Mandates and Legal Bases

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Act 3639

 

The BAI was created on January 1, 1930 pursuant to Act 3639 to investigate, study and report the cause of dangerous communicable diseases and the means of prevention, and in general, promote the development of the livestock industries.

 

 

AO 0026 s. 2013

 

Joint DOH and DA AO that regulates the licensing and registration and regulatesthe manufacturing, importation, distribution and monitoring of veterinary drugs  and products, veterinary biological products and veterinary drug establishments.

 

 

RA 1556 of 1956 (as amended by PD 7)

 

Regulates the manufacture, importation, labeling, advertising and sale of livestock and poultry feeds

 

 

PD 34 Section 105 (r) s. 1972

 

Regulates the granting of tax free importation for breeder animals

 

 

RA 8485 of 1998(amended by RA 10631)

 

Animal Welfare Act of 1998

Promote animal welfare in the Philippines

 

 

RA 9729 of 2009

 

Climate Change Act of 2009

Mainstreams climate change into government policy formulations

 

 

EO No. 338, s. 2001

Restructured the DA to align its offices and units in implementing its mandates consistent with the AFMA

 

 

EO No. 292 s. 1987

 

Administrative Code of 1987

defined the staff functions of the Bureau, such as to:

      Formulate programs for the prevention , control and eradication of animal diseases and for the development and expansion of the livestock and poultry industries to meet the growing requirement of the growing populace;

      Recommend specific policies and procedures governing the flow of livestock product through the various stages of marketing as well as the proper preservation and inspection of such products;

      Coordinate and monitor the activities and projects relating to livestock and allied industries

      Prescribe standards for quality in the manufacture, importation, labeling, advertising, distribution and sale of livestock, poultry and allied industries and;

      Recommend plans and programs, policies and regulations to the Secretary of Agriculture and provide technical assistance in the implementation of the same.

 

 

RA 9482 of 2007

 

Anti-Rabies Act of 2007

Lead in the control and eradication of animals and human rabies

 

 

RA 10611 of 2013

 

Food Safety Act of 2013

Being one of the regulatory agencies under the Department of Agriculture is responsible for the enforcement of food safety standards and regulations in the primary and post harvest stages of food derived from animals including eggs and honey.

 

 

Supreme Court Mandamus

 

Clean-Up, Rehabilitation and Preservation of Manila Bay where the BAI , through the Department of Agriculture, is mandated to reduce livestock pollution loading into the Manila Bay System by 50% in five (5) years (2014-2018)

 

 

RA 10068 of 2010

 

Organic Agriculture Act of 2010

The BAI was mandated to promote, propagate, further develop and implement the practice of organic livestock in the country.

 

 

EO 366 s. 2004

 

Rationalization Plan

Directing a strategic review of the operations and organizations of the executive branch and providing options and incentives for government employees who may be affected by the rationalization of the functions and agencies of the executive branch

 

 

 

 

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