A list of recently published and updated articles regarding medical device regulatory updates from the PFDA and other governing bodies in the Philippines.

Philippines FDA Moves to Streamline Submission Systems for Device Registration and Licensing

This month, the Center for Device Regulation, Radiological Health and Research (CDRRHR) has relocated from the Department of Health in Manila to new facilities within the FDA central compound in Alabang.

The Philippines Appoints New FDA Director General

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Charade Galang-Puno as the new Director General of the Philippines Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Galang-Puno is one of 42 appointees sworn in on Monday, August 15 at the Malacañang Palace in Manila.

The Philippines FDA No Longer Requires Physical Samples for Medical Device Registration

The Philippines FDA Publishes New Guidance on Medical Device Recalls

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Circular clarifying medical device recall requirements referenced in sections 5 (k) of the FDA Act of 2009. The requirements will go into effect in September of 2016.


With FDA Advisory No. 2017-180 issued on June 20, 2017 the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced intentions to gradually switch to power-free gloves.  A full ban of powdered surgical and examination glove will go into effect on January 1, 2019 effecting the importation, distribution and sale of specified devices.

Philippines Implements New Customs Clearance Procedure for Radiation Devices

Radiation-emitting medical devices such as X-ray machines, MRIs, linear accelerators and ultrasound scanners are now subject to a new customs clearance release procedure administered by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Philippines FDA Streamlines Amendment Submission Process

On December 15, 2017 the FDA released guidance that provides for streamlining of the submission process for CPR amendments.