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Business and consumers participate in the global celebration on standards

Business and consumers participate in the global celebration on standards

The dust has settled - dialogues have been made, policy makers committed to the Philippines’ National Quality Infrastructure (NQI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committed to assist, contest winners have been announced and recognized, and, consumers were treated with DTI- certified products sold at discounted prices.

The Department of Trade and Industry through its Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) successfully celebrated the 44th National Standards Week (NSW) to observe the 49th World Standards Day (NSW) by conducting activities that aims to strengthen the participant’s awareness of the importance and relevance of standards in their daily lives.

The program and activities emphasized the importance of standards; benefits of standardization, and relevance of conformity assessment procedures.

The NSW celebrated every October 08-14 of each year, adopts the WSD theme, “International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution” that focuses on the role of standards on emerging technologies and how this connectivity of people and things will impact the way we produce, trade and communicate. The WSD is also an annual event that recognizes the commitment and dedication of individuals who work hand in hand in the conceptualization and development of a document established by consensus and approved by a recognized body commonly referred to as standard.

Enhanced Standards Blitz/ Orientation on Standards and Standardization

As a kick-off activity to the 2018 NSW celebrations, the DTI-BPS in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) conducted an Enhanced Standards Blitz/ Orientation on Standards and Standardization that intends to raise awareness on product safety based on the Philippine National Standards (PNS).

Attended by more than 150 students and teachers from secondary public schools in the National Capital Region (NCR), this year’s orientation was extra special as the seminar was highlighted by the appearance of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)’s Secretary-General as the key resource person in the morning event. ISO Secretary General Sergio Mujica, provided valuable insights to the students and teachers on how the world has evolved and is continuously improving with standards as the backbone of progress. He also encouraged the students to appreciate the importance of standards and take part in standardization activities as future standards professionals in the country

The ISO Secretary General, who was in the country for a series of dialogues with high-level government legislative leaders and standards professionals, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to speak before the Philippines’s future industry professionals.

8th Standards Essay Writing and Poster Making Contest

Starting them young. The celebration of the NSW also means that the DTI will once again conduct the Standards Essay Writing Contest (SEWC) and Standards Poster Making Contest (SPMC) for secondary level students of public schools in the NCR. Now on its 8th year, the SEWC saw 23 students from the districts of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig-Pateros and Valenzuela competing to take this year’s essay writing championship trophy.

In the end, Malabon National High School’s Kazzandra Ysabel Baysa was judged as the champion for her essay entitled “The Zeros of Ones and Transcendence” while Dominic Job Ibay of Taguig Science High School and Elayza Mae Suficiencia of Sen. Rene Cayetano Science and Technology High School placed 1st and 2nd runners up respectively.

Meanwhile, out of the 12 participating schools, Joshua Bolocon of Las Piñas High School bested 17 other student-contestants for the championship in the poster making event as Pasig City Science High School’s Angelo Redoblado and Nicholas Selwyn Jalea of Marikina Science High School were the first and second placers of the 2nd Standards Poster Making Contest.

Both the SEWC and SPMC were guided by the same theme, “Standards in the Revolution of Digital Technologies”. The awarding of winners of the SEWC and SPMC were held last 20 October 2018 during the DTI’s Konsyumer At Iba (KATBP) radio program in ABSCBN’s DzMM.

5th Broadcasting Seminar for Bidang Konsyumer

In addition to the contests, the DTI-BPS also held a broadcasting seminar facilitated by DzMM’s Executive Producer Mr. Charlie Nabartey and anchor Atty. Noel Del Prado. Students and teachers/mentors from participating schools of the SEWC and SPMC as well as Bidang Konsyumer citizen consumer patrollers were invited to attend the afternoon session.

Atty. Del Prado gave an overview discussion on libel and oral defamation in the broadcast industry. He also emphasized strong points on personal conversations in social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that can be used as evidences in libel and/or oral defamation cases.

To support the thrust in increasing the awareness of consumers on the programs and activities of DTI, Mr. Nabartey discussed the DTI’s flag ship consumer-oriented show, KATBP now on its 13th year. He also stressed the importance citizen journalism in reporting issues and concerns in their respective communities.

