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Philippines Hosts International Training for PAC Members

The Philippines through the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) hosted a three-day training on Accredited Certification of Processes sponsored by the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) for member economies. The event was held on November 15 to 17, 2018 at The Legend Villas in Mandaluyong City. Sixteen participants from accreditation bodies in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam attended the training. View full details

DTI-PAB Implements Accreditation of Certification Bodies for Person

With the aim to support the strengthening of the country's labor workforce and enhance the recognition of Filipino professionals and skilled workers, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)- Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) is now offering the accreditation of certification bodies for person. DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez issued Department Order 18-101 approving the accreditation scheme on 30 July 2018. View full details

Philippine National Police DNA Analysis Branch Crime Laboratory is PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory held its awarding ceremony for accreditation of its DNA Analysis Branch to PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 during the celebration of its 73rd Founding Anniversary on  08 June 2018 at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, National Headquarters Camp Crame in Quezon City. View full details

DTI-PAB participates in the 33rd PH Chemistry Congress

The 33rd Philippine Chemistry Congress with a theme "Chemistry: Rising to Challenges" was held from 30 May to 01 June 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila. View full details

DTI-PAB holds Assessors and Experts' Forum

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) -Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) held an Assessors and Experts' Forum on 24-25 May 2018 at the Jade Hotel and Suites, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, participated by seventy-two (72) assessors and experts in the fields of calibration, biological, chemical, electrical and mechanical testing. View full details

National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory - Research Institute for Tropical Medicine is proudly ISO 15189:2013 Accredited

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) held its awarding ceremony for the accreditation of its National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL) to ISO 15189:2013 during the celebration of their 37th anniversary last 23 April 2018. PAB Director Ernani Dionisio awarded the PNS ISO 15189:2013 certificate of accreditation to NTRL represented by its Head Dr. Ma. Cecilia G. Ama. View full details.

DTI-PAB Undergoes APLAC Peer Evaluation

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) went through a rigorous peer evaluation to maintain its signatory status to the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) of the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) on 05-09 February 2018. The evaluation covered the PAB's accreditation schemes for testing and calibration based on ISO/IEC 17025. PAB is also seeking extension of its MRA for its accreditation schemes on medical testing based on ISO 15189 and inspection body based on ISO/IEC 17020. View full details.

MEDEQUIP Gets Accredit as an Inspection Body for Biomedical Equipment 

02 February 2017 | Makati, Philippines
The DTI-Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) awarded a certificate of accreditation to Medical Equipment Healthcare Group, Inc. (MEDEQUIP)-Biomedical Inspection to be part of its roster of accredited inspection bodies. View full details.

CentiForce Instrument Pte Ltd Philippines Continues to Demonstrate Conformance to Quality

CentiForce Instrument Pte Ltd Philippines started the year right when it received its accreditation certificate from the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) on February 1, 2018 in an awarding ceremony at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) head office. View full details.

PAB Officer-in-Charge

May we inform you that as per DTI Department Order No. 17-164 series of 2017, Director Ernani M. Dionisio Assistant Director of the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) is designated as the PAB Officer-in-Charge effective 01 January 2018. View full details.

DTI-Philippine Accreditation Bureau supports Health Core workshops on international quality accreditation of hospitals and healthcare services in the Philippines

DTI-PAB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HealthCore International in support of the seminar and workshops that HealthCore is conducting in January 2018 as part of its mission to continuously educate and equip the Filipino healthcare professionals on quality assurance activities benchmarked with the global standards. View full details.

Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) Grants Accreditation to Davao City Water District Calibration Laboratory

On December 13, 2017, PAB formally awarded the accreditation certificate to Davao City Water District Calibration Laboratory. The accreditation was granted on October 26, 2017, after the laboratory successfully hurdled the management and technical requirements of  PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and the PAB conditions for laboratory accreditation in the field of  calibration. View full details

Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) Awards Accreditation to Accurate and Precise Inspection and Testing Laboratory

Precise Inspection and Testing Laboratory, Inc. or APITLI (formerly All Glass Laboratory, Inc.) formally received the certificate of accreditation by the Department of Trade and Industry.s Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) on  December 15 2017. APITLI successfully complied with the requirements of the PNS ISO/ IEC 17025:2005 (General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) in the field of mechanical testing. View full details

Important Information for Certification Bodies regarding transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

Please be informed that IAF (the global association for developing principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment) has passed a resolution that as of 15 March 2018, conformity assessment bodies must conduct all ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 initial, surveillance and recertification audits to the new versions - ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. View full details

Transition Deadline of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

The IAF and ISO have published a joint statement to note that 15 September 2017 marks one year before all organizations certified to the 2008 version of the quality management system standard ISO 9001 and the 2004 version of the environmental management system standard, 14001 need to have been re-certified to the 2015 versions of these two standards. View full details

