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As part of the pilot implementation of Department of Health (DOH) Administrative Order (AO) No. 2019-0010, entitled, “Guidelines on the Regulation of Operators of Pest Control, Certification of Pesticide Handlers, and Accreditation of Their Training Providers”, and its implementing guidelines under FDA Circular No. 2022-010,  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through the Center for Cosmetics and Household/Urban Hazardous Substances Regulation and Research (CCHUHSRR), held a virtual cascading activity for Pest Control Operator  (PCO) establishments on 26 January 2023. During the said activity, the said Guidelines and the step-by-step procedure for the submission of applications for the License to Operate (LTO) were presented to the participants.

The recorded session is hereby made available to view for all concerned stakeholders through the FDA website at and the Official FDA Philippines YouTube channel at For any questions or concerns, kindly contact CCHUHSRR at (02) 8857-1900 local 8107 or through email at