Awardees & Recipients 2015

Awardees & Recipients

Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (LPU-B)

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (LPU-B), a private tertiary educational institution      located in Region IV-A was established in 1966 by the late Senator, Dr. Sotero H. Laurel adopting the educational philosophy of his father, former President of the Philippines-Jose P. Laurel. This institution formally received its University status from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in 2008. Consequently, it also obtained the  Autonomous status in 2009 and 2016, the highest recognition being awarded to few tertiary educational institutions in the country by CHED.   

LPU-B offers 52 degree and non-degree programs and employs more than 500 teaching and non-teaching personnel to serve the needs of its around 9,000 student populace. 

The university has been given the Global Performance Excellence Award – World Class Award (Highest) in Education Category by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization in 2017 and in 2016, it was recognized as the Philippines’ First Private Non-Sectarian QS Stars Rated University. 

LPU-B also received the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) as Recognition for its Proficiency in Quality Management in 2015 after obtaining the PQA Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management in 2012 – the fourth school in the Philippines to receive this distinction and the first in Region IV. 

It was also awarded as the first university in Asia to be Gold-accredited by the international standards for human resource training and development, the Investors in People (IiP). It has been granted the Institutional Accreditation Status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) for having more than 75% of its program offerings accredited and its Quality Management       System has been certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to ISO 9001:2015 Standard. 

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI)

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) is the most trusted provider of essential news, information, and tools for professionals in the legal, tax and accounting, compliance, government, and media markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted answers that inform their most important decisions. We have operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years.

Now on its 22nd year, Thomson Reuters Manila has around 600 staff supporting regional and global 
functions. With a diverse workforce composed of over 75% millennials and a predominantly female population, Thomson Reuters Manila supports global content operations, frontline English customer support, and credit management. 

 

Thomson Reuters Manila has received the trifecta of awards handed out by the People Management Association of the Philippines – the People Program of the Year Award (2010); the People Manager of the Year Award (2016), recognizing its Senior Site Officer and Head of Human Resources, Peter Buenaseda; and Employer of the Year Award (2017). 

In 2012, it received the Philippine Quality Award Level 1 Recognition for Commitment in Quality Management from then President Benigno Aquino III. This was followed in 2015 by the PQA Level 2 Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management. To date, 
Thomson Reuters Manila is the only IT BPM/Shared Services Company to be recognized for this category.

It has also received several other awards over the past few years, including the Shared Services Excellence Company of the Year (2011) from the International ICT Awards-Philippines; Top Employer of the Year Award from the Asia CEO Awards (2013); and the Philippine Quill Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Communication (2014).

Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK)

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) is a government financial institution with a unique, dual role of promoting countryside development while sustaining commercial viability. 

Over the years, LANDBANK has successfully managed this tough balancing act as           evidenced by steady growth in its income, keeping it among the best performing government-owned and controlled corporations and the top five commercial banks in the country. 

It is, today, the largest formal credit  institution in rural areas with continued expansion of its loan portfolio in favour of its mandated and priority sectors, especially the farmers and fishers, microenterprises and SMES, agri - and aqua-businesses, communications, transportation, housing, education, healthcare, environment-related projects, tourism, utilities, and livelihood loans. 

It is also the biggest credit provider to the local government sector, financing projects in agri- and aqua-infrastructure, schools and hospitals, farm-to-market roads, and other development projects. 
 
LANDBANK continues to bring banking services closer to unbanked and underserved areas, as it remains committed to promoting greater financial inclusion. It is the only universal bank present in all of the country’s provinces with its extensive network of 380 branches, 41 Lending Centers, and 1,865 ATMs (as of 31 May 2018) serving its clients nationwide.
 
As it ushers in its 55th year, the Bank is primed for greater growth, further fortifying its financial viability in order to keep helping its highly diverse clientele.  From             servicing the government sector to increasing its private deposit base and fuelling progress in the countryside, LANDBANK remains guided by one objective: to help its clients and partners grow. 

 

National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI)

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), is a tertiary specialty center and a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC), created by virtue of Presidential Decree 1832 by President Ferdinand Marcos.  It has a tree-fold mission of Service, Training, and Research to provide the Filipino people afflicted with kidney and   allied diseases with specialized health and medical services.

The Institute has a long and distinguished history of medical excellence with well-trained staff in the treatment of kidney and allied diseases.  It takes pride in its most modern diagnostic techniques, all modes of dialysis, minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and percutaneous) and surgical, most notably, organ transplantation. 

