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.
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)
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General