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3.11 PHILIPPINES

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

Last updated: December 2006

Organization Chart

Plant protection profiles from Asia-Pacific countries

Important Contact Addresses

Ministry/Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture
Mr Arthur C. Yap, Secretary

Office of the Secretary
Elliptical Road, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel/Fax: (+632) 926-6426 / 929-8183
Website: www.da.gov.ph

Operational Offices:

Plant Protection

Bureau of Plant Industry
Mr Joel S. Rudinas, OIC Director

692 San Andres St.
Malate, Manila, Philippines
Tel: (+632) 524 2812 / 523 9132 / 525 7909
Fax: (+632) 521 7650 / 5242812
E-mail: buplant@yahoo.com
Website: www.da.bpi.gov.ph

Plant Quarantine

Plant Quarantine Service
Mr Larry R. Lacson, Chief

Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture
Philippines
Tel: (+632) 523 9132 / 404 0409
Fax: (+632) 524 2812
E-mail: lacsonlr@yahoo.com

Surveillance, Pest Outbreaks and Invasive Species Management

Bureau of Plant Industry
Mr Joel S. Rudinas, OIC Director

692 San Andres St.
Malate, Manila, Philippines
Tel: (+632) 524 2812 / 523 9132 / 525 7909
Fax: (+632) 521 7650 / 524 2812
E-mail: buplant@yahoo.com
Website: www.da.bpi.gov.ph

Pesticide Registration

Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority
The Executive Director

FPA Building, BAI Compound
Visayas Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority
4th Floor, Building B, NIA Complex
EDSA Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (+632) 922 3371 / 922 3362 / 922 3364 / 926 5877
Fax: (+632) 922 3364 / 922 3355
E-mail: fpa_77@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.fadinap.org/philippines

Official International Contact Points

National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) Contact Point (for IPPC/APPPC)

Bureau of Plant Industry
Mr Joel S. Rudinas, OIC Director

692 San Andres St.
Malate, Manila, Philippines
Tel: (+632) 524 2812 / 523 9132 / 525 7909
Fax: (+632) 521 7650 / 524 2812
E-mail: buplan@yahoo.com
Website: www.da.bpi.gov.ph

Plant Quarantine Service
Mr Larry R. Lacson

Tel: (+632) 523 9132 / 404 0409
Fax: (+632) 524 2812
E-mail: lacsonlr@yahoo.com

WTO-SPS Contact Point

Policy Research Service
Office of the Director
Department of Agriculture
Elliptical Road, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (+632) 926 7439 / 928 8741-49; loco 308 / 309 / 332 Fax: (+632) 928 0590
E-mail: epad.polreser@eudoramail.com
Website: The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Information System (SPSIS)
http://www.spsis.da.gov.ph/main.asp
?PageID=aboutafpsis.asp&Login=guest&Level=1

Rotterdam Convention (PIC) DNA Pesticides

Department of Agriculture Compound
Ms Aida Ordas, Director

Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPE)
Visayas Avenue
Quezon City 1116, Philippines
Tel: (+632) 928 2336
Fax: (+632) 920 8234

Stockholm Convention (POP) National Focal Point (P)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Mr Angelo T. Reyes, Secretary

DENK Bldg., Visayas Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City 1116
Philippines
Tel: (+632) 926 2688 / 925 2329
Fax: (+632) 920 4301

Environmental Management Bureau
Mr Ely Anthony R. Ovano, Director

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
DENK Compound, Visayas Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City 1116
Philippines
Tel: (+632) 928 3782
Fax: (+632) 927 1518
E-mail: emb@emb.gov.ph

Basel Convention Competent Authority (CA) and Focal Point

Environmental Management Bureau

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Visayas Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City 1116
Philippines
Tel: (+632) 928 1185 or 920 2263
Fax: (+632) 920 2263
E-mails: emb@emb.gov.ph or erlinda_gonzales@emb.gov.ph

Selected Country Statistics:

Agricultural Population

30.0 million

Agricultural Land

10.7 million ha

GDP $80 574 million

Agric. GDP: 14.7%

GNI per capita: $1 080

Hunger: 22%
GDP = Gross Domestic Product; GNI = Gross National Income; Hunger = Population below minimum energy requirement

