QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region through Ambient Air Unit and Ambient Water Unit conducted an Executive Committee and LGUs back-to-back meeting on November 22-24, 2022, at Cocoon Hotel, Quezon City.

Ambient Air Unit conducted an NCR Airshed Governing Board Execom and Local Government Units meeting, presided by the welcome remarks of Engr. Jean Borromeo, Chief of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division.

The activity aims to tackle Hybrid Air Quality monitoring, which Ms. Everlyn Tamayo-Araneta of CAI Asia discussed. She emphasized the importance of accurate Air Quality monitoring data. Also, to finalize and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on data sharing of Ambient Air quality monitoring within DENR EMB-NCR together with the NCR Airshed and update NCR Airshed GB Action Plan Mainstreaming GAD Budgeting system with a resolution adopting and approving the revised Action plan and access the result for censors against reference analyzer.

Subsequently, Water Air Unit held a year-end assessment and general assembly of the three (3) NCR WQMAs – San Juan River System, MANATUTI, and Las Piñas-Parañaque River System.

GAD lens approach and workshop in WQMA, Presentation of Pollution Load result, LGU compliance scheme report and MOV requirements, and Introduction of Design improvement and fabrication of Water Hyacinth Harvester/Floating Solid waste collector, were discussed in the said meeting.


Upper left: Engr. Borromeo during her opening message.
Upper right: Ms. Cayabyab presenting the GAD mainstreaming to the newly attendees.
Lower photo: participants during the GAD Action Plan Mainstreaming activity per WQMA.
Upper left, right and lower left photo: Presentors during the presentation of their resolution to adopt GAD in each Technical Working Group of airshed governing Board.
Lower right: Engr. Quides presiding the finalization of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on data sharing of Ambient Air quality monitoring
Upper left: Engr. Borromeo gave her welcome remarks,
Upper right: Ms. Tamayo discussing the Hybrid Air Quality monitoring
Lower left: Ms. Cayabyab presenting the mainstreaming of GAD ,
Lower right: Mr. Pineda Jr.,President, Partnership for Clean Air and Co- Chair, NCR Airshed GB.
sharing his insights in the Hybrid Air Quality monitoring discussion
Photos during the WAQMA meeting