Philippines- ISO Dialogues

The culture of quality must always be a top priority for local manufacturers. As such, a sound and effective National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) must be developed to expand and enter the international markets. And what better way to push this culture of quality than the ISO Secretary General Sergio Mujica himself.

Mr. Mujica’s two (2) – day visit to the country aims to inform and promote the country’s NQI with dialogues with the members of the Philippine Congress and some notable standards professionals. The morning and afternoon dialogues, scheduled last 09 October 2018 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, also intends to build a culture of quality through provisions of a sound and effective framework which allows the development and compliance with increasing quality requirements and supports the national authorities in their mandates on industry competitiveness, free trade, consumer protection, and environment protection.

Through the DTI-BPS, Mr. Mujica met with Senator Aquilino “Koko” L. Pimentel III, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship and Congressman Ferjenel G. Biron, M.D., Chairman of the House Committee on Trade and Industry to discuss the relevance and benefits of the proposed National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) in the country.

Through the guidance and expertise of ISO Secretary General Muijica, Sen. Pimentel addressed the importance of NQI as a means to provide “Filipino consumers with the best”. He emphasized that the NQI is a measure for the country to provide the best to Filipino consumers and for the country to provide the best products and services globally.

Rep. Biron, in his presentation, reiterated his full support to the thrust of the DTI to instill the culture of quality to everyone. He acknowledged that through the NQI, local suppliers and manufacturers will now be given the opportunity to expand their businesses.

Meanwhile, the afternoon session of the scheduled dialogues saw ISO Secretary General Sergio Mujica and Regional Manager of ISO (REI) – Asia, Mr. Kolin Low addressing members of the DTI-BPS’ Technical Committees. Mr. Mujica and Mr. Low also provided updates and discussed issues and concerns on international standardization programs and on PH’ standardization activities.

The DTI-BPS, the country’s National Standards Body (NSB), submitted The National Quality Infrastructure Act or Senate Bill 707 sponsored by then chair of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino, IV. Senate Bill 707 was filed last 20 July 2016 on the first regular session of the 17th Congress and had its first reading last 10 August 2016.

Certified Products Market

A National Standards Week celebration would not be complete without the on-demand mini-market featuring certified products with Philippine Standard (PS) and Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) marks. The three (3)- day certified products market intends to remind the general public the importance of checking the PS and ICC marks prior to their purchase of the said products. A total of 16 exhibitors offering products such as motorcycle helmets, home appliances, electrical wiring devices, Christmas lights, monobloc chairs and products under the categories of basic necessities and prime commodities were sold at discounted rates.

Technical Committee (TC) Forum

The celebration of NWS and WSD also means recognizing the commitment and dedication of standards professionals in standards development. With this, the DTI-BPS once again conducted the BPS-Technical Committee Forum held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas Center, Quezon city last 12 October 2018.

Attended by more than 300 standards professional across the various DTI stakeholders, the annual forum aims to establish a more dynamic partnership among the TC members as well as to discuss ways forward, convey direction and updates on standards development work in the country.

Among the relevant topics that were discussed included the Philippine Development Plan of 2014-2022 and the Ambisyon Natin 2040; Data Privacy and Protection; Cyber Security and Information and Communications Technology to the Fourth Industrial Revolution; application of Robotics Process and Automation & Artificial Intelligence; “The Application: Internet of Things and EMC”; and, presentations on the International Electrotechnical Commission- National Committee of the Philippines (IEC-NCP) and the IEC Young Professional Program.

The TC Forum was also an opportunity to underscore future plans and roles of DTI and its stakeholders in achieving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The participants were also commended for their efforts in standards development to further enhance the Philippines’ competitiveness in the international markets and ensure consumer protection.

The DTI- Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) operates the contests and the broadcasting seminar through its broadcasting program, Konsyumer Atbp (KATBP) that airs over ABS-CBN’s DZMM, every Saturday from 10:30 in the morning to 12:00 noon. The DTI, DepEd and ABS-CBN conducted said events in cooperation with the Peideworth Marketing, Cemex Philippines Group of Companies, TUV Rheinland Philippines, Bostanten Corporation, Mariwasa, Nestle Philippines, Ikhea Lightings, Inc., Everstrong Helmet Manufacturing Corporation, Konka, Dowell Philippines and, Shining East Marketing Corporation.
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