II. PLANT QUARANTINE

Last updated: December 2006

List of Key Legislation/Regulations/Rules

1978:

Plant Quarantine Presidential Decree No. 1433
BPI Quarantine Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 1981
BPI Quarantine Administrative Order No. 5, Series of 1946
BPI Quarantine Administrative Order No. 6, Series of 1949 (revised)
BPI Quarantine Administrative Order No. 13, Series of 1949

1963   

BPI Administrative Order No. 2-3; Amending Certain Provisions of Plant Industry Administrative Order No. 2, Series of 1950 (Revised)

1968   

BPI Administrative Order No. 2-5: Amending further certain Section of AO No. 2, Series of 1958 (Revised) governing the Importation and Exportation of Plant Materials into and from the Philippines.

1969   

BPI Administrative Order No. 2 (Internal): Declaring the “Leaf Mottling Virus” a dangerous disease of citrus; Providing its control and placing under quarantine all the provinces where the disease already exist.

1970   

BPI Administrative Order No. 118-2: Second Revision of the Standard for Philippine Bananas.

1974   

BPI Administrative Order No. 3: Amending Section 7 of the AO No. 6, Series of 1949 (Revised) Entitled Declaring the Coconut “Cadang-cadang” of the Bicol Type of Dangerous diseases; providing for its control, and placing under quarantine all the provinces where the disease already exist.

1978   

BPI Administrative Order No. 2: The adoption of standards administrative orders issued by the Bureau of Standards as BPI Administrative Orders on some raw agricultural crops commodities of exports.

1981   

BPI Administrative Order No. 1: Rules and regulations to implement Presidential Decree No. 1433, entitled “Promulgating the Plant Quarantine Law of 1978 thereby Revising and Consolidating existing Plant Quarantine Laws to further improve and strengthen the Plant Quarantine Service of the Bureau of Plant Industry.

1982   

BPI Administrative Order No. 1-1: Regulating the importation of mango plants (Mangifera spp.) and parts thereof from places, areas or countries infested with mango malformation of Bunchy-Top, Woody-Gall and Scaly Bark (Cuarteado). Diseases of Mango in order to prevent their introduction into the Philippines.

1982   

BPI Administrative Order No. 1-2: Regulating prohibiting, except for certain purposes and under certain conditions, the importation of a coconut (Cocos nucifera Linn) and other palms and/or parts thereof from areas infested with the Lethal Yellowing diseases of coconut.

1982   

BPI Administrative Order No. D-1: Declaring Soccoro Wilt of Coconut as dangerous and injurious coconut diseases and likewise declaring the Island of Mindoro and other places where the same may be found to exist, under quarantine to infested areas.

1982   

BPI Administrative Order No. D-2: Declaring Rice Black Bug (Scotinophora spp. Burn), a dangerous pest of rice and declaring the Palawan Group of Islands under quarantine to prevent the spread thereof to other parts of the Philippines.

1983   

BPI Administrative Order No. 4: Administrative Order amending pertinent provisions of Section 1, Rule VIII of BPI Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 1981.

1985   

BPI Administrative Order No. D-1: Declaring Salvinia molesta, D.S. Mitshell as a noxious weed and placing under quarantine the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo; in the Island of Panay; the sub-province of Guimaras and Negros Island, to prevent its spread to other areas in the Philippines.

1987   

BPI Administrative Order No. 16: Declaring Mango Pulp Weevil (Sternochetus frigidus Fabr.), a dangerous pest and injuring to mangoes and likewise declaring the Palawan Island Group under quarantine to prevent the spread from infested to non-infested area.

1987   

BPI Administrative Order No. 18: Declaring the Mollusk Ampularia gigas locally known as the “Golden Kuhol”, as a serious plant pest and providing measures to regulate and control its spread.

1987   

BPI Administrative Order No. 20: Declaring the Mango Pulp Weevil (Sternochetus frigidus Fabr.), a dangerous pest and injurious and placing the Palawan Island Group under quarantine to prevent the spread of said pest.

