BAGUIO CITY — In a resolute move to uphold consumer safety and protect the local market from substandard products, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Baguio-Benguet Provincial Office conducted destruction and disposal operation for confiscated uncertified mandatory products on May 17, 2023.

Affirming its commitment to maintaining product standards and ensuring the welfare of consumers, the DTI Baguio-Benguet Provincial Office executed this operation at the DTI Warehouse in Baguio City. The activity was supervised and witnessed by the office’s COA resident auditor. This undertaking aligns with the government’s continuous efforts to safeguard the public from potentially hazardous or non-compliant goods.

The confiscated uncertified mandatory products consisted of a wide range of items, including:

  1. 43 Single electric stoves,
  2. 16 double electric stoves,
  3. Four pcs electric rice cooker,
  4. eight electric kettles,
  5. 150 LED lamps (of various wattage),
  6. 52 lamp starters,
  7. 1 induction cooker and
  8. 20 rolls of Polyethylene (PE) Pipes for Potable Water.

These products were found to be in violation of mandatory certification standards set by the relevant authorities, posing risks to consumers and potentially undermining fair competition among legitimate businesses.

The DTI Baguio-Benguet Provincial Office would like to remind both consumers and businesses of the significance of purchasing and selling only certified and compliant products. Keep in mind to always check and look for the PS Marks or ICC stickers when buying these products.  The list of products which are covered by mandatory certification can be checked at the website of Bureau of Philippine Standards or the link

It is crucial to prioritize safety and quality when making consumer choices and to ensure compliance with established regulations to maintain fair competition in the marketplace.*

Date of release: 05 June 2023