Senate President Franklin M. Drilon today said that Filipino students will benefit the most from a wave of social service measures passed by Congress over the past year.
Since the 16th Congress convened in July 2013, the Senate has passed 44 proposed measures of national importance - of which 17 became laws in 2014 and four in 2013.
In this electronic age, new shiny gadgets and gizmos top our Christmas wish lists to replace our old and not-as-shiny-but-still-functional ones.
Consequently, our high demand for new electronics increases our generation of electronic waste or e-waste.
Discarded computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment device electronics, mobile phones, television sets, and refrigerators are all considered e-waste whether it is working or not.
In the Philippines alone, the United Nations University StEP-initiative reported that the country generated 244 metric killotonnes of e-waste in 20123. Many of these devices contain toxic metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, selenium) and can stream into our environment if not managed properly.
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