1988   

BPI Administrative Order No. 14: Declaring the Potato Golden Cyat Nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Woll) a dangerous pest and placing under quarantine all areas in the Philippines where they are found and known to exist.

1988   

BPI Administrative Order No. 15: Modifying BPI Administrative Order No. 6, Series of 1949 (Revised) entitled “Declaring the Coconut Cadang-cadang” a dangerous disease; providing for its control and placing under quarantine all provinces where the diseases already exists and issued by the Director of Plant Industry pursuant to act 3027.

1988   

BPI Administrative Order No. 23: Regulations for importation of fresh fruits and vegetables into the Philippines from countries and places infested with Mediterranean fruitfly (Ceratitis capitata); the Mexican fruitfly (Anastrepha ludens); the Queensland fruitfly (Dacus tryoni) and other fruitflies.

1989   

BPI Administrative Order No. 16: Regulations governing Inter-Provincial/Regional movements of all plants species belonging to Papaya (Carica papaya) in order to prevent the spread of papaya ring spot virus disease (PRSV) to non-infected areas providing measures for the destruction of all infected papaya plants and plant pest thereof.

1993   

DA Special Quarantine Administrative Order No. 1: Amending Section 1 of BPI Special Order No. D-2, Series of 1982, re: Declaring Rice Black Bug (Scotinophora spp. Burn) a dangerous pest of rice and declaring the Palawan Group of Islands under quarantine to prevent the spread thereof to other parts of the Philippines.

1996   

BPI Plant Quarantine Circular No. 01: Guidelines on the Importation of White Potato.

1996   

BPI Plant Quarantine Circular No. 02: Guidelines on the Importation of Garlic.

1996   

BPI Plant Quarantine Circular No. 03: Guidelines on the Importation of White Onion.

1996   

BPI Plant Quarantine Circular No. 04: Guidelines on the Importation of Coffee Beans.

2004   

BPI Quarantine Administrative Order No. 1: Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packing Materials involved in International Trade.

Web source for further information: -

Policies (regarding plant quarantine)

Yes

No

Don’t know

Does phytosanitary legislation cover both domestic and import/export quarantine?

x

   

Is plant quarantine a separate organization from animal quarantine?

x

   

Does phytosanitary legislation cover non-cultivated plants (wild flora)

x

   

Does phytosanitary legislation cover living modified organisms?

  x  

Other policy goals:

Web source for further information: www.da.gov.ph
 

Organization of Plant
Protection Functions

Responsible Organizational Unit
(Ministry/Department/Unit)

Pest Risk Analysis

DA/BPI-PQS

Standards development

DA/BPI-PQS/BAFPS

International notifications

DA-Policy, DA/BPI-PQS

Import:

 

Import permits/inspections

DA/BPI-PQS

Emergency action

DA/BPI-PQS

Export:

 

Phytosanitary certificates

DA/BPI-PQS

Treatment of commodities

DA/BPI-PQS
   
 

Infrastructure

Year:

Total number of plant quarantine officers

137

Total qualified personnel for plant pest risk assessment

100

Number of quarantine offices/stations

30

Number of post-entry plant quarantine containment facilities

3

Number of quarantine service diagnosis laboratories

11

Number of entry points (sea/air/land/mail = total)

90/11/0/1 =102

   

In-country pest diagnostics capabilities (incl. universities, etc.)

 

Number of laboratories for insect samples

11

Number of laboratories for pathogen samples

11

Number of laboratories for plant/weed samples

11

 
Pest-Free Areas Responsible Organizational Unit
(Ministry/Department/Unit)
Overall management  
  surveillance DA-BPI-PQS
  management DA-BPI-PQS
  certification DA-BPI-PQS
List of target pest species and crops Number of sites in [year]

Mango Pulp and Seed Weevil (Mango)

3/year
     
     
     

Key Situation Indicators

International Trade

 

Year:

Main Import Plant Commodities

Main countries of origin

Quantity (tons)

Wheat

Australia, Canada, China, USA, India, Germany

 
Apple

Chile, China, USA

 

