EMB Region 02 headed by Regional Director Nelson P. Honrado in coordination with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) – Region 02 conducts an Emission Testing of diesel-fed government vehicles on June 6, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the EMB Regional Office 02 Compound, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City.

The activity is in line with the celebration of Philippine Environment Month with the theme: “Aksyon Para Sa Natatanging Mundo – #OnlyOneEarth and in support to the implementation of the Philippine Clean Air Act and in order to protect public health and the environment from harmful pollutants.

The emission testing aims to reduce pollutant emission concentrations coming from smoke-belching vehicles, promote public awareness, inculcate environmental responsiveness and encourage a culture of voluntary compliance with environmental regulations.

A total of eighty-six (86) diesel-fed government vehicles within the Regional Government Center were tested. Out of the 86 vehicles tested, 19 vehicles failed to comply with the emission standards stipulated under DENR Administrative Order No. 2015 – 04. The drivers were informed and educated about the negative impacts that can be caused by smoke-belching vehicles and were advised to undergo necessary engine check-up and/or overhauling in order to meet the desired allowable emission level as required by law.