As a regulatory agency under the Department of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, created under Republic Act No. 3720, series of 1963, as amended by Executive Order 175, series of 1987, otherwise known as the “Food, Drugs and Devices, and Cosmetics Act”, and subsequently Republic Act No. 9711 otherwise known as “The Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, is mandated to ensure the safety, efficacy or quality of health products as defined by RA No. 97111, which include means food, drugs, cosmetics, devices, biologicals, vaccines, in-vitro diagnostic reagents, radiation-emitting devices or equipment, and household/urban hazardous substances, including pesticides and toys, or consumer products that may have an effect on health which require regulations as determined by the FDA.
Among others, the FDA is also mandated to enforce the provisions of the following laws:
The Food and Drug Administration to be an internationally recognized center of excellence in health product regulation by 2026.
To guarantee the safety, quality, purity, efficacy of products in order to protect and promote the right to health of the general public.
IV. List of Officials
|Dr. Samuel A. Zacate Director General||Office of the Director General|
|Atty. Ronald R. De Veyra, MBA, CESO II Deputy Director General for Internal Management||Office of the Deputy Director General for Internal Management|
|Dr. Oscar G. Gutierrez, Jr., MPA, PCVPH, Deputy Director General for Field Regulatory Operations Office||Office of the Deputy Director General for Field Regulatory Operations Office|
|Engr. Ana Trinidad F. Rivera Director IV||Center for Cosmetics and Household Urban Hazardous Substances Regulation and Research|
|Jesusa Joyce N. Cirunay Director IV||Center for Drug Regulation and Research|
|Engr. Ma. Cecilia C. Matienzo Director IV||Center for Device Regulation, Radiation and Health Research|
|Pilar Marilyn M. Pagayunan Director IV||Center for Food Regulation and Research|
|Jocelyn E. Balderrama, RPh., MBA Director III||Common Services Laboratory|
|Atty. Emilio L. Polig, Jr. Director III||Legal Services Support Center|
|Estrellita B. Pastolero, MGM Officer-In-Charge||Food and Drug Action Center|
|Irene Florentino-Fariñas, RPh., MD, MNSA Director II, Officer-In-Charge||Policy and Planning Service|
|Gomel C. Gabuna, LlB, MDM, CESE Director II||North Luzon Cluster, Field Regulatory Operations Officer|
|Arnold G. Alindada, Dr. HCM, MPH, RMT Director II||South Luzon Cluster, Field Regulatory Operations Office|
|Rica Reina C. Aumentado Director II, Officer-In-Charge||Visayas Cluster, Field Regulatory Operations Office|
|Deborah S. Legaspi Director II||Mindanao East Cluster, Field Regulatory Operations Office|
|Sharon Rose P. Garcia Director II, Officer-In-Charge||Mindanao West Cluster, Field Regulatory Operations Office|