Oranges

Australia, China, Taiwan, USA

 
Onion

China, Netherlands, India

 
Garlic

China, India

 
Grapes

Australia, Chile, USA

 
Pears

Australia, China, USA

 
Grapefruits

USA, Australia

 
Fresh Potato

Australia, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland

 

Frozen Potato

Belgium

 

Frozen Vegetables

USA, Belgium, New Zealand, Canada

 
Lychees

China, Taiwan

 

Fresh Vegetables

Belgium, Netherlands, China

 

Main Export Plant Commodities

Main destination countries

 
Fresh Banana

Japan, China, Iran, South Korea, KSA, Kuwait, New Zealand

 
Copra

South Korea, Viet Nam, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Australia

 
Wheat

USA

 

Fresh Pineapple

Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Jebel, Ali, UAE, China

 

Desiccated Coconut

Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, Poland, France, Russia

 
Banana Chips

China, USA, Viet Nam, Germany, Russia, UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, Poland, Hong Kong

 
Shallots

Indonesia, Singapore

 
Tobacco

Thailand, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, USA, Spain, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Sweden, Netherlands

 
Mango

Hong Kong, Japan, China, South Korea, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Belgium, KSA, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Greece, New Zealand, Bahrain, London, Italy, Brunei, UK, Spain, Australia, Dubai, Thailand, Netherlands, France

 
Rubber

China, South Korea, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong

 
 

Cooperation Projects

     

Title (Purpose/Target)

Donor Amount

Years (start-end)

Mango Pulp and Seed Weevil Survey of Davao Del Sur (Shortname)

AusAID 4.6 M Php

Feb. 2006-
Nov. 2006

       

Title of government follow-up programmes

Amount

Years (start-end)

     
     

Key Operation Indicators

Institutional Functions

Year: 2004-2005

Number of import permits issued/inspections

19 883/18 306

Number of emergency phytosanitary treatments taken on imports

48/60

Number of pests intercepted

12/24

Number notifications of non-compliance

48/60

Number of phytosanitary certificates issued
Do you have an electronic certification system?: Yes___No_X_

19 635/29 655

   
 
 

Lists of Regulated Pests

Year of last update

Insects

Pathogens

Plants

Number of regulated quarantine pests

  6

1

 

Number of regulated non-quarantine pests

       

Number of regulated import commodities

       
 

Pest Risk Analysis

Insects

Pathogens

Plants

No. of PRA completed and documented (according to ISPM)

     

Web source for further information: www.da.gov.ph

     

Progress and Constraints

Main Progress in Recent Years (legislation, policies, infrastructure, investments, training, etc.)

  • Construction/repair of PQ buildings and laboratories
  • Participation and meetings regarding SPS/Plant Quarantine
  • Creation of PRA Team
  • Publication of Quarantine Orders/Measures

Main Constraints (personnel, infrastructure, administrative, operational, raining, etc.)

  • Insufficient number of technical personnel to all quarantine ports of the country
  • lack of electronic certification system
  • Funding source
 

Implementation of ISPM

Relevance

Implementation

Planned/Actual
Year of full
implementation

International Measures

low

medium

high

none

partial

most

full

ISPM 01

Principles of plant quarantine as related to international trade    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 02

Guidelines for pest risk analysis    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 03

Code of conduct for the import and release of exotic biological control agents    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 04

Requirements for the establishment of pest free areas    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 05

Glossary of phytosanitary terms    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 06

Guidelines for surveillance    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 07

Export certification system    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 08

Determination of pest status in an area    

x

x

       

ISPM 09

Guidelines for pest eradication programmes    

x

 

x

     

ISPM 10

Requirements for the establishment of pest free places of production and pest free production sites    

x

x

       

ISPM 11

Pest risk analysis for quarantine pests    

x

         

ISPM 12

Guidelines for phytosanitary certificates    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 13

Guidelines for the notification of noncompliance and emergency action    

x

 

x

     

ISPM 14

The use of integrated measures in a systems approach for pest risk management    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 15

Guidelines for regulating wood packaging material in international trade    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 16

Regulated non-quarantine pests: concept and application    

x

 

x

     

