News Bulletin

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Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Plastic Wastes Management

Plastic waste is one of the major problems locally and globally. As a matter of fact, in a 2015 report on plastic pollution by the Ocean Conservancy charity and the McKinsey Centre for Business and Environment ranked the Philippines as the third-largest source of discarded plastic that ends up in the ocean, behind two other […]

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Toxic and Hazardous Waste- Mercury Management

  The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has included Toxic and Hazardous Waste- Mercury Management in its priority areas in 2021. According to PCIEERD, they intend to create research and development plan on how to address issues in the Minamata […]

PCAPI NATIONAL VISITS PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN

Hon. Mayor Lucilo Bayron graciously welcomed and accommodated the PCAPI National and PCAPI MIMAROPA team as he shared with us the City’s upcoming innovations.

PCAPI NATIONAL IN COORDINATION WITH PHILIPPINE RED CROSS FOR TAAL RELIEF OPERATIONS

PCAPI in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross – National Headquarters was able to send out relief items to the victims of the natural calamity.

2019 PCAPI National Thanksgiving and Christmas Party

     The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National held its Thanksgiving & Christmas Party for this year last December 12, 2019 at The Charter House Inc. The party was attended by our dear guests from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR): Asec. Jesus Enrico “Rico” Moises B. Salazar, ARD Eva C. […]

PCAPI National Visits New EMB Director

The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National had a courtesy visit to the new EMB Director last December 12, 2019. Dir. Engr. William Cuñado graciously received the Officers and Advisers of PCAPI National led by President Engr. Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle. The new EMB-Director was very enthusiastic in discussing the future programs of […]

PCAPI National Meets PCAPI RIV-B MIMAROPA Chapter

The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National represented by PCAPI Nationa President Engr. Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle together with VP for External Affairs Jeremiah Dwight C. Sebastian and VP for Chapter Development Engr. Fernando R. Ramos attended the meeting with PCAPI RIV-B MIMAROPA Chapter on November 14, 2019. The objective of the meeting […]

PCAPI Visits Adopted Estero de Marala in Navotas City

     The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National together with the DENR- National Capital Region (NCR) conducted an ocular inspection of the Estero de Marala in Navotas City on October 29, 2019, the waterbody that was included in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Adopt an Estero Program signed last July […]

2019 INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT FAIR (ICEF)

Pollution Control Association of the Phils., Inc. (PCAPI) national joins the International Climate & Environment Fair (ICEF) 2019 last September 3-5, 2019 held at Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea. PCAPI National was represented by VP-Internal Joseph Dinglasan, VP-Chapter Development Engr. Fernando Ramos, P.I.O. Rogelio Dela Paz Jr. and Adviser Engr. Benjamin Gregorio. […]

Stakeholders Uniting for Green City

The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National represented by PCAPI Nationa President Engr. Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle and VP for External Affairs Jeremiah Dwight Sebastian participated in the 2- day Workshop to Update and Review the Existing Action Plan towards Designation of Attainment and Non-Attainment Areas. The workshop was held on October 21-22, […]

Greening the PackPrintPlas (PPP) Industry

The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National was invited to part of the 37th PackPrintPlas Exhibition at the SMX Convention Center on October 11, 2019. PCAPI National President Engr. Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle presented the topic on DENR- EMB Compliance on Chemical Management and Hazardous Waste Disposal. The EHS 2019 Forum was organized […]

PCAPI National participates in the 34th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day

  The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National participated in the International Coastal Cleanup last September 21, 2019. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – National Capital Region (NCR) spearheaded the massive clean-up at Baseco in Tondo, Manila to mark the celebration of 34th International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) day with the […]

Moving Forward for Estero de Marala

  The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) National met with DENR ASEC Rico Salazar and ARD Dr. Eva Ocfemia last October 07, 2019 to discuss the work plan for the rehabilitation of the Estero de Marala, a water body adopted by PCAPI through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed last July 23, […]

Consultation Workshop on Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) for the Policy Review and Update on Stationary Sources Mass Emission Rate Standards (MERS)

Pollution Control Assoc. of the Phils., Inc. (PCAPI) National represented by Engr. Emmanuel Altarejos (Treasurer) attended the Consultation Workshop on Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) for the Policy Review and Update on Stationary Sources Mass Emission Rate Standards (MERS) on May 31, 2019 held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Pasig. It was organized by the […]

1st NCR Airshed Governing Board General Assembly

  The Pollution Control Association of the Phils., Inc. (PCAPI) National represented by Engr. Emmanuel Altarejos (Treasurer) and Mr. Jeremiah Dwight Sebastian (VP-External Affairs) attended the 1st NCR Airshed Governing Board General Assembly last August 28-29, 2019 held at the ACE Water Spa in Pasig City. The two-day activity was organized by EMB NCR headed […]

