The Department of Trade and Industry – Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB) launched the Private Emission Testing Center (PETC) online accreditation through the Integrated Registration Information System (IRegIS) on 31 May 2023 via an online video conference.

With its digital shift gaining momentum in recent years, FTEB made the online processing of accreditation through IRegIS open and available for PETCs or those private facilities engaged in the determination of the opacity level and/or content analysis of the gaseous emission of motor vehicles.

The Bureau embarked on this online boost to accommodate more applications and consequently, increase the number of accredited PETCs with the necessary tools, equipment, facilities, expertise, and quality service, as stated in DTI – Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Joint Administrative Order No. 01 Series of 2001, and Department Administrative Order No. 03 Series of 2002 implementing Republic Act No. 8749, otherwise known as the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999.

FTEB Director Atty. Fhillip Sawali welcoming the Private Emission Testing Center (PETC) owners and technicians to the launching of PETC online accreditation through the Integrated Registration Information System (IRegIS) on 31 May 2023 via an online conference.

FTEB Director Atty. Fhillip Sawali emphasized that implementing PETC accreditation through the IRegIS reflects that the Department holds Filipino consumers at the center of its quest for competitive and resilient frontline services.

“Today’s event attests to our commitment to delivering the exemplary service that Filipino consumers deserve, through a clear vision of services and processes digitalization,” FTEB Director Atty. Sawali said.

Likewise, Consumer Protection Group (CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Ruth B. Castelo commends FTEB’s commitment to its digital transformation and pledged support for what is ahead.

Such migration to online processing is in line with the Ease of Doing Business and Government Service Act of 2018, which streamlines frontline procedures to reduce the processing time of government permits and licenses.

FTEB launched the IRegIS in 2020 to facilitate the automation of the Bureau’s frontline services such as securing business certificates, accreditation, and permits. The IRegIS, spearheaded by the Information Systems Management Service (ISMS), provides convenience and comfort through the use of two other online portals: DTI-NegosyoKonek and DTIPay.

Prior, FTEB has successfully implemented four (4) systems through the IRegIS:

  • Issuance of Sales Promotion Permit by the Sales Promotion Division (SPD);
  • Issuance of Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI) by the Import Regulation Division (IRD);
  • Accreditation of Sea Freight Forwarders (SFFs) by the Business Licensing and Accreditation Division (BLAD); and
  • Service and Repair Enterprises also by the BLAD.

Other than implementing some of its frontline services through the IRegIS, FTEB also launched its website:, a single domain for all the services of its eight (8) divisions.

To know more about and get started with accreditation for PETCs online processing through the IRegIS, visit:

For other consumer concerns, the DTI urges consumers to call the Consumer Care Hotline at DTI (1-384) or send an email to

Date of release: 31 May 2023