The Philippines was one of the first Asian countries to implement biosafety guidelines adopted in 1991.
The guidelines cover activities such as importation, research, development, introduction, field release, and production or manufacture of biological materials, particularly where genetic manipulation is involved, or where there is importation of exotic microorganisms, plants or animals
The National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP) oversees the implementation of these guidelines. It was created in 1990 through Executive Order 430 by then President Corazon C. Aquino. Chaired by the DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development, its membership consists of the following: a biologist, an environmental scientist, a physical scientist, a social scientist, two respected members of the community and a representative each from the departments of Agriculture, Health, and Environment and Natural Resources
- National Committee on biosafety of the Philippines – Philippine Biosafety guidelines http://www.dost.gov.ph/ncbp/index.htm
- Admin Order No. 08 (03 April 2002)
Rules and Regulations for the Importation and Release into the Environment of Plants and Plant Products Derived from the Use of Modern Biotechnology http://www.da.gov.ph/welcome.html .