The Board agreed an extension to Philippines Validation
Philippines is granted an extension of 15 months or up to January 2024 for the review of corrective actions
The Board agreed that the Philippines is granted an extension of 15 months or up to 1 January 2024 for the review of corrective actions from its Validation. This will allow the new Government of the Philippines to address the corrective actions on Requirements 1.1 and 1.3, subject to close monitoring of progress and reporting to the Implementation Committee as needed, and to undergo full Validation of other requirements. It will also enable the International Secretariat to manage the Validation schedule alongside other validations planned in the Asia region. Accordingly, the Validation due to commence on 1 October 2022 for Requirements 1.1 and 1.3 and full Validation due to commence on 1st April 2023 is subsequently postponed to January 2024.