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Baguio Mayor Wins Merchants Over to Biodegradable Bags

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan is proud of his beautiful city, high in the Philippine Cordillera on northern Luzon island, so he is putting his political muscle behind the city’s anti-plastic ordinance. Nestled high in the mountains, Baguio survived a killer earthquake in…

Philippine Industry Ad: Plastic Bag Bans Don’t Protect Environment

MANILA, Philippines, August 31, 2012 (ENS) – Faced with a growing number of local governments imposing plastic bag bans, 14 industry groups today took out a full-page ad in three major daily newspapers to tell the public that bans on plastic bags fail to protect the environment. Instead, the groups,…

Plastic Bag Ban Map of Philippines

See each city plotted on map of Philippines. Tingnan ang Plastic Ban Map sa mas malaking mapa  See Plastic Ban Map in a larger map by clicking highlighted link.The larger map also list all cities with a plastic bag ban including Pasay City, Albay Province, and Las Pinas. This map…

Pasay City, Philippines Implements Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic Bags Banned Last Year Manila, Philippines, Aug. 27, 2012, Plastic Bag Ban Report – The Philippine News Agency reported Monday that Pasay City, a Metro Manila municipality, will implement its ban on plastic bags starting in September. The city government passed City Ordinance No. 4647, s. 2011 last September…

Albay Province, Philippines Prohibits Plastic Bags

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines, June 1, 2012 (ENS) – As of June 1, commercial establishments across the province of Albay are forbidden to use plastic bags, styrofoam and other synthetic materials as packaging for goods sold to the public. Located in the Bicol Region on southeastern Luzon island, Albay is…

Las Pinas, Philippines Bans Plastic Bags

Plastic-Free City Las Piñas, one of the largest cities in the Philippines with a population of just over 500,000(1), will prohibit the use and distribution of plastic bags. The ‘Plastic Bag Regulation Ordinance’ was passed on September 15, 2011. The ordinance also bans the usage of polystyrene foam. Section 3…

Sen. Legarda Commends Approval of Plastic Bag Regulation Act of 2011

Senator Legarda introduced her own bill, SB 2759, on March 29, 2011 to ban plastic bags. “Now that the House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading their version of the bill banning non-biodegradable plastic bags, I call on my colleagues in the Senate to speed up work…

Philippines House of Representatives Vote To Regulate Plastic Bags

The Philippines, Aug. 31, 2011 (PBBR) – The Plastic Bag Regulation Act of 2011 has been approved by the House of Representatives of the 15th Congress of the Philippines.  The measure, House Bill 4840, will regulate the use of plastic bags and also create a plastic bag recovery system. “The…

Phillipines’ Legarda Files Total Plastic Bag Ban Act

Sen. Loren Legarda has filed Senate Bill 2759, the Total Plastic Bag Ban Act of 2011 in the Phillipines. Sen. Legarda, a dedicated environmentalist, and currently Chairwoman of the Climate Change Oversight Committee of the Senate, has co-authored several laws on environmental protection. Sen. Legarda was a strong supporter for…