ISPM 17

Pest reporting    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 18

Guidelines for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary measure    

x

x

       

ISPM 19

Guidelines on lists of regulated pests    

x

 

x

     

ISPM 20

Guidelines for a phytosanitary import regulatory system    

x

 

x

     

ISPM 21

Pest risk analysis for regulated non-quarantine pests

x

             

ISPM 22

Requirements for the establishment of areas of low pest prevalence    

x

   

x

   

ISPM 23

Guidelines for inspection    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 24

Guidelines for the determination and recognition of equivalence of phytosanitary measures

x

             

ISPM 25

Consignments in transit    

x

     

x

 

ISPM 26

Establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)    

x

 

x

     

ISPM 27

Diagnostic protocols for regulated pests    

x

 

x

     

Comments/Constraints

III. SURVEILLANCE, PEST OUTBREAKS AND INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT

Last updated: December 2006

Policies (regarding invasive/migratory species management)

Yes

No

Don’t know

National strategy to control serious field pest outbreaks?

x

   

National strategy to control migratory or periodically occurring pests?

x

   

National strategy to eradicate serious newly invaded exotic pests?

   

x

Other policies:

List of legislation/regulations/rules for surveillance, pest reporting and emergency actions:
Presidential Decree 936

Web source for further information: www.da.gov.ph

 

Organization of Plant
P rotection Functions

Responsible Organizational Unit
(Ministry/Department/Unit)

Field Pest Outbreaks

(e.g. BPH, bollworm, etc.)

Response strategy/plans

DA-RFU’s, PhilRice, DA, BPI

Surveillance

CPD-BPI, DA, RCPC

Control

CPD-BPI, PhilRice, CDA, LGU’s

Migratory Pest Outbreaks

(e.g. locusts, birds, armyworm)

Response strategy/plans

CPD-BPI, DA-RCPC, LGU’s

Surveillance

CPD-BPI, DA-RFU’s, LGU’s

Control

DA-RCPC, CPD-BPI, PhilRice

New Exotic Pest Eradicatio

n (e.g. coconut beetle)

Response strategy/plans

PCA, CPD-BPI, DA-KASAKALIKASAN, LGU’s

Surveillance CPD-BPI, PCA

Control/eradication

PCA, CPD-BPI, DA-KASAKALIKASAN

   

Reporting to international organizations

BPI-CPD, PQS, NCPC

   
 

Infrastructure

Year:

Number of designated staff for surveillance and control of field pests of national importance

17 plus 16 RCPC’s

Number of designated staff for surveillance and control of migratory and periodically occurring pests

15 plus 16 RCPC’s

Number of designated staff for surveillance and eradication of invasive species

15 plus 16 RCPC’s

Key Situation and Operation Indicators

(Outbreaks and invasions in the past 2 years)

New exotic species found established in country

Insects

Pathogens

Weeds

Total number for year: most recent

 

2

 

Total number for year:

     

Total number on record

     
 

Eradication or internal quarantine actions taken against economically important species

Name of species

Brontispa longissima

Stenocranus pacificus corn plant hopper

 

Year of first discovery

2004

2003

 
Passway      

Location of first discovery

Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

Whole Mindanao
Region and
Bicol Region

 

Area affected [ha]

     

Area treated by government [ha]

     

Control method

 

Biological, cultural, chemical

 
Expenditures      
Note: National Brontispa action team was set up in 2004.
 

Pest outbreak actions

Outbreak 1

Outbreak 2

Outbreak 3

Name of species

CPH

Brontispa, coconut leaf beetle

 

Year of outbreak

2003 2004  

Area affected [ha]

Mindanao, Bicol Region

Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

 

Estimated damage $

     

Area treated by government [ha]

     

Control method

Biological, physical, cultural/chemical

   
Expenditures      

Add more if necessary

     

Progress and Constraints

Main Progress in Recent Years (legislation, policies, infrastructure, investments, training, etc.)

 

Main Constraints (personnel, infrastructure, administrative, operational, training, etc.)

