With FDA Advisory No. 2017-180 issued on June 20, 2017 the Philippines government announced intentions to gradually switch to power-free gloves. A full ban of powdered surgical and examination glove will go into effect on January 1, 2019 effecting the importation, distribution and sale of specified devices.
This action comes in follow up to an FDA Advisory from earlier in the year outlining the risk associated with powered gloves.
A copy of FDA Advisory No. 2017-180 is available on the Philippines page of the Asia Actual website.