Davao City Councilor Louie John Bonguyan

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Archive for January 2008

The Use of Reusable Bags in Groceries and Supermarkets

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January 15, 2008}

In June 7, 2007 a popular chain of supermarkets launched the campaign in Metro Manila aimed towards encouraging shoppers to use reusable bags when buying groceries. The campaign consisted of distributed reusable cloth bags that their shoppers can use when they shop. The campaign has earned praise and recommendation from various sectors for its simple but sustainable effort in reducing the amount of plastic bags used in shopping. Some of the participating supermarkets even charge a fee for their plastic bags to encourage their shoppers to use the reusable bags. The chain of supermarkets is only one of the handful establishments in Metro Manila to have this kind of campaign. Some local bag makers have even designed and sell their own reusable shopping bags that have become a fad among shoppers in Metro Manila. The chain’s Davao City branch is also part of the campaign and is also distributing reusable bags to local shoppers.

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January 16, 2008 at 9:14 am

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Manila Times: Nobody cares for the elderly anymore

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A Manila Times’ Special Report declares that “Nobody cares for the elderly anymore.” The report asks:

How can the senior citizens of the Philippines be a pitiful lot, when there is an Expanded Senior Citizens Act?

It asserts that changed moral values is the main culprit for problems faced by the Filipino elderly. Businesses see the Expanded Senior Citizens Act as being bad for business.

Read here for more on the special report.

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January 13, 2008 at 11:44 am

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