What air quality monitoring can do for bike commuters [The Inkline]

2023-10-06T16:17:02+08:0023 Sep 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

by Mavic Conde | Sept 22, 2023| Published by The Inkline | READ THE STORY HERE At one o’clock in the afternoon, Joshua Agar parked along Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, a long stretch of road in the most populous city in the Philippines. He was cycling from his hometown in Cavite, about 16 miles [...]

Poor air quality increases TB risk among the vulnerable [BusinessWorld]

2022-09-12T12:04:41+08:0007 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

AIR POLLUTION has an unequal impact on health, with the most vulnerable people bearing the brunt of its ill effects, according to Greenpeace. In a report released on Sept. 1, the independent global campaigning network said that socioeconomic deprivation increases an individual’s vulnerability to air pollution and chronic health conditions.

‘PHL needs green, sustainable recovery’

2021-12-06T10:04:31+08:0006 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Rizal Raoul Reyes | December 5, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE Although it is a Third World country, the Philippines can still play an important role in the global effort in the fight against climate change. It can choose a different approach, which underscores its relevance to the long-suffering working [...]

Killer air

2021-12-16T12:11:06+08:0005 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , |

December 5, 2021 | Editorial published by Philippine Daily Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE A week into the initial COVID-19 lockdown in March last year, residents of Metro Manila, the country’s economic hub, looked out of their windows and saw clear, blue skies and pronounced skylines they hadn’t seen in decades. With people locked inside [...]

Pollution costs P4.5 trillion, 66,000 lives every year

2021-11-12T19:04:25+08:0012 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Krixia Subingsubing | November 12, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — In a year, air pollution is costing the Philippines P4.5 trillion and causing tens of thousands of deaths, according to a new report assessing air quality since the implementation of the Clean Air Act 20 years [...]

Clean air advocates say updates required for PHL air quality norms

2021-11-12T18:39:52+08:0012 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

November 10, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE Air quality standards are falling behind international norms, with the two-decade-old Clean Air Act not up to the task of minimizing untimely death as a result of substandard air, clean air advocates said in a report. The Centre for Research on Energy and [...]

Implement Clean Air Act, raise air quality standards vs. pandemic – experts

2021-10-18T16:07:32+08:0014 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 14 October 2021 -- Experts today called on the government to implement the Clean Air Act with a “higher sense of urgency” in keeping with the latest air quality guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Air quality advocates said the standards need to be raised drastically as air pollution is the leading [...]

Legarda: Ensure implementation of Clean Air Act, new WHO air pollution standards

2021-09-23T16:40:31+08:0023 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

September 23, 2021 | Published by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, 23 September 2021 — Three-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda welcomed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) release yesterday of new outdoor air pollutions standards and called for a stronger implementation of the Philippine Clean Air Act (Republic Act [...]

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