SM rolls out E-Waste Collection Program

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Every year, the world produces more electronic waste (e-waste) than the last due to advancements in technology that shorten the average life spans of gadgets and electronics. According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report, the world generated about 53.6 million metric tons (Mt) of e-waste in 2019, a 21-percent jump from 44.4 Mt in 2014. It is projected to increase to 74.7 Mt. by 2030. What makes e-waste worse compared to most other types of waste is that, if not correctly disposed of, it can release dangerous chemicals like lead, mercury, and lithium, which are toxic to the environment, most especially to humans. Exposure to these chemicals can lead to life-threatening complications such as poisoning, immune system disorders, and even cancer, to name a few. Hence, it is essential to dispose of e-waste responsibly and in an organized manner. Not only will this help ensure human safety and health, but it will also help minimize the negative impact of its disposal on the environment.

Sirenna Rivera shining tru in Australian Transgender pageant.

Sirenna Rivera in her winning costume.
Another Palawena Transexual recently made a buzz in down under, the former Miss Gay El Nido 2015 is now the first runner up of Miss Transexual Australia International held last Jan 27, 2018 at St. Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia. The said pageant is on its 9th year, there are 12 candidates coming from Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Philippines.
Serinna Rivera, 27 year old is born in Baguio but grow up in the beautiful town of El Nido, in which her family own Las Cabanas resort, she study high school at Fulbright College in Puerto Princesa City. Early 2016 she move to Australia to further her study along with her Aussie fiancé. 
It is the second time that Serinna join the Miss Transexual Australia, this is after her much coveted winning as first runner up in Ms.Mardi Gras International 2017 in Sydney, she represent White Ribbon, an organization that help women who are victims of domestic violence. This is her 22nd time in joining gay/transgender pageant.
Aside from being first runner up, Serinna also take home Best in Costume to which the prizes goes to her chosen charity. There are two more Filipina Trans join in this year’s contest, Michelle Montecarlo take home 3rd runner up while Michelle Binas didn’t make it.  Serrina is now preparing for another international pageant come October of this year.  (Photos from Serinna's FB account)

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