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Punong Bayani ng Kalikasan.  Former Senator Heherson T. Alvarez, receives the Punong Bayani ng Kalikasan Award from the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Human Resources Management Foundation.  Alvarez is cited for his authorship of the Philippine Clean Air Act (R.A. 8749), and initiating the Healthy Air Pact in 1993, an agreement voluntarily entered into by the oil companies- Caltex, Shell and Petron, which paved the way for the removal of lead in gasoline and reduction of sulfur in diesel.  That led to the introduction of unleaded gasoline in February 1994 that has since removed 260 tons of lead in the atmosphere annually and a P538 Million savings in government health costs.

Shown with Alvarez in photo during the awarding ceremonies at the Sofitel Hotel are (L-R) PMAP Chairman Emeritus Orlando Peña, PMAP HRM Pres. Atty. Pilar Almira  (President), Presidential Spokesperson Sec. Herminio Coloma, and PMAP Pres. Jesse Rebustillo.


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14 April 2016