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National Biosafety Website or Database (NDB)
last updated: 03 Dec 2008
Biosafety Clearing-House of the PhilippinesEN
The BCH Pilipinas is the Philippine node of the Biosafety Clearing-House mechanism established under Article 20 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. It is a centralized operational BCH national system designed to facilitate the exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs). Similarly, experiences on the use of LMOs by the participating agencies involved in biosafety regulation and other biosafety-related organizations are also shared. As a central repository of information, it serves as a "one-stop shop" where users composed of public research institutions, private sector and other stakeholders, can readily access biosafety-related information. Thus, BCH Pilipinas serves as a venue for information exchange for providers and users of biosafety information in a transparent, accurate and timely manner. The information in the BCH Pilipinas are provided by the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP) and the Competent National Authorities: Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The information are then submitted to the BCH Focal Point for onward transmittal to the BCH Central Portal.EN