The Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) held at its offices on 29 Jan. 2013 a meeting of all stakeholders to present a draft of the guidelines for the Lighting Industry Waste Management. This is to address the problem of toxic wastes inherent in fluorescent bulbs especially for Efficient Fluorescent Lamps (EFLs) which is promoted to save on energy. Mercury in these lamps when leaked out causes grave danger to lives and the environment. It is the objective of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) to make sure that a process of collection and proper disposal for used lamps is in place.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
On 24 Jan. 2013, PAGASA held its 1st Quarter General Meeting at Hotel Astoria Plaza. It was hosted by ICS Universal Transfer. State of the local industry was discussed together with the latest trends and developments both from the government sector as well as suppliers. Fortunate for the participants that evening, Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III was hosting his birthday celebration in the same hotel; thus, the opportunity to have a picture taken with him (center, on STC's right).
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
PAGASA Pres. Steven Cua was invited on 1-9-13 as guest on PTV-4’s 1 & ½-hour Special Forum on THE SIN TAX REFORM LAW. He was invited to discuss
how the Bill has affected supply and prices of tobacco and liquor prior to and after its passing into law effective 1 Jan. 2013. Other guests are Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares, Dept. of Health Usec. Teodoro Herbosa, MD, Atty. Johannes “Joey” Bernabe, a bar operator and two cigarette vendors.