Regional or National Measures

Philippines
ABS Measures
  • Executive Order 247 Guidelines on Bioprospecting
  • Guidelines for Bioprospecting Activities in the Philippines
  • Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9147 - Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
  • Republic Act No. 8371: The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997
  • Republic Act No. 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
  • Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8371, otherwise known as the "Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act of 1997"
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Executive Order 247 Guidelines on Bioprospecting
    Inter-Agency Committee on Biological and Genetic Resources through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) (research agreements) Section 4
    Role Section 7
    Scope
    Guidelines for Bioprospecting Activities in the Philippines
    Bioprospecting activities Section 2
    Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9147 - Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    All wildlife species, including exotic species Section 3
    Republic Act No. 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    All wildlife species, including exotic species Section 3
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Executive Order 247 Guidelines on Bioprospecting
    Research agreements (commercial and non-commercial use) Section 4-5
    Guidelines for Bioprospecting Activities in the Philippines
    Guidelines for PIC Section 13
    PIC certificate Annex IV
    Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9147 - Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Collection and/or possession of by-products and derivatives Section 9 (Rule 9.1)
    Republic Act No. 8371: The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997
    Access in ancestral lands and domains Section 35
    Republic Act No. 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Collection of wildlife Sections 6-7
    PIC for bioprospecting Section 14
    Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8371, otherwise known as the "Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act of 1997"
    Activities subject to PIC Rule IV (Part III) (Section 7) (a-b)
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Executive Order 247 Guidelines on Bioprospecting
    Minimum terms of agreement Section 5
    Guidelines for Bioprospecting Activities in the Philippines
    Bioprospecting undertaking (agreement) Section 6.1
    Certificate of acceptance (of benefits) Annex VII
    Guidelines for benefit-sharing Sections 14-22
    Material transfer agreement Annex II
    Quota of allowable species/specimens to be collected Annex III
    Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9147 - Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Terms for collection of wildlife Section 7
    Terms for scientific research on wildlife (non-commercial purposes) Section 15
    Republic Act No. 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Collection permit Section 20
    Terms for scientific research on wildlife (non-commercial purposes) Section 15
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Executive Order 247 Guidelines on Bioprospecting
    Termination of permit Section 5(f)
    Guidelines for Bioprospecting Activities in the Philippines
    Certificate of compliance to collection quota Annex VIII
    Compliance to proper procurement of PIC Annex VI
    Monitoring Sections 23-27
    Sanctions and remedies Sections 30-31
    Republic Act No. 8371: The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997
    Punishable acts and applicable penalties Section 72-73
    Republic Act No. 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Illegal acts and penalties Section 27(f), 28
    Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8371, otherwise known as the "Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act of 1997"
    Penalties Rule XI (Part II) (Section 1-3)
    Punishable acts related to ancestral lands/domains Rule XI (Part I) (Section 1) (b)
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    Executive Order 247 Guidelines on Bioprospecting
    Access to information of discoveries Section 5(d)
    PIC for access Section 2, 5(m)
    Royalty payments Section 5(e)
    Traditional use Section 3
    Republic Act No. 8371: The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997
    Right to indigenous knowledge Section 34
    Republic Act No. 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Traditional use Section 7
    Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8371, otherwise known as the "Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act of 1997"
    Protection of biological and genetic resources Rule IV (Section 17)
    Other
    Guidelines for Bioprospecting Activities in the Philippines
    Checklist of process and content indicators Annex V
    Exemptions Section 3
    Terms and conditions Annex I
    Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9147 - Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Definition of bioprospecting Section 14
    Republic Act No. 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
    Access by foreign entities or individuals Section 14

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