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The S&C Portal
The Standards and Conformance (S&C) Portal is an online facility that offers an easy access to a wide range of information on standards, regulations and conformity assessment activities in the Philippines and other WTO member countries.
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Why Use the S&C Portal?
It facilitates a fast, efficient and cost-effective way of obtaining extensive information on standards, conformity assessment requirements, and other trade-related technical regulations/laws;
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Who's Behind the S&C Portal?
The S&C Portal is administered by the Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS), which is the National Standards Body of the Philippines and the WTO TBT Enquiry Point of the country.  
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DTI-BPS hosts JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience

DTI-BPS hosts JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience

Every year, the Philippines is hit with different typhoons. In 2013, the Philippines was struck with the Super Typhoon Haiyan (international name) or known as the Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Typhoon Yolanda claimed 7,350 dead or missing people, making it the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclone to have ever been recorded in the Philippines. Tacloban was the city that was devastated the most during the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. The residents of Tacloban endured the heavy winds, floods and landslides that tore about a million homes and took thousands of lives.

This is only one of the many natural disasters in the Philippines. Since the Philippines is situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes also often happen. Although the Philippines takes a lot of preventive measures to prepare for these natural disasters, we can always never be too sure of our safety.

In collaboration with the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APCF), the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) hosted the JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience held at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City on 15 February 2019. With IEC expert speakers from different companies, the seminar presented how standards can help the Philippines to prepare and recover effectively from disasters.
Director James E. Empeño of the Bureau of Philippine Standards opened the event stating that, “while it is true that the Filipinos are known for being resilient and for being able to smile despite the occurrence of both natural and man-made disasters, it must be noted that this should be accompanied with vigilance and preparedness”. Director Empeño also added that the Philippine government has been very active in implementing projects such as the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program to help the country and its citizens prepare for the disasters and also recover from such.