Halal Certification

The Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set the Philippine National Standards for Halal which provides the general guidelines for the Halal food industry on the preparation and handling of products and serves as a fundamental requirement for food products and food trade in the country. One of its Bureau, the DTI's Philippines Accreditation Bureau (PAB), is an agency which deals with the accreditation of halal-certification bodies, inspection, as well as testing and calibration laboratories. Accordingly, there are nine (9) halal-certification bodies (HCBs) which have been formed as of 2020, namely:

  • Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippine (IDCP)
  • Halal Development Institute of the Philippine (HDIP)
  • Mindanao Halal Authority
  • Muslim Mindanao Halal Certification Board
  • Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the Philippines
  • Islamic Advocate on Halal and Development
  • Philippine Ulama Congress Organization
  • Alliance for Halal Integrity in the Philippines
  • Prime Asia Pacific
  • Ulama League of the Philippines
  • Khayra Ummah Foundation Inc

However, the status of the bodies varies:


Company Name

Contact Information

Global Market Recognition

PAB Accreditation Status


Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippine (HICCIP)

Mobile: 09952129574
Tel: 63-2-7518533
Email: alex.hiccip2013@gmail.com; hiccip_1013@hotmail.com
Address: Unit 701 Jafer Place, ER St. Greenhills, San Juan City, Metro Manila City


Inactive since March 13, 2019 after submitting incomplete application requirements


Halal Development Institute of the Philippine (HDIP)

Phone: 09177003288
Tel: 02-925-2785
Email: sherry_amilbangsa@yahoo.com
Address: Central Bldg, 4th F, Unit 401, 37 Arayat Cor., Malabito ST Cubao




Ulama League of the Philippines

Phone: 09062177642
Email: adilamahmod@gmail.com
Address: Davao City


No Application


Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippine (IDCP)

Phone: 09178086614
Tel: 245-8456
Email: shahidlinzag@idcphalal.org
Address: Suite 400 FUBS Bldg Escolta, Manila




Muslim Mindanao Halal Certification Board, Inc. (MMHCBi)

Phone: 0916585030 / 09192804224
Email: mindanaohalal@yahoo.com
Address: ARMM Compound ORG Complex, Cotabato City


Pending submission of complete application requirements


Mindanao Halal Authority (MinHA)

Phone: 09177142834
Email: mindanaohalalauthority@gmail.com
Address: 3F Dinopol Bldg., South Osmena St., 9500 General Santos City


No application


Philippine Ulama

Congress Organization Inc.

Phone: 090572981166
Tel: 02 532-0126
Address: 31-B A. Lake St., Brgy. Balong Bato, San Juan City


No application


Alliance for Halal Integrity in the Philippine Inc.

Phone: 02 838-6153
Mobile: 09173148609
Email: drpotre@yahoo.com
Address: B23 L5, Zamboanga St., Maharlika Vil., Taguig City



No application


PRIME Certification and Inspection Asia Pacific Inc.

Phone: 09175038577
Email: jane@uaeprime.com / jason.russel@primeasiapacific.com
Address: P.O. Box 1600, Taguig City


Active, but pending submission of corrective actions


Islamic Advocate on Halal and Development (IAHD)

Address: Lanao del Sur


No application


Khayra Ummah Foundation Inc.

Email: bnorhaimen@ymail.com /

Address: 323 Gunao St. Cor. Globo De Oro St. Quiapo Manila, Phillipines


Inactive since June 3, 2019 pending submission of application requirements

1. Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines, Inc (IDCP)

IDCP is a registered federation of 98 Muslim Organizations throughout the Philippines. It is an Accredited Islamic Religious Non-Government Organization (NG) by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

IDCP deals with all concerns affecting Muslims in the Philippines, ranging from da'wah programmes, education of Muslims, uplifting their economic, publications, as well as its administrative operation of operating Halal-industry certifiers. IDCP is one of the members in the World Halal Council (WHC).

Website: www.idcphalal.com ; www.halalislamicdawah-ph.com
Direct Line: +632 82458456
Tel No: +632 85691080; +632 85691090; +632 82429394; +632 53100580
Globe (CALL Only): +639 567637000; +639 567638000
Smart (CALL Only): +639 393187000; +639 393188000
Fax: +632 2415142
Emails: idcp.ph@gmail.com; inquire@idcphalal.org; applications@idcphalal.org; clientcare@idcphalal.org; complaints@idcphalal.org
Address: Suite 400 FUBC Building, Escolta Manila, P O Box 3669 Manila, Philippines. 

Halal Application:

  1. Letter of Intent sent to IDCP by way of:
    Email: applications@idcphalal.org; or ph@gmail.com; or Fax: +632 2415142

  2. Application Form to be filled in (which would be sent through email) along with Requirements Submission

  3. Application Assessment / Review

  4. Stage 1 Audit

  5. Stage 2 Audit

  6. Certification Agreement

  7. Issuance of Halal Certification


2. Halal Development Institute of Philippine (HDIP)

HDIP is a religious non-government organization (NGO) that was established in 2008, consisting of Islamic Scholars and trained technical staff which provide for halal certification in Philippines. The HDIP also provides for other services, such as consultation on halal and non-halal food; halal culinary arts; halal seminars and orientation.

Website: www.hdiphilippineshalal.com
Phone: +63-02-9944244 / +63-02-4634007 / +63-02-9252785
Fax: +63-02-6338754
Email: hdiphilippines@gmail.com
Address: 4th Floor Central Bldg., Malabito St. cor Arayat St., Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

Halal Application:

  1. Submission of a letter of intent to the Halal Development Institute of the Philippines, addressing to the President/CEO: Hadji Abdulatif S. Sangcupan

  2. Briefings will be conducted

  3. Submission of supporting/pertinent documents differing from the type of product and/or the type of applicant:

    1. Non-food

    2. Food with meat

    3. Food without meat

    4. Hotel and Restaurant (Small)

    5. Warehouse

    6. Distributor

  4. Evaluation of such documents

  5. Audit/Ocular inspection

  6. Audit inspection report shall be made in writing with proper comments and recommendation upon the completion of the audit inspection.

  7. Submission of sample product for analysis

  8. A final report and recommendation in writing shall be made by the HDIP when the laboratory findings are in order

  9. Certification/service fee

  10. Laboratory fee:

    1. It is understood that the applicant will shoulder expenses incurred for the laboratory fee test.

    2. Payment paid in check to laboratory accredited by Food and Drug Administration endorsed by Halal Development Institute of the Philippines.

    3. Return Original copy/or Fax with authorized signatory and/or email at hdiphilippines@gmail.com

  11. Issuance of halal certificate

  12. Issuance of halal logo for the purpose of protecting and safeguarding the consumer rights locally and abroad

  13. Halal certificate would be valid for one (1) year and is renewable.

  14. Monitoring by the halal Development Institute of Philippine to the product’s status and any changes of the product.