Philippine Manufacturers Urged to Make Efficient Appliances
Jun 8, 2005
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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has urged manufacturers to make energy saving electrical products affordable to the poor and help promote the country's energy conservation program.

PCCI chairman Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. made the decision during the meeting of the leaders of the Federation of Electrical and Electronics Suppliers of the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reported. The newspaper said Mr. Ortiz-Luis lauded the group for their initiative in working with the Bureau of Product Standards in setting national quality standards for electrical and electronic manufactured goods.

However, due the increasing cost of electric power and fuel products, Mr. Ortiz-Luis, urged the federation to import or manufacture more affordable energy-efficient appliances and devices into the region.

Since the group has already started setting higher quality standards for imported or locally made appliances and gadgets, Mr. Ortiz-Luis said it should expand the quality standard to include not only durability and safety of appliances, but also of energy-saving features. (Manila Bulletin)

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