"Safety is not a privilege of the rich, but the right of every Filpino."
Is your water safe? For the past few months, the issue of clean water in Metro Manila and the whole country in general was brought to the forefront of public consciousness by studies on the cleanliness of available water. The bottom line: You can't be too sure that your water is safe, that is unless you've had your water tested by a reputable firm that advocates the availability of clean water for everyone.
Safety is not a privilege of the rich, but the right of every Filipino," says chemist survivor Pinky Pe Tobiano, who by the way established Qualibet Testing Services Corporation. Qualibet - which stands for "Quality is Better" - is the end result of her advocacy of empowering the consumer to be aware of the quality of water that they use - amongst other things. (Her advocacy also includes information on the generic medicines being sold, nutrition education and campaigning against transfat).
A food, water, pharmaceutical and veterinary testing facility, Qualibet Testing Services Corporation offers third party testing for food serve in fastfood chains and fine dining restaurants, as well as cosmetics sold over the counter. It also conducts tests such as bacterial and heavy metal analysis.
As a company that provides "testing services," Qualibet has the newest and most modern testing facilities in the Philippines that are manage by US - trained chemists, pharmacists, microbiologists and pathologist. At present, it is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Association of Analytical Chemists and the American Association of Cereal Chemists.
Considering that it boasts the most modern "testing facilities" in the country today, it is but natural that Qualibet aspires to be the top testing service laboratory in food, pharmaceutical and veterinary products in the Philippines. As such, it aims to operate the most reliable testing laboratory in the country by providing quality service to clients. Thus, ensuring that test results are precise and accurate.
Nonetheless, the company hasn't forgotten the social dimensions of its services. Indeed, Qualibet regularly conducts free seminars and environmental monitoring to the Philippine Coast Guard to preserve marine life and guard against oil pills that kill marine habitats. Other institutions that Qualibet regularly monitors include the public schools of various cities, as well as the Golden Acres Home for the Aged. Other practices that Qualibet is concerned with includes its interest in disseminating practices that involve recycling.
All of these activities, says Ms. Tobiano, has the ultimate goal of empowering the consumer through Qualibet's unmatched service - a legacy she intends to leave to her children and the Filipino people.