In the late 1970’s, the National Pollution Control Commission with Brig. Gen. Guillermo Pecache as commissioner, envisioned a body to help the government in pollution control and environmental protection and to serve as an effective communication link between industry and government. On July 15, 1980, the National Pollution Control Commission sponsored the commemoration of “World Environmental Day”. During the conference, the participants reached the consensus that the Philippines needs a strong body for the preservation and maintenance of clean environment. This served a catalyst for further activities in line the with vision of the National Pollution Control Commission. The participants were divided into fifteen different industries and one representative from each industry was elected to the board of directors. The election was chaired by no other than Engr. Pedro Viray, then Chief Pollution Control Division, of the NPCC. The elected board of directors were inducted into office by Brig. Gen. Guillermo Pecache on the same day. The fifteen directors representing each group of industry were the following:
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