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Zamboanga Sibugay town sees trash solution in waste-to-energy technology

With their open dumpsite closed down, several Zamboanga Sibugay towns look to waste-to-energy (WTE) technology to solve their worsening solid waste disposal problem, but an environmental group is frowning upon this approach.

Authorities urged to keep candy cigarettes off the market

Civil society groups today denounced the unethical sale of candy products mimicking the appearance of a cigarette stick, as well as the names and packaging of cigarette brands, which subliminally encourage young children to smoke.

IATF signals start of COVID-19 inoculation for minors

The Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) signals the pilot COVID-19 vaccination for minors starting October 15, Palace official said.

Public urged to watch out for skin whitening laced with mercury

A toxics watchdog group warned the consumers to be wary of false, misleading or deceptive product claims of chemical skin whiteners cosmetics proliferating in the market.

Four in a car found unconscious, doctors say due to freon inhallation

Four persons nearly died of prolonged Freon refrigerant inhalation due to a defective car air-conditioner in a peculiar incident Monday in Montawal town in Maguindanao.

Councilor, mayor among Tacurong City COVID-19 deaths

An incumbent city councilor succumbed to COVID-19 here Monday, barely three months after the mayor died of the disease.

Not-for-profit organization donates 20 tanks of medical oxygen to South Cotabato government

The South Cotabato provincial government received 20 oxygen tanks from the Pitmaster Foundation, Inc.  as capacity-building support to boost its emergency response capability.

Having hard time from telling good eggs from bad? Here’s how.

Do you have a hard time to know if the egg is good or bad? It may sound ridiculous to you. But it matters a lot to determine if it is already past its best before date.

IATF wants voters’ registration in Lanao del Sur suspended

The local Inter-agency Task Force COVID-19 in Malabang, Lanao del Sur have urged municipal election officer Samirah Omar to suspend the listing of new voters to avert the rise of coronavirus infections in the area.

Governor laments lack of vaccine as Zamboanga Sibugay braces for COVID-19 surge

Gov. Wilter Palma, during the virtual meeting of the provincial pandemic task force Thursday, said the solution to the “rising cases of COVID-19  is vaccination” over stricter community quarantine. (Photo courtesy: Darwin Dalisay) ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY Gov. Wilter Palma wants to…