This year, our GA will revolve around the theme, “GREEN TO GOLD: PCOs as Sustainability Professionals” - which aims to discuss present and emerging agenda, commitment and challenges in achieving sustainability and showcase environmental commitments as they are translated to initiatives that deliver “green to gold” results. We have prepared an indicative program that we hope will cover more knowledge and insights in improving environmental results and enhancing efficiency, and a large exhibition to help us keep up with the trends in our PCO practices and technologies.
About PCAPI R4APollution Control Association of the Philippines (PCAPI) Region IV-A Chapter, Inc. is a SEC-registered, non-profit, non-stock and non-political association which serves as a partner-organization of DENR-EMB in the dissemination and implementation of various training programs, environmental initiatives and projects. PCAPI R4-A also serves as a link between industry and the regulatory agency in working towards sustainable development.
From the association’s tagline, “PCOs helping PCOs”, PCAPI R4a wants to provide additional assistance to PCOs in upgrading the practice of their professions and for the continuous improvement of their competence as professionals.
In the twenty-three years of being a highly commended training institution in the country, the key of the Pollution Control Association of the Philippines Inc. (PCAPI) Calabarzon to stay on top of its game is to make sure it consistently elevates the quality of the services it provides. A perfect example of such improvement procedure was held on May 18, 2018 as PCAPI Calabarzon’s Technical Working Committee conducted a Module Development Plan (MDP) Review on the Basic Training Course for Pollution Control Officers (BT) Module. BT is a well-known and the most attended training offered by PCAPI Calabarzon, which main goal [...]
Pollution Control Association of the Philippines Inc. Region 4A (PCAPI Calabarzon) is now nationally recognized as the best PCAPI chapter after being inducted as an Outstanding PCAPI Chapter Hall of Fame Awardee in the recently held 38th PCAPI National Convention on May 9-11, 2018 at L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City. PCAPI Calabarzon was the first PCAPI Chapter to have grabbed this highly coveted award in recognition of their four years of being the Outstanding PCAPI Chapter due to their outstanding achievements in the implementation of an effective environmental management system and in recognition of the excellent demonstration in consistently promoting environmental [...]
Fifty-one (51) Pollution Control Officers and representatives from the Food and Beverage Sectors and from the Services, Consultancy, and Laboratories Sector from different stakeholders gathered at Silid Ng Karunungan Room D, ILCC, Insular Life Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City on May 29, 2018 to participate in the first sectoral meeting embarked by the Pollution Control Association of the Philippines Region 4A for the PCOs from the two mentioned sectors. Dubbed as the “1st Sectoral Meeting and Relevant Environmental Updates for Food and Beverages Sector and Services/Consultancy/Laboratories Sector”, the meeting sought to provide [...]
Twenty-five volunteers comprising of the Board of Trustees, Officers, Advisers and Staff of Pollution Control Association of the Philippines Inc. Region 4A (PCAPI Calabarzon) initiated a mangrove planting activity along the stretch of Calatagan Mangrove Forest Conservation Park in Calatagan, Batangas on April 30, 2018. The tree-planting activity was done as part of the PCAPI Calabarzon’s annual team building held near the area. Through this deed, PCAPI Calabarzon was able to demonstrate its genuine concern for the environment and helped diminish the unfavorable effects of climate change. Mangrove planting and conservation are essential to the environment as mangroves protect shorelines [...]
The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines Inc. Region 4A (PCAPI Calabarzon) hosted for the third time its highly anticipated annual convention for the Women’s Month Celebration on March 16, 2018 at Acacia Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. This prestigious event is best known as a platform for a wide array of uplifting topics for our women environment warriors, activities, and exhibits presented by vetted professionals. While staying true to its purpose of showcasing the finest women in their fields as pollution control advocates, this year’s theme, We Make Change Work for Women in the Environment, presented a fresh experience as [...]
Hazardous waste generators, transporters, and treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facilities can now start registering online as the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) opens its Online Hazardous Waste Manifest System on November 16, 2017. Hazardous Waste Manifest has long been followed by DENR under its Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2013-22: Revised Procedures and Standards for the Management of Hazardous Wastes, in compliance with the Republic Act 6969: An Act to Control Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes. It provides technical standards and requirements of HW generators, transporters and facilities involved in the [...]
PCAPI R4A stays true in its mission to provide effective training programs that will capacitate and equip the Pollution Control Officers (PCOs). The regular services provided by the Association such as Basic Training and Refresher Course for PCOs, 8-hour Orientation Seminar for Managing Heads and In-House Training programs are continually being improved and tailor-fitted to the present needs and interests of the country’s environmental warriors. In numbers, six (6) of the Basic Training and Refresher Course for PCOS had already been conducted from January to June, with 492 attendees comprising of designated and refresher PCOs. Correspondingly, five (5) of the [...]