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Regulatory Agencies

Regulatory Agencies


Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standard

The BAFS is an agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for setting and implementing standards for fresh primary and secondary processed agricultural and fishery products.

Bureau of Customs

The BOC is the second largest collection agency of the government after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Bureau of Fire Protection

The BFP is agency under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) responsible for implementing national policies related to firefighting and fire prevention.

Bureau of Immigration

The BI is the immigration regulatory and control body of the Philippines.

Bureau of Internal Revenue

BIR is an agency under the Department of Finance, in charge of collecting revenues for the government.

Bureau of Plant Industry

The BPI is a government agency which implements programs of the Department of Agriculture and helps in the overall management and innovation of the Philippine industry.

Cebu Port Authority

The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) was created through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7621 signed on June 26, 1992 to specifically administer all ports located in Cebu Province.

Cooperative Development Authority

The CDA is the lead government agency in the development and regulation of cooperatives in the Philippines.

Department of Agrarian Reform

The DAR is the implementing agency of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). It undertakes land tenure improvement, development of program beneficiaries, and agrarian justice delivery.

Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the promotion of agricultural and fisheries development and growth

Department of Finance

The DOF is the government’s steward of sound fiscal policy. It formulates revenue policies that will ensure funding of critical government programs that promote welfare among our people and accelerate economic growth and stability.

Department of Foreign Affairs

The DFA is the agency tasked to contribute to the enhancement of national security and the protection of the territorial integrity and national sovereignty, to participate in the national endeavor of sustaining development and enhancing the Philippines' competitive edge and the overall management of international/foreign matters.

Department of Health

The DOH holds the over-all technical authority on health as it is a national health policy-maker and regulatory institution.

Department of Labor and Employment

The DOLE is the executive department of the Philippine government that is tasked with the enforcement of the provisions of the Labor Code.

Department of Science and Technology

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the premiere science and technology body in the country charged with the twin mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological activities, and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development.

Department of Tourism

The DOT is the executive department responsible for the regulation of the Philippine tourism industry and the promotion of the Philippines as a tourist destination.

Department of Trade and Industry

The DTI is the executive department tasked as the main economic catalyst that enables innovative, competitive, job-generating, inclusive business, and empowers consumers.

Environmental Management Bureau

The EMB is the national authority in the Philippines that sets air and water quality standards and monitors ambient and point source pollutants. It manages hazardous and toxic wastes under the laws in the country.

Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority

The PhilFIDA is an agency under the DA responsible for promoting the accelerated growth and development of the fiber industry.

Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is an agency under the DOH tasked to ensure the health and safety of food and drugs made available to the public.

Food Development Center

The FDC provides technical services, technologies and training to ensure the quality and safety of agricultural and fishery products for the export market. The Food Development Center is an ISO 9001:2000 certified directorate of the National Food Authority.

Forest Management Bureau

The Forest Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources provides technical guidance to the central and field offices for the effective protection, development, and conservation of forestlands and watersheds.

Games and Amusement Board

The GAB is the regulatory body of professional sports in the Philippines.

Home Development Mutual Fund

Also known as Pag-Ibig Fund. It is mainly responsible for the administration of the national savings program and affordable shelter financing for Filipinos employed by local and foreign-based employers as well as voluntary and self-employed members.

Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board

The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) is a national government agency tasked as the planning, regulatory and quasi-judicial body for land use development and real estate and housing regulation.

Land Management Bureau

The LMB is an agency under the DENR responsible for administering, surveying, managing, and disposing of Alienable and Disposable (A&D) lands and other government lands not placed under the jurisdiction of other government agencies.

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

The LTFRB is responsible for promulgating, administering, enforcing, and monitoring compliance of policies, laws, and regulations of public land transportation services.

Land Transportation Office

The LTO is the agency is responsible for all land transportation in the Philippines, especially implementing transportation laws, rules and regulations.[1]

Maritime Industry Authority

The MARINA is an agency under the DOTr responsible for integrating the development, promotion, and regulation of the maritime industry in the Philippines.

National Food Authority

The NFA is an agency under the Office of the President responsible for ensuring the food security of the Philippines and stability of supple and price of staple grains.

National Historical Commission of the Philippines

The NHCP is the primary agency responsible for the promotion of Philippine history.

National Water Resources Board

The NWRB is the leading agency for the water sector in the Philippines.

Office for Transportation Security

The OTS is the agency responsible for the security of the transportation of the country.

Office of Transportation Cooperatives

The OTC promulgates and implements rules and regulations to govern the promotion, organization, regulation, supervision, and development of transportation cooperatives.

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

The PAGCOR is a government-owned and controlled corporation responsible for the regulation of gaming operations in the Philippines.

Philippine Coast Guard

The PCG is an armed and uniformed service attached to the DOTr.

Philippine Coconut Authority

The PCA is the sole government agency that is tasked to develop the industry to its full potential in line with the new vision of a united, globally competitive and efficient coconut industry.

Philippine Economic Zone Authority

The PEZA is an agency attached to the DTI tasked to promote investments, extend assistance, register, grant incentives to and facilitate the business operations of investors in export-oriented manufacturing and service facilities inside areas within the country proclaimed as PEZA Special Economic Zones.

Philippine Healthcare Insurance System

The PHIC is the lead agency tasked to implement the National Health Insurance Program.

Philippine Ports Authority

The PPA is a government-owned and contolled corporation under the DOTr in charge of port administration in the Philippines.

Philippine Shipper’s Bureau - Department of Trade and Industry

The PSB is a government agency under DTI who is responsible for the protection of the interests of Philippine importers, exporters and other commercial users of water transport.

Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC is the agency responsible for maintaining the company register and regulating the securities industry in the Philippines.

Social Security System

The SSS is a social insurance program in the Philippines to workers in the private, professional, and informal sectors.

Sugar Regulatory Administration

The SRA is an agency under the DA responsible for promoting the growth and development of the sugar industry in the Philippines.

Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority

The TIEZA is an agency under the DOT responsible for implementing policies and programs pertaining to the development, promotion, and supervision of tourism projects in the Philippines.

Last updated on 06/11/2018