Courtesy Visit to DENR- EMB Region IV-B (MIMAROPA)

On September 20, 2019, the Officers, Board of Trustees and Advisers of PCAPI National had a courtesy visit to DENR- EMB Region IV-B (MIMAROPA). The meeting was attended by Ms. Buena Fe Rioflorido and Atty. Joseph Delos Santos.      The meeting was part of the commitment of PCAPI National to reiterate the vision and mission […]

Resorts World Manila signs partnership with ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

  On September 09, 2019, Resorts World Manila signed another partnership with ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation through a Memorandum of Agreement together with Environment Management Precision, Inc. (EMPI) for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The signing was done by Mr. Stephen Reilly- Chief Operations Officer of Resorts World Manila, Ms. Angelita Lara Chief […]

PCAPI Plans for the Year 2019- 2020

The new set of Officers and Board of Trustees (BOTs) of the Pollution Control Association of the Phils., Inc. National (PCAPI) concluded a successful planning session last July 25- 26, 2019 at Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas. In the planning session, the Officers, BOTs and Advisers were able to identify the priority projects and programs […]

PCAPI signs Adopt an Estero / Waterbody partnership with DENR

The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) signed a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Adopt an Estero / Waterbody Program last July 23, 2019 at the DENR Office in Quezon City. The MOA signing was led by no less than the […]

Adopt- An- Estero Meeting with DENR- EMB

In connection with the proposed partnership of DENR and PCAPI on adopting an estero or water body, a meeting was held at the DENR- EMB Office last July 10, 2019 to finalize the content of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to be signed by both parties. The meeting organized by Assistant Regional Director for Manila […]

PCAPI National’s 2019-2020 Set of Officers and Board of Trustees

The induction of new set of Officers and Board of Trustees of the Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) was held last June 25, 2019 at the Seda Vertis Hotel, Quezon City. Assistant Regional Director for Manila Bay – Eva Ocfemia, PhD CESO IV was the guest of honor and inducting officer. During […]

Adopt An Estero/ Water Body Program Meeting

The  1st quarterly meeting  of the Adopt an Estero / Water Body Program was held in Lima Technology Center, Lima, Batangas on May 31, 2019. The meeting was led by Ms. Girliesina Sebarillo  of EMB Water Quality Division who is also the head of the Adopt An Estero / Water Body Program of EMB- RIVA. […]

PCCI Environment Forum: Regulatory Updates & Sharing of Best Practices

        The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) held its Environment Forum on June 11, 2019 at the PCCI Building in Taguig City. Entitled Regulatory Updates and Sharing of Best Practices was attended by about 60 participants. Engr. Renato Cruz , Chief of the EMB- Environment Quality Division (EQD) provided the […]

Resorts World Manila signs partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation

  On May 28, 2019, Resorts World Manila inked the partnership with ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation and Genetron International Marketing (GIM) through the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement of Bantay Langis. The signing was done by Mr. Stephen Reilly- Chief Operations Officer of Resorts World Manila, Ms. Susa Afan- Managing Director of ABS […]

Multi-Sectoral Forum on Plastic Waste

The multi-sectoral  forum was attended by different stakeholders from the government, private sectors, non-governmental organizations  and civil society. Dr. Fabian Dayrit , Vice President of the National  Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) giving the presentation on the chemistry of plastic. Mr. Crispian Lao,  Industry Representative to the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWC) presented the different efforts […]

Paints for Brigada Eskwela 2019

  As 2019-2020 School Year is fast approaching, 35 schools received the paints donated by Boysen and ACI in support of the Brigada Eskwela 2019. The annual distribution of paints was conducted on May 18, 2019 (two days before the Brigada Eskwela).  About 546 gallons amounted to Php 350,000 were given as part of the […]

Stakeholder’s Meeting on Wastewater Management

  The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) organized the Stakeholder’s Meeting on Wastewater Management last May 20, 2019 held at the PEZA Social Hall, DOE-PNOC Compound. The meeting aims to gather the concerns of different stakeholders and inputs to the proposed consolidated position paper in relation to the DAO 2016-08 or the Water Quality Guidelines […]

DENR-EMB Visits BOYSEN Facility in FCIE, Dasmariñas City, Cavite

  Seventy-five (75) Officers and Staff from the national and regional offices of the DENR-EMB visited the Boysen facility in First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE) on April 25, 2019. The Team was headed by Engr. Edwin Navaluna, Chief of the Chemical Management Section (CMS) and Engr. Joel Maleon, Senior Supervising Specialist. The plant visit was […]

