Iloilo City declared Clean Air City, Espinosa named Clean Air Champion

Consistent in instituting, implementing, and sustaining policies and programs to eliminate air pollution, Iloilo City has been awarded as Clean Air City 2017, Mayor Jose Espinosa III as Clean Air Champion by Clean Air Philippines Movement Inc. (CAPMI) at Iloilo Convention Center, November 29, 2017.

“This is a reward for the effort that our city has done to improve the air quality. Obviously, Iloilo is getting more progressive but we should not forget to take care of our environment. Since I started as a City Councilor, keeping the environment clean and safe for the public has been my primary goal. I assure the Ilonggos that we will do our best to keep the title and sustain the programs that we started,” stressed Espinosa.

Among the special guests who graced the event were Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu , Environmental Management Burueau EMB) Director Mertodio Turbella, EMB Region 6 Sophie T. Manuel, Ph.D., CESE, and Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Dr. Gerardo Bayugo.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Dr. Michael Aragon, CAPMI Chairman presented the award and certificate to City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Head Engr. Noel Hechanova and Mayor Jose Espinosa III.

“Now that we finally got the title, we will make sure that we can pass the Clean Air Ordinance for the City of Iloilo. I believe that one of the factors that made us win is that we are the only city with complete Emission Inventory, both for air pollutants and greenhouse gas. We are also one of the few cities with Clean Air and Greenhouse Reduction Plan. These are our edges among all cities in the Philippines,” said Engr. Hechanova.

Three smoke belching machines from DENR were also turned over to the city government during the activity. These machines will be used for vehicles’ emission testing.

About Iloilo Today

News and Media Blog in Iloilo City, Philippines.

View all posts by Iloilo Today →

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.