Ilang laruan na umano’y may nakalalasong kemikal, ibinebenta sa labas ng mga public schools
admin • June 11, 2013 • 6950
Ang ilan sa mga toxic na lalurang ibinebenta sa paligid ng mga pampublikong paraalan ayon sa Ecowaste Coalition. (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — Muling nanawagan ang Ecowaste Coalition sa publiko na huwag bumili ng mga laruan na nagtataglay ng nakalalasong kemikal na ibinibenta sa labas ng ilang mga pampublikong paaralan.
Sa pag-iinspeksyon ng ilang environmental at health watchdogs, napag-alamang positibo sa nakalalasong kemikal ang ilang laruan na ipinagbibili mula sa 38 paaralan partikular sa lungsod ng Caloocan, Makati, Malabon, Manila, Pasay, Quezon at Taguig.
Ayon sa Ecowaste Coalition, karamihan sa mga laruan ay positibo sa kemikal na lead, mercury, antimony at iba pang nakalalasong kemikal na mapanganib sa kalusugan lalo na sa mga bata.
Pangunahing sinisira ng lead ang utak at nagpapahina sa intelligence quotient ng isang tao; habang ang mercury naman ay maaring magdulot ng neurological at behavioral disorder.
Nanawagan naman ang Ecowaste sa mga tindera na itigil na ang pagtitinda ng mga ganitong uri ng mga laruan na nakasasama sa kalusugan ng mga bata. (Cecille Bodena, UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines – Local authorities of the Philippine capital will be filing charges against an SUV driver who dragged a traffic law enforcer holding on to his vehicle along Laong-Laan in Sta. Cruz when apprehended for disregarding lane marking.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso scolded the errant driver, identified as Orlando Ricardo Jr., 54, who was put behind bars after he was nabbed following the incident.
Reports said that a Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) enforcer named Adrian Lim was left injured after he held onto Ricardo’s vehicle along the streets of Samploc and Sta. Cruz in Manila on Saturday.
CCTV footage showed Lim hanging onto a speeding and swerving gray SUV until he fell off near Laong-Laan road. He was brought to a hospital by responding first aid providers from the Philippine Red Cross.
Ricardo was apprehended by authorities along Oroquieta and Tayuman streets.
Mayor Isko said the driver had “criminal intent” to harm the traffic law enforcer.
“May criminal intent. Nakita ko (sa CCTV footage) winawasiwas niya,” he said.
“Mas mahal pa ibabayad niya sa abogado niya. Pero sa P500 kaya niyang pumatay ng isang enforcer,” Domagoso said referring to the penalty of a traffic law violation committed by Ricardo.
Meanwhile, Mayor Isko commended Lim’s dedication to his job.
The victim, who sustained several injuries, has been discharged from the hospital after undergoing medical examination.
Ricardo, who is currently detained at the Manila Police District Station 3, has denied allegations he also punched Lim, and that he was in possession of a gun during the incident.
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari has lauded Manila Mayor Isko Moreno for his plan to build a Muslim cemetery in Manila by 2020.
During their meeting on Friday (November 15), Misuari expressed his gratitude for giving importance to the Muslim community when it comes to burial practices.
“It is extraordinary and magnificent,” he said.
According to Moreno, he considered building a Muslim cemetery because Muslims who died would have to be transported to burial places either in Bulacan, Taguig, or in Mindanao due to the lack of Muslim cemeteries in Manila.
“When I came in sabi ko ‘Bakit ganoon? Mayroon tayong Filipino cemetery. Mayroon tayong Chinese Cemetery. Bakit wala tayong Muslim cemetery?’ (I said, ‘Why is it that we have a Filipino and Chinese cemetery but not have a Muslim cemetery?’),” he said.
The planned Muslim cemetery will have its own entry gate and washing building.
“It’s done next year. This one, considered it done. We are just waiting for the funding,” Domagoso told Misuari.—AAC
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