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Public Consultation on GHS of Dangerous Chemicals Listed in the IMDG Code and IATA Dangerous Goods Code

    Public Consultation on GHS of Dangerous Chemicals Listed in the IMDG Code and IATA Dangerous Goods Code March 5-6, 2019 PCAPI attended the public consultation organized by the DENR- EMB on GHS of Dangerous Chemicals Listed in the IMDG Code and IATA Dangerous Goods Code and other upcoming Chemical Control Order (CCO) on […]

IE EXPO CHINA 2019: Asia’s Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions April 15-17, 2019 | Shanghai, China

OVERVIEW IE expo China 2019 will take place from April 15 to 17, 2019 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, which will cover all the high potential markets in environmental area: Water and Sewage Treatment Waste Management Site Remediation Air Pollution Control and Air Purification OUR HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2019 – Increase in Exhibition space IE […]

38th PCAPI NATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION & GENERAL ASSEMBLY

                                                             38th PCAPI NATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION & GENERAL ASSEMBLY May 9-11, 2018 L’ Fisher Hotel, Bacolod, Negros Occidental            Pollution Control Association […]

EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Center (CBRN) Center Of Excellence (CBRN CoE) Conducts Biological Waste Workshop

  EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Center (CBRN) Center Of Excellence (CBRN CoE) Conducts Biological Waste Workshop June 8, 2018      The CBRN CoE, an initiative of the European Union, jointly implemented by the EC’s Joint Research Institute (JRC) and United Nations’ Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), conducted the Project 46 […]

Chromium III Stakeholder’s Meeting

    Chromium III Stakeholder’s Meeting June 14, 2018                 The Pollution Control Association of the Phils., Inc. (PCAPI) – National hosted the Stakeholder’s Meeting on Chromium III last June 14, 2018 at the PCAPI Office, Mandaluyong City.                 The objective […]

Committee on Ecology Meeting for House Bill 4922 & 5915

        Committee on Ecology Meeting for House Bill 4922 & 5915 May 16, 2018  The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc (PCAPI) attended the meeting with the Committee on Ecology last May 16, 2018 together with different related industries, Non-Government Organization (NGO’s) and interested group. The house bill discussed were the […]

Public Consultation on the 3rd Revision of Priority Chemical List (PCL)

                Public Consultation on the 3rd Revision of Priority Chemical List (PCL) May 29, 2018            The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) conducted the 3rd public consultation on the proposed revision on PCL last May 29, 2018 at the AQMTC Bldg, […]

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Public Consultation on the draft Chemical Control Order (CCO) of Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds

Public Consultation on the draft Chemical Control Order (CCO) of Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds April 26, 2018 The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted a consultative meeting on the draft CCO of Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds on April 26, 2018 at the EMB […]

Consultative Meeting on the Proposed Memorandum Circular for Chemical Control Order for Cyanide and Cyanide Compounds

              The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hosted the consultative meeting covering the proposed Memorandum Circular (MC) on Clarification on the Registration and Licensing Requirements for Chemical Control Order for Cyanide and Cyanide Compounds on March 09, 2018 at the Sulo […]

Courtesy Visit with new EMB Assistant Director Engr. Vizminda A. Osorio

          Courtesy Visit with new EMB Assistant Director Engr. Vizminda A. Osorio February 28, 2018 Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI)’s Board of Trustees and Advisers conducted a courtesy visit with the new EMB Assistant Director Engr. Vizminda Osorio last February 28, 2018. […]

Consultative Meeting on the Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted a consultative meeting on January 25, 2018 on the draft CCO for Chromium VI and Chromium VI Compounds. Ms. Emmanuelita Mendoza, Chief of the Chemical Management Section (CMS) presented three (3) newly approved DENR- EMB policies that includes: 1. EMC […]

Courtesy Visit to Regional Director of EMB RIV-B

EMB-RIV-B Dir. Maria Socorro A. Abu (seated), Jeremiah Dwight Sebastian- PCAPI President (standing left) and Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle- PCAPI Vice President- External Affairs (standing right)  during the courtesy visit last October 23, 2017. Courtesy Visit to Regional Director of EMB RIV-B EMB-RIV-B Regional Director Engr. Maria Socorro A. Abu cordially accommodated representatives from Pollution Control [...]

Public Consultation on the 3rd Revision of the Priority Chemical List (PCL)

Participants of the roundtable discussion on the 3rd revision of the Priority Chemical List (PCL) Public Consultation on the 3rd Revision of the Priority Chemical List (PCL) The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted a consultative meeting on 17 October 2017 at the EMB Conference room A, [...]