 

IV. PEST MANAGEMENT

Last updated: December 2006

 Policies (regarding pest management)

Yes

No

Don’t know

Do you have policies encouraging organic or low-pesticide production

x

   

Is IPM specifically mentioned in laws or policy documents?

x

   

Do you have official Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) or any other relevant food safety (ecofood, etc.) standards for pest management?

x

   

Is pest management extension separate from general extension?

x

   

Other policies:

List of legislation/regulations/rules for pest management: PD 936

Web source for further information: www.da.gov.ph

 

Organization of Plant Protection Functions

Responsible Organizational Unit
(Ministry/Department/Unit)

Policy development

Department of Agriculture

Pest management research

BAR/SCU’s/BPI/NCPC

Control recommendations

RFU’s/BPI/LGU’s

Pest management extension

Crop Protection Division BPI/NCPC-UPLB/LGU’s

IPM training

DA-KASAKALIKASAN, RFU’s, LGU’s

GAP training

DA-RFU’s/LGU’s/BPI

 

Infrastructure

Year:

Number of officers for pest management

 

Number of regional offices

16

Number of field offices

11 Regions/77 provinces

Number of field/extension agents for pest management advice

 

Number of field/extension agents trained in IPM-FFS facilitation

6 184 IPM-FFS facilities

Number of government biocontrol labs

47

Number of government biopesticide labs

17

Key Situation and Operation Indicators

Pest Management

Yes

No

Don’t know

Does the country have a National IPM Programme?
If yes, give Name and Address of IPM Programme:

KASAKALIKASAN, Department of Agriculture, Elliptical Rd. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

x

   

Does the country have special IPM extension programmes?
If yes, in which crops?:
Rice, corn, vegetables, abaca, coconut, banana, citrus, cotton, IPM for individual pest

x

   

Does the country have special IPM research programmes?
If yes, in which crops?:
Rice, corn, vegetables, cotton, banana, abaca, coconut

x

   
 

Market shares (estimated value, volume or area under control)

Year:

Size of chemical pest control market

 

Size of biopesticides market

 

Size of biological control agents market

 
 

Major pest control requiring crops
(requiring most pesticide applications)

1st

2nd

3rd

Affected crop

     

Name(s) of pest(s)

     

Estimated crop loss

     

Affected area

     

Number of pesticide applications or amount of pesticide used

     

Government action taken

     
       
 

Cooperation Projects

     
Purpose/Target Donor

Amount

Years (start-end)

       
       

Purpose/Target of government follow-up programmes

Amount

Years (start-end)

     
     
 

Pest Management Extension

Year:

Number of farmers trained in IPM during the year

 

Number of IPM-FFS conducted during the year

 

Number of farmers trained in GAP standards during the year

 

Area under IPM/low pesticide management [ha]

 

Crops in which successful IPM technologies are implemented:
rice, corn, vegetables, mango, cotton, locust

Area under organic/pesticide-free management [ha]

 

Crops grown organic/pesticide-free:

 

Progress and Constraints

Main Progress in Recent Years (legislation, policies, infrastructure, investments, training, etc.)

 

Main Constraints (personnel, infrastructure, administrative, operational, training, etc.)

 

V. PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT

Last updated: December 2006

List of Key Legislation/Regulations/Rules

Presidential Degree No. 114
Letter of Instruction No. 986
Magna Carta Act for Small farmers
Consumer Act of the Philippines.

Web source for further information: –

 Policies (regarding pesticide management)

Yes

No

Don’t know

Do you have national pesticide reduction targets?
If yes, what is the target: ____________

     

Have you ratified the Rotterdam (PIC) Convention?

     

Have you ratified the Stockholm (POP) Convention?

     

Have your ratified the Basel Convention? (hazardous wastes)

     

Have you reported the observance of the Code of Conduct to FAO according to Art. 12 of the Code?

     

Have you adopted Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)?

     
       

Pesticide Registration

     

Do you require pesticides to conform to relevant FAO or WHO specifications?

     

Do you allow the “me-too” registration and sale of generic pesticides?

     

Do you require data on product equivalence for generic registration?

     

Do you conduct country-specific risk assessments for…

     
 

occupational risks?

