 26, 2019

Level 2 water systems will be put up in 24 waterless communities, many of them in Albay, which Rappler reported had gone waterless for 7 months in 2019

Water as precious as gold in Bukidnon
Crislyn Felisilda March 22, 2016

In remote places like Bgy. Butong, risks associated with the lack of access to water are more pronounced because of the drought

A thirsty world and the PH water problem
Fritzie Rodriguez June 25, 2014, September 01, 2015

Unsafe water kills more people than wars each year. Have you ever thought of how many people lack access to toilets and safe drinking water?


Promoting water and sanitation access, integrity, empowerment, rights and resiliency.

While 84.4% of families have access to safe water, around 56.9%of households do not treat their water. Substantial numbers of people suffer water scarcity and access to basic sanitation.

Biosand Philippines and Surge Create “Clean Water for Life”

More than 54 million Filipinos need access to safe, clean, potable water. Our partnership which started in May 2015, with Biosand Philippines is helping to reduce this number to zero. We are currently working in the villages of Carmen and Cadalian in Mindanao, Philippines, to help distribute biosand water filters to eligible families.

the Video


Safe Water to ALL

Poor water quality has large economic and quality of life costs, in terms of health impacts and foregone revenues. According to the Philippine government's monitoring data, just over 36 percent of the country's river systems are classified as sources of public water supply and that up to 58 percent of groundwater sampled is contaminated with coliform and needs treatment. Approximately 31 percent of illnesses monitored for a five-year period were also caused by water-borne sources, and many areas are experiencing a shortage of water supply, during the dry season.


Instilling Water Integrity in Sibagat

Celebrating the award winning anti-corruption project on water governance, wherein citizens from Sibagat were trained to monitor the Public Finance processes of water projects to mitigate corruption and instil integrity. We hope that other provinces replicate this initiative and join the fight against corruption! Jun 27, 2013.


Bringing Safe Water to All, 7 albums:

Water Quality
Hukay - Pihit


Safe and Clean Water for the Poor and by the Poor:
4 videos with no descriptions - the subjects tell all


Clean water for Marcelo and Buhisan
Look the full descriptions on the videos


Bohol to start having potable water
Dec 5, 2018
The province of Bohol is a known sanctuary of the Philippine tarsier and home of the famous Chocolate Hills found in the Municipality of Carmen.
But unknown to many is its pressing concern on the lack of clean, safe, and potable source of water.

How safe is your drinking water?
Jason Tulio Aug 14, 2015

Purchasing water is no guarantee that what you’re drinking is safe!
Water refilling stations are required by law to adhere to the Department of Health (DOH) Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Sanitation Code of the Philippines, stipulated in Presidential Decree 856.

Water hygiene 101: What every consumer needs to know
Jason Tulio November 11, 2015

Vigilance on water hygiene is an ongoing crusade for every consumer. Pure, clean water is essential to the human body: it protects our organs and tissues, carries nutrients from oxygen to our cells and regulates our body temperature.
If you allot a part of your family’s budget to the regular purchase of bottled or refilled water, you need to know the full story behind each liter.


Saving the Benguet Watersheds for Water

funded by the European Union and implemented in Benguet Province. The project sites are: Tublay (Ambassador); Bokod (Poblacion); Atok (Poblacion); Kibungan (Sagpat); Buguias (Tuba) and Sablan (Banangan).

Look the full description of the video HERE

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God Bless you & Many regards
"A Balikbayan family"

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