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
Wider Audiences by Showcasing PAB's AVP in the World Wide Web
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
How Accreditation Helps Consumers
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
Relevance of Accreditation to MSMEs
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
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
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.