Component 6 of the Compendium of Philippine Environment Statistics

Reference Number: 2020-275
Release Date: 17 September 2020

The Compendium of Philippine Environment Statistics (CPES) is a compilation of statistical information collected from various government agencies. It is an adoption of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES) 2013 which was developed by the United Nations.

The sixth component in the compendium centers on the country’s environmental protection and management. Specifically, this component consists of information on expenditures, regulations, and other activities such as international agreements focusing on the protection of the environment and management of resources (FDES, 2013) Further, it consists of 50 indicators – 3 of which were identified as core or Tier 1 statistics, 24 as Tier 2 statistics, and 23 as Tier 3 statistics. For CPES, all Tier 1 statistics were compiled in the compendium.

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Annual Government Environmental Protection Expenditure

Among the environmental protection (EP) activities, protection of biodiversity and landscape comprises the largest portion of the EP expenditures for years 2017 to 2019. (Table 6.2)

In 2019, expenditures for the same activity amounted to around PhP 11.8 billion, 48.0 percent of the total expenditures. Environmental protection, n.e.c and wastewater management comprise the second (21.6 percent) and third (10.7 percent) largest portions of the expenditures in 2019, respectively. (Figure 1 and Table 6.2)

List of Regulated Pollutants and Description

Thirty-seven tables in this component list the various limits for air and water pollutants. These limits were lifted from Republic Act No. 8749 or the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999, and the different Department Administrative Orders (DAOs) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in which limits for different types of vehicles and other air pollutant sources are described. (Table 6.3.1 to 6.3.37)

List of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

A list of 21 multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and other international conventions of the Philippines is also presented in this component. Information on these MEAs such as objectives and dates of entry, adoption, signature and ratification, were sourced from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and its bureau, the Biodiversity Management Bureau. (Table 6.4)



National Statistician and Civil Registrar General


PDF icon Press Release431.64 KB
PDF icon Technical Notes114.32 KB
File Table 6.1.1 Climate Change (CC) Expenditures by Department and Special Purpose Fund14.06 KB
File Table 6.1.2 Climate Change (CC) Expenditures by National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP)12.34 KB
File Table 6.2 Details of Sectoral Allocation of National Government Expenditures14.7 KB
File Table 6.3.1 Initial List and Values of Hazardous Air Pollutants11.87 KB
File Table 6.3.2 Initial List and Values of Hazardous Air Pollutants11.88 KB
File Table 6.3.3 Maximum Limits of Concentration of Air Pollutants at The Point of Emission With Respect to any Trade12.62 KB
File Table 6.3.4 Maximum Limits of Particulates in Stationary Sources10.78 KB
File Table 6.3.5 Maximum Limits for Sulfur Oxides in Stationary Sources10.88 KB
File Table 6.3.6 Maximum Limits For Exhaust Gas in Other Stationary Sources of Pollution, Daily and Half Hourly Average Values10.73 KB
File Table 6.3.7 Maximum Limits for Exhaust Gas in Other Stationary Sources of Pollution201.9 KB
File Table 6.3.8 Emission Limits for Light Duty Vehicles Type Approval (DIRECTIVE 91441EEC)10.2 KB
File Table 6.3.9 Emission Limits for Light Commercial Vehicles Type Approval (DIRECTIVE 9359EEC)10.78 KB
File Table 6.3.10 Emission Limits for Heavy Duty Vehicles Type Approval (DIRECTIVE 91542EEC)9.98 KB
File Table 6.3.11 Type Approval Emission Limits for Passenger Vehicles (M)12.04 KB
File Table 6.3.12 Emission Limits for Heavy Duty Vehicle Type Approval (EURO II)10.09 KB
File Table 6.3.13 Emission Standards for Vehicles with Spark-Ignition Engines (GASOLINE)10.47 KB
File Table 6.3.14 Emission Standards for Vehicles with Compression-Ignition Engines (DIESEL)10.29 KB
File Table 6.3.15 Emission Standards for Rebuilt and Imported Used Vehicles10.43 KB
File Table 6.3.16 Emission Limits for Motorcycle (L3) Level 110.15 KB
File Table 6.3.17 Emission Limits for Motorcycle Tricycle (L4)10 KB
File Table 6.3.18 Emission Limits for Motorcycle (L3) Level 2 with Effectivity Three (3) Years After The Effectivity Of Level 110.72 KB
File Table 6.3.19 Emission Limits for Moped (L1)10.3 KB
File Table 6.3.20 Emission Limits for In-Use Motorcycle Tricycle and Moped10.11 KB
File Table 6.3.21 The Provisional National Ambient Air Quality Guideline Values (NAAQGV) for PM2.510.65 KB
File Table 6.3.22 to 6.3.28 Standard Parameters and Values for Drinking-Water242.96 KB
File Table 6.3.29 Vehicle Emission Limits for Euro 4IV AND In-Use Vehicle Emission Standards12.6 KB
File Table 6.3.30 to 6.3.33 Water Quality Guidelines for Primary Parameters17.6 KB
File Table 6.3.34 Groundwater Quality Guidelines10.02 KB
File Table 6.3.35 Significant Effluent Quality Parameters Per Sector21.46 KB
File Table 6.3.36 Effluent Standards14.29 KB
File Table 6.3.37 Effluent Standards for BOD Applicable to Establishments with Influent BOD of greater than or equal to 3000 mg per L10.24 KB
File Table 6.4. List and Description of Multilateral Environmental Agreements15.15 KB