The NKTI holds the record of the most number of kidney transplant performed in the country since 1983.  Other organ transplants have also been in the Institute namely, liver, pancreas, bone marrow and stem cell.

 

VISION

 

To be the premier center for patients with renal and allied diseases, urologic conditions, and transplantation, adhering to the highest standards of patient care, training, and research by 2022.

 

MISSION

 

We are a healthcare institution that provides compassionate and quality care for all patients with renal and allied diseases, urologic conditions, and transplantation.

Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management

Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba

Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba is a non-profit private Catholic and Dominican educational institution of quality learning established in March 1979. It was founded by its mother-institution, Letran Intramuros. It is the first institution of higher learning established by the DPPI, the rest having been put up by the Spanish Dominicans. The Colegio is located at Calamba City, Laguna and it 
operates within the principles of a  Filipino, Dominican, and Christian education — within the context of excellence, conscience, and discipline. In 1986, it was granted autonomy by Letran Intramuros. The Colegio offers 42 academic programs, which include preparatory programs, K to 12 basic education, baccalaureate, and graduate school programs including major  specializations. 

To date, 77.27% of the academic programs are Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation accredited. The Colegio was 
awarded with the highest number of accredited programs in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, and 2011. Also, the Colegio has been certified to ISO 9001:2008 since 
November 28, 2013 and ISO 9001:2015 since August 2017. In 2015, the Colegio was recommended to receive Philippine Quality Award (Level 1) by the Department of Trade and Industry. In 2016, the Colegio was given the Global Performance 
Excellence Award-Best in Class by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization. The quality management efforts of the Colegio prove the contention that quality is a 
continuous and a rigorous pursuit, which is worth doing well.

 

Mindanao Corrugated Fibreboard, Inc. (MCFI)

Mindanao Corrugated Fibreboard, Inc. (MCFI), a wholly owned subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), was incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 9, 1994 to engage in the processing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distribution of corrugated fiberboard containers. The plant was the realization of the strategic partnership of SMC and Lapanday Holdings Corporation to support the growing export demand for agricultural commodities, particularly of the bananas and pineapple produce market. Construction of the plant and installation of the  machines started in September of 1994 and the first successful corrugated board was  produced on December 7, 1994. 

Commercial operation of the plant started on April of 1995 and inaugurated on the 28th of July, 1995. MCFI continued its growth with the entry of Rengo Co., Ltd of 
Japan as part of a joint venture and technical alliance in 1997. This is in alignment with the development and diversification of the plant’s market portfolio, not only in the fresh produce (fruits) industry, but to new market segments on processed foods and marine products as well. In 2011, MCFI expanded its capacity with the acquisition of an additional corrugator machine. The company also ventured to co-manufacturing and trading business serving mostly internal accounts of San Miguel Corporation in the Luzon and Visayas region. 

After more than two decades of operation, MCFI continues to excel in its 
industry. It operates with established systems in ISO 9001:2015, Good Manufacturing Process (GMP), 5S, and Preventive Maintenance System (PMS), among others. The company employs highly technical personnel who are trained based on the organizational core competencies in manufacturing high quality corrugated boxes and boards. With the said competencies coupled with the needed facility and processes, MCFI continuously maintains and sustains its drive to be the best in the industry. 

City Government of Tanauan (CGT),

The City Government of Tanauan (CGT), Batangas is a progressive city in Southern Luzon and one of the multi-awarded cities in the region. Inspired and guided by its dynamic leaders, the City’s workforce aims to take the lead in raising the bar of standards in public service and in improving the unpleasant stereotypes among government employees by providing quality service.

Driven by its mission of providing the highest quality of service to promote and uplift the general welfare of all Tanaueños and its stakeholders, the CGT’s 33 core processes are ISO 9001:2015 certified and has a sustained quality management certification since 2011. It is also 

the only Local Government Unit in the country to receive Investors in People (IiP) Accreditation, the global standard on good people management practices. It was shortlisted as one of the finalists in the 2017 IIP International Awards held in London, England on November 2017 and was awarded Runner-Up during the 3rd Global Benchmarking Competition held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 2014.  In the Anti-Red Tape Act Report Card Survey (ARTA-RCS) conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in 2016, Tanauan City was the only LGU in the entire CALABARZON region that got the Excellent rating. And just recently, Tanauan City was conferred with the PRIME-HRM Bronze Category by the CSC – the only LGU in Region IV to reach the level. 
True to its mantra “Tanaueño the Best Ka!”, CGT and its employees have redefined the meaning of “public service”.

