CONSUMER HEALTH - National and International Government for Consumer Protection | QUARTER I WEEK 5-6

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Government agencies in the Philippines that implement the “Consumer Act of the Philippines”
1. The Department of Trade and Industry is concerned with consumer products and warranties.
2. The Department of Education is concerned with the consumer education and information.
3. The Department of Agriculture is concerned with the agricultural products for human consumptions; these include the assurance of quality and safety of every livestock and fisheries product sell in the market.
4. The Department of Health is tasked to establish a standards and quality measure for foods, drugs devices and cosmetics.International government agencies and private organizations that implement programs for consumer protection

1. The Consumers International is a membership organization for consumer group around the word. This organization believes that every consumer has an access to safe and sustainable products and services.
2. The ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Consumer protection is an ASEAN organization that aims to protect consumer against substandard products, unethical and unfair trading.
• Consumer protection - It is the practice of safeguarding buyers of goods and services, and the public, against unfair practices in the marketplace. Consumer protection measures are often established by law See citation to
• Consumer participation - is broadly defined as 'the process of involving health consumers in decision-making about health service planning, policy
development, setting priorities and quality issues in the delivery of health services'
see citation to (Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, 1998).
• Based on Article 148 of the Republic Act No. 7394 or also known as Consumer Act
of the Philippines in order to improve the management, coordination and
effectiveness of consumer programs, A National Consumer Affairs Council was created. It is composed of representatives from the following government agencies and non-government agencies:
o Department of Trade and Industry (DTI);
o Department of Education, Culture and Sports;
o Department of Health (DOH)
o Department of Agriculture (DA)
o Four (4) consumer organizations of nationwide base
o Two (2) business / industry secto
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