Apolinar Tolentino, Malaysia

Apolinar Tolentino is the Building and Woodworkers International’s Regional Representative for the  Asia Pacific Region. In this capacity, he has been spearheading trade union activities along with the affiliated organisations on various sectoral issues, including raising awareness amongst member organisations on the hazards of asbestos exposure in the region. He has been instrumental in helping affiliates / associate organisations to launch ban Asbestos campaigns, particularly in countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Also, he has assisted in networking with other like-minded organizations, both in the region and globally and played a pivotal role in the launch of the Asian Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN) in 2009.  Malaysia@gban.net

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