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The National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP) was created by Executive Order No. 430 on 15 October 1990 and strengthened on 17 March 2006 through Executive Order No. 514.
This website hopes to provide you information regarding regulatory requirements for experiments on modern biotechnology. May you find this website useful. We welcome your reactions and feedbacks.
Mandate of the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP)
The NCBP shall be the lead body to coordinate and harmonize inter-agency and multi-sector efforts to develop biosafety policies in the country and set scientific, technical and procedural standards on actions by agencies and other sectors to promote biosafety in the Philippines.
First Consultation on the Drafting of the Philippine Position to the Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP7)
The National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP), under the Chairmanship of Secretary Mario G. Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology held its first consultation with the stakeholders on the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 19 August 2014 at the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in DOST, Bicutan, Taguig. The consultation presented the developments and accomplishments of the Executive Secretary and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the decisions made during the COP/MOP6 in 2012. The consultations likewise presented the country's draft position on three articles of the Protocol which will be negotiated during the “7th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP7)” namely Risk Assessment (Article 15), Risk Management (Article 16) and Information Sharing and the Biosafety Clearing-House (Article 20).
Stakeholders from the academe, industry, public and private research institutions, regulatory agencies of the four Competent National Authorities and other Departments as well as representatives from non-government organizations attended the event. The inputs, comments and concerns raised by the stakeholders during the open forum were noted.
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety under the Convention on Biological Diversity provides guidance to Parties with regard to the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology specifically focusing on transboundary movements. As Party to the Cartagena Protocol, the Philippines is expected to fulfill its obligations, among them are attendance to the biennial COP/MOP meetings in order to articulate the country’s stance on the outstanding and substantive provisions of the Protocol.
The Consultation is in line with the government’s commitment to espouse transparency, balanced and increased awareness and public participation in developing and adopting biosafety policies and in making biosafety decisions.
- Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
- Biosafety Clearing-House of the Philippines
- Department of Agriculture (DA)
- Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry Biotech Website
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
- Department of Health (DOH)
- Official Portal of the Republic of the Philippines
- Biosafety Clearing House Central Portal
- Codex Alimentarius - Biotechnology
- Convention on Biological Biodiversity (CBD) - Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
- International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) - International Phytosanitary Portal
- Office International des Epizooties (OIE) - World Organization for Animal Health
- World Health Organization (WHO)