RD Sophie Manuel highlights on the success stories and best practices of Region XI  on Air Quality Management during the Consultative Meeting on the National Air Quality Status Report on June 5, 2020.    The said consultative meeting was an avenue to develop the National Air Quality Status Report for 2016 to 2018, as basis for the evaluation of programs and the formulation of policies to improve air quality.

Major highlights mentioned were the recognition of Davao City  as “Clean Air City” and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was awaded as “Clean Air Champion” by the Clean Air Philippines Movement, Inc. due to the various air-related local ordinances, such as the Anti-Smoke Belching Ordinance and Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance among others.