Manila, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau- National Capital Region headed by its Regional Director, Atty. Domingo M. Clemente, Jr. And Environmental Monitoring & Enforcement Division Chief, Engr. Jean Borromeo formally turned-over a Teledyne T640 Particulate Matter (PM) Analyzer, a modern real-time air monitoring station through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the City of Manila represented by Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, and DPS Director Mr. Kenneth Amurao on July 16, 2020 at the Mehan Garden in Manila.

EMB NCR is the lead agency that implements and enforce RA8749 otherwise known as the “Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999” and the City of Manila is an active member of the NCR Airshed Governing Board Technical Working Group (TWG) 2 on Advocacy to Create Public Awareness and Elicit Commitment and Participation.

Since air pollution has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the leading environmental risks in the world, the installation and operation of PM analyzers will help us better understand and improve our air quality. The data generated will help our us especially the Local Chief Executives, action partners and decision-makers craft policies that will improve the air quality in a locality thus, enhance quality of life. Recognizing the important role of each means that we recognize that we cannot do it alone but together we can make things happen not just for this generation but for the sake of generations to come.