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Choose LED types if you’re buying new Christmas lights


As the annual observance of Consumer Month draws to a close, I hope people will not forget information on wise energy consumption, as stressed in this year’s theme, “Sapat na Impormasyon: Susi sa Wastong Paggamit ng Enerhiya” (sufficient information is key to wise energy use).”

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Online petition raises alarm on ‘unhealthy’ products


Before the recent University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) basketball finals in which National University emerged as champion, Arvin Maceda, who identifies himself as a student of the University of the Philippines Manila and an intern of the nongovernment organization Health Justice, launched a petition through the website change.org to encourage the league’s stars to join the anti-smoking campaign.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Aren’t violations supposed to be penalized?


Many people—this writer included—do not understand why drivers of public utility vehicles are opposing higher penalties for traffic violations.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Consumers can expect more energy-efficient ‘tools’


The United Nations Environment Program (Unep) hopes to speed up the shift to more energy-efficient appliances and equipment. The Efficient Appliances and Equipment Partnership is expected to reduce global energy demand by at least 10 percent and slow climate change, improve access to energy and save the world $350 billion annually in energy costs.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

10 ways to save our seas


Last Saturday was International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day. All over the country, various groups cleaned up our seas and shores.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »