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DOLE Bicol gets ISO 9001:2015 Certification


Legazpi City - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office V and its six Provincial Field Offices (PFOs) are officially International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified.

DOLE Bicol received its 9001:2015 certification from TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. on December 18, 2018 during the Awarding of ISO 9001:2015 Certification at DOLE Activity Center, Legazpi City.

Ms. Isabel Tiu and Ms. Jimalaya Quizon of TUV Rheinland Philippines Inc. personally awarded the certificates to DOLE Regional Director Alvin M. Villamor, Assistant Regional Director Rovelinda dela Rosa, Mr. Exequiel R. Sarcauga, Internal Management Services Division Chief Cherry B. Mosatalla, Technical Support and Services Division Chief Arturo Corbe and PFO Heads namely, Imelda Romanillos, Ana Christine Soriano, Jane Rolda, Russel Nieves, Marilyn Luzuriaga and Ella Verano.

This was after passing the two stages of audit – Stage 1 and 2 conducted last August 31 and September 24-26, 2018, respectively in the regional office and six PFOs namely, Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon.

Regional Director Alvin M. Villamor commended all the women and men of the department who showed invaluable dedication and commitment that resulted to the successful implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) and attainment of the ISO 9001:2015 certification.

“This is an affirmation of your individual commitment to a teamwork towards one common goal – because we are DOLE Bicol!,” Atty. Villamor said.

He added:” Your work does not end here after getting the certification. This certificate means that we have to double our efforts to fulfill our responsibilities, and ultimately provide quality services to all our clienteles including the formal and informal sectors.

“Congratulations sa lahat nang nagpawis, nagpagod at sa mga sleepless nights. This is the fruit of your labor after seven (7) months of preparation for the QMS and of course towards your certification,” said DOLE Assistant Secretary Maria Gloria Tango.

Meanwhile, DOLE Bicol awarded retired Regional Director Exequiel R. Sarcauga (Ondo Sarcauga), CESO III a Certificate of Appreciation as the former Chairman of QMS whose leadership at the onset of the establishment of QMS and transition to ISO 9001:2015 standards significantly contributed to DOLE Bicol certification.

The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognized as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally. ISO 9001 implemented, to its full potential, becomes an invaluable asset to an organization.

The purpose of the standard is to assist companies in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product while achieving excellence in their customer service and delivery.




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