DTI-PAB Joins the Seminar on GMP and SSOP on Food

The Department of Trade and Industry-Philippine Accreditation Bureau conducted briefing on accreditation and DTI-PAB services during the seminar on "General Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP) on Food" held last 29 June 2017 at Yana Chemodities, Inc. Kaliraya St. Quezon City. The seminar was attended by around 100 participants from laboratories and food manufacturing sector. View full details

DTI-PAB conducts Seminar on ISO/IEC 17065/2012 and PAB's Accreditation of Halal Products Certification Bodies

In the global market, it is important to take into consideration not only the health and safety aspects of food and most products but also the cultural and religious preferences of consumers. The global Muslim population with diverse tastes and interests also has a number of religious requirements that affects its purchases. According to the Euromonitor, Muslim consumers are expected to reach 26 percent of the global population by 2030. View full details

Promoting DTI-PAB Services and Accreditation Through a Webinar

Distance learning has become popular these days. Given the accessibility of technology, specifically the internet, it is easy to be well-informed and to broaden our knowledge on current or emerging issues. The internet provides a cost effective way of delivering information. View full details

DTI-PAB Participates in PALEU Seminar

The Philippine Alliance of Laboratory Equipment Users (PALEU) invited the Department of Trade and Industry - Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) to participate as one of the resource speakers in its seminar dubbed 'Bridging Research, Technology and Performance in the 21st Century Laboratory Management" held last 23-24 March 2017 at the St. Paul University Aurora Blvd. Quezon City. View full article

DTI-PAB awards PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Reaccreditation to Manila Water Company Metrology Center

The Manila Water Company Metrology Center formally received the certificate of reaccreditation to PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the Department of Trade and Industry's Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) on April 04, 2016. PAB Assistant Director Ernani M. Dionisio and Officer-in-Charge of PAB Laboratory Accreditation Division Ms. Perla F. Baje awarded the certificate. View full article

Reaching Wider Audiences by Showcasing PAB's AVP in the World Wide Web

Taking advantage of every promotional opportunity is one of the strategies that the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) embarks on to raise awareness on the benefits of accreditation. This is how the PAB audio visual presentation (AVP) made it to an international website. View full article.

How Accreditation Helps Consumers

Are our food and water safe? Are they free of toxins, contaminants or pollutants? Are they free of pathogens? If we have allergic reaction to certain ingredients, can we trust the labelling? Is it authentic? Are we consuming what we think we are? Are the ingredients what they say on the can or on the label? How is it produced? Is it fair trade or organically produced? – These are questions consumers are asking nowadays. View full article.

Relevance of Accreditation to MSMEs

The Philippines’ Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are defined as enterprises having asset size of P100 million and below and comprise 99.6% of all registered business in the Philippines.  The sector employs 70% of the workforce. Compared to the absolute number of establishments and employment, SMEs hold relatively small share of value added and sales, less than 30%, thus suggesting their development potential in the country.  View full article.

How does using an Accredited Laboratory benefit Government and Regulators?

Government bodies and regulators are constantly called upon to make decisions related to protecting the health and welfare of consumers and the public, protecting the environment, developing new regulations and requirements, measuring compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, and allocating resources, both technical and financial.  Regulators tap laboratories in carrying out testing, inspection, measurement or calibration. Obtaining data and test results from accredited laboratories gives them the confidence in making informed decisions about these public policies. View full article.

Ensuring Safety and Competence of Medical Laboratories through Accreditation

Have you ever experienced having a wrong laboratory test result given to you? If it happens, the consequences can be daunting like incorrect medical diagnosis and management; missed job opportunities or even the anxiety and stress of worrying over a dreadful diseases. The possibility of such a costly mistake is ever present with the proliferation of laboratories which are not competent to carry out and deliver accurate test results. View full article.

World Accreditation Day 2017

9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

This year's theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Sector Assurance website www.publicsectorassurance.org has been established to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support construction and the built environment. 

Revision of Issued Certificates

In connection with the issuance of the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) Certificate of Accreditation, Scope of Accreditation and List of Approved Signatory, please be advised that PAB will only accept request for revision/s within 30days upon receipt of the certificates by the laboratory/inspection body. For more information, you view the full advisory.

World Accreditation Day 2016
Accreditation: A Global Tool to Support Public Policy

09 June 2016 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy for all areas in the public sector- national and local government and regulators. For more details, you may view the ilac website: www.ilac.org.

Technical Experts for ISMS

The Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), of the Department of Trade and Industry is in need of technical experts in the assessment of information security management system (ISMS) certification bodies. For more information, you may view the full Advisory.


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