In Photo: DTI-Laguna Reminds Service and Repair Shops to Renew Accreditation

VICTORIA, LAGUNA – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province of Laguna reminds all Laguna-based service and repair shop enterprises to renew their accreditation on or before 31 January 2024 without penalty.

Under Presidential Decree No. 1572 as amended by Article 128 of the Republic Act (RA) 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines, no person shall operate a repair and service firm or act as technical personnel therein without first being accredited by the DTI.

The accreditation of repair and service shops and their technical personnel aims to protect the interest of the consumers availing their services. The accreditation, likewise, ensures that the enterprises have the necessary tools, equipment, and facilities and that its technical personnel have the required expertise to provide the services.

In line with this, the DTI Laguna Provincial Office accredits business enterprises engaged directly or indirectly, in the repair, service, or maintenance of motor vehicles; heavy equipment and engines and engineering works; electronics, electrical, air-conditioning, and refrigeration; office machine and data processing equipment; medical and dental equipment; and other consumer mechanical and industrial equipment, appliances, or devices.

DTI will continue to ensure strict compliance of the service and repair shops with the accreditation requirements by conducting regular monitoring and enforcement activities in the province. Cars and motorcycle dealerships are likewise encouraged to have their facilities and services accredited by the Department whether their repair services are offered for free or paid for by their exclusive clientele.

Relevant forms and requirements can be accessed through this link:

For questions and clarifications regarding the filing of applications for renewal of service and repair enterprises, call DTI-Laguna Consumer Protection Division at 0917 500 4317 or email them at (TFTawingan, DTI-Laguna)

Date of release: 17 January 2024