A world class Bureau for local and international health surveillance in the prevention of global spread of diseases.
To prevent the international spread of diseases of global impact with minimum interference to international travel and trade through:
- Effective surveillance and control measures of infectious diseases and other health concerns with global impact through local and international networking
- Strong and comprehensive national sanitation programs in all ports of entry
- Partnership with stakeholders
- R.A. No. 123 (1947) – Reorganization and Operation of the Bureau of Quarantine Service and Promulgating Regulations thereof.
- E.O. No. 288 (1959) – Abolished the Medical Department of the Bureau of Immigration and Transferred its Functions to the Bureau of Quarantine.
- R.A. No. 3052 (1961) – Amended the Reorganization Plan No. 13-A of the Department of Health
- International Health Regulations of the WHO which was adopted during the 22nd WHA on 23 July 1969
- Code of Sanitation of the Philippines (P.D. 856) 1976 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations approved in 1998 by Sec. Alberto Romualdez Jr.
- A.O. No. 106 s. 1980 – Delineation of Responsibility for the Implementation of P.D. 856 at all Seaports and International Airports in the Philippines
- E.O. No. 119 (1986) – Reorganization of the Ministry of Health
- A.O. No. 118-C s. 1992 – Revised Quarantine Rules and Regulations
- E.O. 102 (1999) – DOH Re-engineeering
- R.A. 9271 (2004) – Quarantine Act of 2004