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PNoy honors 60 newly ISO certified agencies

The President with the sixty ISO-certified agencies. Photo by Office of the President of the Philippines

In the 3rd Recognition Ceremony for Government Organizations with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) Certifications last January 17, 2012 at the Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace, Manila, President Benigno S. Aquino III declares his confidence of achieving his goals to bring about reforms in the government and in public services.

“Sagisag nga po ang pagtitipon natin ngayon na marami tayong kasangga sa ating agenda ng mabuting pamamahala at nagtatagumpay na tayo sa tuwid na daan [Let this assembly be an indication that we are one in our agenda for good governance and we are in the process of achieving that],” he said.

An ISO Certification ensures that a company or a government agency abides to a set of globally recognized standards for quality management. Sixty government agencies, including the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST), were given recognition by the President for acquiring ISO 9001:2008 certification.

While the President lauded the sixty agencies for having achieved the recognition, he challenged them to never stop pursuing excellence in their work. The President called for these agencies to join him in his aspiration for efficient governance and public service.

“Kaakibat ng iginawad sa inyong pagkilala ngayong araw, magsilbi rin sanang hamon at inspirasyon ito upang patuloy kayong magpamalas ng katangi-tanging pamamahala at epektibong pagtupad sa tungkulin [May the recognition that you receive today inspire you to continue with exceptional governance and effective fulfillment of your duties],” the President said.