November as Philippine Clean Air Month

November as Philippine Clean Air Month underscores the urgency for a collective action to clean the air, with the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as the lead agency.

November has been declared as the Clean Air Month through Presidential Proclamation No. 1101 issued in 1997. This brings to fore the issues and concerns and the solutions to the growing problem of air pollution in the country today, especially in the urban cities.

Clean Air Month comes in a most opportune time as it provides the chance to strengthen advocacies particularly on the adjustment of fuel quality specifications on aromatics and benzene, on the mandatory emission testing prior to registration of vehicles, among others.

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