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Philippines Regulatory Departments

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4.1 Philippines Government Contact List

Department of Agriculture (DA)
The Department of Agriculture designated as the lead agency to boost farmers' income and reduce poverty incidence in the rural sector.  Under the DoA sits the following bureaus; the Bureau of Plant Industry, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, Bureau of Agricultural Research, Bureau of Post-Harvest Research and Extension, Bureau of Animal Industry, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Bureau of Agricultural Training Institute, and the Bureau of Agriculture Fisheries and Product Standard.
Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR)
The Department is mandated to be the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources.   As part of its function, the Department undertakes geological surveys of the whole country including its territorial waters.
Department of Health (DOH)
The Department of Health is responsible for the provision of health services in the Philippines. It is composed of approximately 17 central offices, 16 Centres for Health Development located in various regions, 70 hospitals and 4 attached agencies.
Department of Trade and Industries (DTI)
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the primary government agency with the dual mission of facilitating the creation of a successful business environment while ensuring consumer welfare. Their main role is contributing to the country’s goal of achieving economic growth towards poverty reduction. It is one of the primary government agencies tasked with the promotion and regulation of the trade and industry sectors.
Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)The Department of Transportation and Communications is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the maintenance and expansion of transportation and communications systems.

They are responsible for the country's rail, air, sea and communications infrastructure and include the following agencies; Civil Aeronautics Board; Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines; Land Transportation Office; Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board; Light Rail Transit Authority; Metro Rail Transit Corporation; National Telecommunications Commission; Manila International Airport Authority; Maritime Industry Authority; Philippine Coast Guard; Philippine National Railways; Philippine Ports Authority; and the Toll Regulatory Board.

Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)
The Energy Regulatory Commission is responsible for the promotion and protection of long-term consumer interests regarding quality, reliability and reasonable pricing of a sustainable supply of electricity.
National Committee on BioSafety of the Philippines (NCBP)
A multi-disciplinary, inter-agency, scientific and technical advisory committee tasked with “undertaking the study and evaluation of existing laws, policies and guidelines on biotechnology and recommend measures for its effective utilization and prevention of possible pernicious effects on the environment.” Committee members include the Department of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Health, and Environment and Natural Resources.
National Food Authority
The National Food Authority is vested the functions of ensuring the food security of the country and the stability of supply and price of the staple grain-rice. It performs these functions through various activities and strategies, which include procurement of paddy from individual bonafide farmers and their organizations, buffer stocking, processing activities, dispersal of paddy and milled rice to strategic locations and distribution of the staple grain to various marketing outlets at appropriate times of the year. All rice imports must go through the NFA.
National Telecommunications Commission
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is a regulatory agency for information and communications technology (ICT) accessible to all.
Sugar Regulatory Authority
The Sugar Regulatory Administration provides regulatory and other services related to the Philippine sugar industry and the importation of Sugar.