     
 

consumer risks?

     
 

environmental risks?

     

Have you adopted the Global Harmonized System (GHS) for pesticides hazards evaluation and labeling?

     

Do you accept evaluation results from other countries?

     

Do you accept field studies conducted in other countries?

     

Do you require environmental fate studies?

     
       

Incentives/Disincentives

     

Do you have a special tax on pesticides to cover externality costs?

     

Do you subsidize or provide low-cost pesticides?

     

Do you subsidize or provide low-cost biopesticides?

     
             

Other policies:

Web source for further information:

 

Organization of Plant
Protection Functions

 Responsible Organizational Unit
(Ministry/Department/Unit)
Legislation DA/BPI/FPA
Registration DA/FPA

Licensing of shops

DA/FPA

Licensing of applicators

DA/FPA

Enforcement/inspections

BPI-PQS

Testing of pesticide efficacy

NCPC

Development of pesticide use recommendations

FPA

Safe use training/extension

DA/FPA

Food residue monitoring

BFAD/BPI-NPAL

Environmental monitoring

DENR

Health monitoring

DOH

Other Stakeholders:

 

Pesticide Industry Association

Crop Life Philippines, Philippine Manufacturing Association

Civil Society Organizations (NGO, etc.)

 
 

Infrastructure

Year:

Number of registration officers

 

Number of enforcement officers

 

Number of department quality control laboratories

 

Number of quality control laboratory personnel

 

Number of department residue analysis laboratories

 

Number of residue laboratory personnel

 

Key Situation Indicators

Pesticide Trade:

Tons

$ ’000 Value

Imports

31 735 (formulated)

 
Manufacture    
Export    
Sales    

Pesticide Use Profile:

Tons (active ingredient)

$ ’000 Value

Agriculture 22 470  
  Insecticides 32%  
  Fungicides 33%  
  Herbicides 34%  
  Other    
Veterinary    

Public Health

   
Household    
Other 9 265  
TOTAL 31 735  
 

Testing, Quality Control and Effects in the Field

Yes

No

Don’t know

Do you have significant problems with low-quality pesticides in the market?

x

   

Do you have significant problems with pesticide resistance?

   

x

 

Health and Environmental Information

Yes

No

Don’t know

Do you maintain data on pesticide poisoning cases?

   

x

Do you have a system to monitor pesticide residues in food?

x

   

Do you have a system to monitor pesticide residues in the environment?

 

x

 

Do you have significant problems of environmental contamination from pesticides?

 

x

 

Do you have data on pesticides effects on wildlife and ecosystems?

 

x

 
 

Pesticide Disposal

Yes

No

Don’t know

Do you have services to collect and safely dispose of used containers and small quantities of left-over pesticides?

   

x

Do you have an inventory of outdated and obsolete pesticides in the country?

 

x

 

Do you have illegal trade in pesticides?
if yes: what is the estimated amount: _______________

   

x

Key Operation Indicators

Registration/Regulation/Monitoring

Year: 

a.i.*

Trade Name

Number of registered pesticide products

   

Number of registered biopesticides

   

Number of restricted-use pesticides

   

Number of banned pesticides

28

 
   

Number of licensed outlets

   

Number of licensed applicators

   
     

Number of licensing violations reported during year

   
     

Number of quality control analyses conducted during year

   
     

Number of food samples analyzed for pesticide residues during year

   

Number of samples exceeding MRL

   
     

Number of environmental samples analyzed for pesticide residues

   
* active ingredient
 

Cooperation Projects

     
Purpose/Target Donor Amount

Years (start-end)

       
       

Purpose/Target of government follow-up programmes

Amount

Years (start-end)

     
     

Progress and Constraints

Main Progress in Recent Years (legislation, policies, infrastructure, investments, training, etc.)

 

Main Constraints (personnel, infrastructure, administrative, operational, training, etc.)

 

VI. ADDITIONAL ISSUES OF INTEREST

Last updated: December 2006

Genetically Modified Crops

 

Name of GMO Crop

Area under Cultivation [ha]

   
   
   
   

 

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