Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 21 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2010/11/11

"Good Air Quality" ADB rating of Metro-Manila, testimony to public-private partnership for environmental protection

Manila (11 November) -- Senator Loren Legarda said the "good air quality" rating which the city of Manila received during the pilot test of the Clean Air Scorecard of the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Air Initiatives For Asian Cities during the three day Better Air Quality Conference in Singapore may be an indication that the efforts being undertaken by the agencies of government hand in hand with private sector participation in combating air pollution is seeing fruition.

"This is welcome good news. It translates to improved health conditions for the residents of Manila, particularly the marginalized sector who are most exposed to pollution."

The other cities with "good" clean air score aside from Manila are Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta and Jinan.

The Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change cited that a few months ago the quality of air in Metro-Manila had been classified as deteriorating amid reports that the Land Transportation Office, under the Department of Transportation and Communication, has been remiss in its duties in conducting emission testing of buses as there are allegations that buses are not physically subjected to the tests but merely pay a certain amount in exchange for the issuance of the vehicle registration.

"Earlier, the DENR issued a warning that 80% of the pollution in the country is caused by vehicles, especially public utility vehicles like buses, jeepneys, and tricycles, so I filed Resolution No. 138 which calls for an inquiry on the alleged selective emission testing of vehicles in the country."

"Cleaning our air must be a consistent and continuous collaboration of efforts. Everyone is responsible, "Legarda concluded. (Office of Senator Loren Legarda/PIA-Caraga) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»Tagalog News: PNoy, tutulak patungong Japan ngayong araw
»Tagalog News: 43 MSMEs ng Central Luzon lalahok sa 5th OTOP Luzon Island Fair
»PNoy declares November 16 as national holiday
»11 Pinoy victims of human trafficking in US provided assistance, says DOLE
»Filipino bamboo bike builder, 43; world entrepreneurs mourn loss
»Senate receives budget bill from House
»Tagalog News: DFA nagbabala sa modus ng pagnanakaw ng mga turistang Pilipino sa Macau
»Feature: Tacloban commercially manufactures traditional herbal medicines
»Feature: PITAHC herbal plant in Eastern Visayas, a medical tourism destination
»PNoy leaves for Japan to attend APEC summit
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines