By Neli Marzo
AIR QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM TURNOVER. Therma Marine, Inc. (TMI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower), together with Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. and Philsaga Mining Corporation, recently turned over a Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System (CAAQMS) to the local government of Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte. The project is an initiative under the Adopt-a-CAAQMS program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its attached agency, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). The CAAQMS is used to assess the level of pollutants in the air and enables the EMB to monitor the quality of air in real-time. The Adopt-a-CAAQMS pools resources from private donors to help build more air monitoring facilities across the country, strengthening the DENR’s management capabilities in this area. TMI has been an active contributor to different environmental projects in the region. Through the CAAQMS, TMI reinforces its commitment to complying with environmental standards. Present during the turnover ceremony and inspection of the CAAQMS are (L-R) AAQMS DENR PENR Officer Achilles Anthony C. Ebron, Regional Director EMB III OIC Albert G. Arcamo, Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. MEPEO Head Len Marc Tagud, Cabadbaran City Mayor Judy C. Amante, and AboitizPower FVP-Oil BU Cirilo A. Nanual, Jr.