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The Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) has partnered with Rotary Club of Makati for the RCM-AQMS Project. Represented by Mr. Jonathan C. David of MACEA, the partnership includes installation of the RCM-AQMS at the Apartment Ridge Underpass along Ayala Avenue, as well as providing security and electricity to the RCM-AQMS. The organization that oversees and manages public infrastructure developments in the Makati Central Business District (MCBD). The approval of the project was facilitated by the recommendation of PP Cesar Campos, a MaCEA governor.

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Lung Center of the Philippines

With one unit of AQMS owned and operated by the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) and situated along its hospital compound in Quezon Avenue, QC, the Rotary Club of Makati inked with LCP an agreement for data-viewing tie-up. The LCP-AQMS serves as a third source of air quality information for the RCM-AQMS, to complement the two systems already installed in Ayala Ave., Makati and EDSA Munoz.

The signatories to the agreement were Pres. Eddie Yap, Community Service Dir. Eddie Galvez, and PP Roland Young, Environment Committee chair for the Club, and for the Lung Center, Dr. Jose Luis Danguilan, executive director.

The agreement calls for a data sharing arrangement that will allow the Club access to air quality readings from the Center’s monitoring station. Already in operation, the Lung Center station is equipped with an advanced model of the German-made GRIMM EDM365E. Like the machine to be installed in the Club-operated facility, the Lung Center station can automatically and continuously measure and record airborne particulate levels for PM10, PM2.5, and PM10-2.5. It also has meteorological sensors that measure temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction and is accompanied by a data logger that transmits data wirelessly to a server, which in turn provides to designated media partners access to readings and health advisories for easy public access via an app.

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Handyware Philippines Inc.

Handyware Philippines Inc., a leading provider of innovative products, is a partner of Rotary Club of Makati in the RCM-AQMS Project. Handyware provides the monitoring site, electricity and security, in order for the AQMS to transmit uninterrupted air quality data.

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University of the Philippines-Institute of Environmental Science & Meteorology (UP-IESM)

The UP-IESM is a Center of Excellence in Environmental Science (CHED, 2016-2018). Owing to its reputation in the field of air quality research, the Rotary Club of Makati, with the intervention of UP President Alfredo E. Pasual, tapped the technical expertise of one of its faculty Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano for the technical welfare of the RCM-AQMS Project. The technical assistance includes intelligent advise in choosing the system for monitoring, measuring and interpreting data; developing the information transmittal system; developing the app; and maintaining the system. The memorandum of understanding was inked between RCM and U.P., through President Alfredo E Pascual, and an agreement for sponsored project between RCM and UP-IESM (through the College of Science Dean Prof. Jose Maria P. Balmaceda and IESM Director Prof. Lemnuel V. Aragones) that covers two years.

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