THE CONSUMER PROTECTION GROUP
The Consumer Protection Group (CPG), headed by Undersecretary Teodoro C. Pascua, is in charge of the enforcement of laws to protect consumers, consumer education, and formation of consumer groups.
Under the CPG are the following bureaus/offices:
Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS)
Develops, promotes, and implements standards and related programs nationwide. It also participates and represents the country in various standards-related activities worldwide and an active member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality.
Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB)
Functions as a policy-making body and oversees the advocacy of trade and consumer protection laws.
Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB)
Oversees the overall implementation of trade and consumer protection laws. FTEB handles import regulation, sales promotion, product standards monitoring, business licensing, enforcement, mediation, and adjudication as regards the Consumer Act, Price Act, and Business Name Laws.
Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB)
The Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), formerly the Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO), provides accreditation to Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) such as Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Testing and Calibration Laboratories, and Medical Testing Laboratories in accordance with ISO standards, international requirements, and PAB accreditation criteria.