Pilmico partners with DENR-EMB for better air quality in Region 10
Pilmico Foods Corporation (Pilmico) signs a partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) in Region 10 for their Adopt a Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) Program.
Last February 28, 2022, DENR-EMB held a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing for the said project. Part of the attendees were donors and signatories from various industries including Pilmico, GNPower Kauswagan Ltd. Co., Minergy Power Corp., FDC Misamis Power Corporation, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Philippine Sinter Corp., Jacobi Carbon Phils., Republic Cement Mindanao, Inc.
The Ambient Air Monitoring Project is aimed to monitor air quality in urban and highly urbanized areas. Reynaldo Digamo, Regional Director of DENR – EMB Region 10, gives his appreciation to all the companies who showed support and assistance to the project. “For 3 years, we continuously proposed the procurement of this (ambient air monitoring system)… I am very happy that our call was responded positively and your valued presence this afternoon indicates your strong and deep commitment to assist the government in the protection of the environment and perhaps help us improve the air quality of Region 10, Northern Mindanao,” he said.
Florencio D. Sebandal, VP for Operations of Pilmico, shows his full support for the project. “We, at Pilmico, are committed to protecting and bettering our environment. We hope that with our support to DENR-EMB, we can help achieve better air quality here in our province of Lanao del Norte and the rest of the region.”
Under the agreement, Pilmico will provide monetary support through the Guardians of Earth Association, Inc., an environmental awareness non-profit organization. The funding and support of Pilmico alongside other private companies for the establishment of CAAQMS in Region 10, will help improve air quality in Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte.