PH FDA QUALIFIES AS 5th ASEAN LISTED INSPECTION SERVICE – The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has successfully qualified as the 5th ASEAN Listed Inspection Service with the completion of the onsite audit by the Panel of Experts last month. It is now preparing to summit its intent to apply for membership to the prestigious Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S). Shown in the photo are: FDA Director General Nela Charade G. Puno (2nd from Right) in the committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland to signify FDA’s intent to submit its application for membership. With her are (from left): FDA OIC Deputy Director-General for Field regulatory Operations Office Atty. Emilio L. Polig Jr., current PIC/S Chairman Boon Meow Hoe (Singapore/HSA); and incoming PIC/S chairman Ms. Anne Hayes.