'Poor law enforcement, graft worsen air pollution in MetroPhilippine StarBy Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) Updated March 01, 2012 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines - Doctors see poor law enforcement and graft and corruption as the cause of...
The PMA organized the summit after observing the rising number of consultations concerning non-communicable diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and asthma.
Aragon said the exhaust system of motor vehicles should be strictly inspected when applying for renewal of registration because they are the primary sources of air pollutants in Metro Manila.
“Around 65 to 80 percent of air pollution in Metro Manila comes from the more than two million motor vehicles operating in Metro Manila,” he said.
The summit resulted in the signing of a covenant that would push for cleaner air in Metro Manila and this will be submitted to President Aquino.