"We’ve noticed our citizens are really being careful now. Other Philippine cities on the list were Parañaque (12.2 µg/m³), Davao (12.2 µg/m³), Makati (13.7 µg/m³), Manila (14.3 µg/m³), Mandaluyong (14.5 µg/m³), Balanga (16.1 µg/m³), Quezon (17.5 µg/m³) and Las Piñas (17.9 µg/m³). The 2018 World Air Quality Report looked at measurements of fine particles known as PM2.5, which can penetrate into the airways to cause respiratory problems. MANILA - Eleven cities in the Philippines were among the metros with the cleanest air in Southeast Asia, a Greenpeace report revealed Tuesday. We are very happy and proud of our workers especially na gid sa aton mga nagatinlo sa siyudad, nagapatahom sa siyudad paagi sa aton nga tanom nga ginapananom. The Philippines ranked 48th on the list with an average of 14.6 µg/m³ of PM2.5, classified as “moderate.” The country fared better than its Southeast Asia counterparts such as Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. PM2.5 is a particulate matter (ambient airborne particles), which measures up to 2.5 microns in size and causes a wide range of short and long term health effects. As of 9:04 a.m., the water level at the river rose to 21.8 meters, breaching the 21.5 meters reached during the “Ondoy”... After Manila court shooting, IBP says to continue helping lawyers with stress, security, “IBP will continue to help lawyers handles stress and improve their personal security. Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. LIST: 6 ways 5G elevates modern smartphone experience, Get as much as 300 Shopee coins when you pay PLDT Home bills via ShopeePay, No to holiday blues! This has been corrected. For the first time, lloilo City is a recipient of the prestigious Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Clean Tourist City Award. This has enormous impacts, on our health and on our wallets,” Yeb Sano, executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said. The ASEAN Clean Tourist Award is given to cities that have endeavored to beautify public areas, improved the environment and sanitation, enhanced urban spaces and promoted their man-made and natural attractions. This file photo shows the skyline of Manila. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the property unit of the SM Group reported a consolidated net income of P14.4... DILG: Local chief execs want Metro Manila to remain in GCQ. Tan Thanh Beach in the sunset. The award is given to the cleanest urban tourism destinations in Southeast Asia. Despite having more transportation options resuming, they still don’t go out as much," Año said in an interview aired over ABS-CBN's TeleRadyo. New Delhi in India (113.5 µg/m³) had the world’s highest recorded air pollution in 2018, while Wellington in New Zealand (6 µg/m³) was the cleanest. 11 of 15 cities in Southeast Asia with cleanest air are in Philippines — report. In behalf of the Department of Tourism, a heartfelt congratulations to you and the people of Iloilo for their contributions in making Iloilo City, a clean, more exciting and fun destination,” the letter said. The award is given to the cleanest urban tourism destinations in Southeast Asia. The mayor said he was invited to receive the award in a ceremony to be held at The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on January 16, 2020. It had 9.3 µg/m³ of PM2.5, which is pursuant to the annual mean exposure threshold of the World Health Organization at 10 µg/m³. The following cities in the country were among those that have the cleanest air in Southeast Asia: Meanwhile, Jakarta in Indonesia and Hanoi in Vietnam have the most polluted in Southeast Asia. ", Typhoon Ulysses weakens with exit seen Friday. Despite having more transportation options resuming, they... DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WHO COVID-19 vaccine trial seen to start in December. Southeast Asia Cleanest City is Calamba. "We’ve noticed our citizens are really being careful now. We are very happy to have earned one of these awards kay para sa akon ang hard work sang aton mga tawo daw balos man ni para sa ila,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. – Exodus 13:17. Common sources of PM include combustion as well as through other pollutants reacting in the atmosphere. “We are happy to inform that Iloilo City has successfully garnered the number of points to be one of three Philippine winners to receive the award. Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro appealed for air rescue as the continued dumping of rains of Typhoon Ulysses submerged thousands... Philippines among nations facing debt payment shock next year — Moody's, Australia's Vaxine eyes coronavirus vaccine trial in Philippines — DOST. The Philippines is among countries seen at higher risk. Meanwhile, Jakarta (45.3 µg/m³) and Hanoi (40.8 µg/m³) had the highest recorded air pollution in the region. The typhoon now packs peak winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center from the previous 155 kph and gusts of up to 215... Government 'on top of situation', Duterte tells typhoon-hit Luzon. Philstar Global Corp. All Rights Reserved. Led by Iloilo’s most respected journalists, the Daily Guardian pledges to tell the Ilonggo story as seen through the various lenses of society so that every side may be told. In a letter addressed to Mayor Jerry Treñas, Department of Tourism (DOT) Office of Tourism Standards and Regulation Director Rebecca Villanueva-Labit informed the mayor that the city is among the three Philippine areas that qualifed for the ASEAN award. Sign up now! Worldwide, New Delhi, India again topped the list with the dirtiest air. The report, compiled by Greenpeace and IQAir AirVisual, used air pollution data from tens of thousands of public and private monitoring stations across the world to rank over 3,000 cities from dirtiest down to cleanest. Typhoon “Ulysses” is still expected to bring rains over a large part of Luzon, which is already inundated with... BuCor: No major damage to Bilibid and CIW, all inmates accounted for. The Daily Guardian is a renascent Iloilo-based publishing firm and media outfit with bureaus in Kalibo, Boracay, Roxas, Bacolod, Antique, Guimaras, and Manila. This site uses cookies. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the biotechnology firm based in Australia has informed the department that it is willing to conduct clinical trial and manufacturing of its potential vaccines against COVID-19 in the Philippines.

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