 

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XII is one of the 16 offices under the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Operations Cluster, 
mandated to champion the cause of the labor 
sector and the business community which is 
composed of 1 Regional Office based in Koronadal City and 6 Field Offices serving the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato, 
Sarangani Province and cities of General Santos and Cotabato.

DOLE XII is led by a Regional Director and assisted by an Assistant Regional Director, 1 Director II, 1 Mediator Arbiter, 5 Chief Labor and Employment Officers, and 1 Chief Administrative Officer. The 
Regional Director reports to the Secretary through the different bureaus and services and to the Undersecretary for Labor Relations, Special Concerns, 
Regional Operations and Financial Services Cluster. 

The field office heads report to the regional director through the Technical Support Services Division (TSSD) on operational matters and to the Internal Management 
Services Division (IMSD) on administrative matters. The regional director, assistant regional director, division chiefs and field office heads form the Management 
Committee (ManCom) and supervise the day-to-day operations and deploying the office’s strategic plans.

Furthermore, among the DOLE Offices in Mindanao, DOLE XII is the first to be 
certified under the ISO 9001:2015 version after passing the transition audit in 2017. It started its ISO journey under ISO 9001:2008 in 2011.

DOST-CALABARZON

DOST-CALABARZON is one of the 16  Regional Offices of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines.  Originally, it was DOST-IV until it was divided into MIMAROPA and CALABARZON regions by virtue of EO No 103, issued on May 17, 2002.

DOST CALABARZON is composed of the Regional Office and the five Provincial S&T Centers in Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal, and Quezon. 

It offers S&T services namely: Regular Programs/Projects (i.e. Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program, Community Empowerment through S&T, Scholarships, Laboratory Services), Technology Transfer Commercialization, Analytical Testing and          Calibration Services, S&T Human Resource Development, S&T Promotion, Information, and Library Services, Roll-out Programs (e.g. RxBox), and Innovative Programs/Projects (e.g. 21st Century Learning Environment Model,  Information Systems for DRRM, Government and Office Systems )

DOST-CALABARZON is the prime mover of S&T innovations in the region that aims to provide central direction, leadership, and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results therefrom are geared and utilized in the area of maximum economic and social benefits for the people. DOST-CALABARZON is driven by its core values –  Dynamic, Teamwork, Innovative,            Customer and Citizen-Focused, Passion for Excellence, and Leadership, to consistently deliver excellent S&T services to the public. 

 

The Philippine Council for Industry

 The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), also known as Innovation Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging 

Technologies, is one of the three sectoral 

planning councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). 

 

It undertakes an aggressive application of 

science and technology (S&T) in   harnessing the country’s S&T capabilities by providing 

continuing support to research and development (R&D), technology transfer, human 

resource development and institution building, and information dissemination in the following sectors: Industry, Energy, Emerging 

Technologies and Special Concerns. 

Pursuant to its mandated functions, PCIEERD provides services and support to the industry, energy and emerging technology sectors in the country. 

Core services are a) S&T policy formulation through its sectoral plans and programs developed in consultation with customers and stakeholders; and b) R&D                management for supported/monitored projects for the industry, energy and emerging technology sectors. PCIEERD is tasked with the development of national competence in strategic areas of industry, energy and emerging technologies. 

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the country's 
leading government agency for the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values.
Since its inception in 1994, TESDA has been a key driving force in the creation of relevant, accessible, and high-quality technical 
education and skills development of top-notch Filipino middle-level manpower that is aligned with Philippine economic development goals. TESDA has paved the path for a stronger and dynamic Technical Vocational  Education and Training System (TVET) in the country.

 

As a seal of excellence in TVET, TESDA received  its first nationwide ISO 9001:2008 Certification  for its major regulatory mandate of Program Registration, Assessment and Certification, and Standards Development in 2015; and its ISO 9001:2015 Certification in 2018, making it the first  and currently only Philippine education agency to receive the coveted recognition.  

In pursuit of the highest level of national recognition for exemplary  organizational performance, TESDA applied for recognition in the 2015 Philippine Quality Award and was given Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management (PQA Level 1).

National Engineering Center (NEC)

The National Engineering Center (NEC) was                established on January 27, 1978 as a distinct and separate unit of the University of the Philippines (UP) by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1295. The creation was a response to the country’s continuing efforts at national development, which require progressive and adequate utilization and diffusion of technology, as well as a steady and expanding supply of technical manpower with expertise in the various fields of technology and engineering. The NEC was envisioned to provide a venue for                   continuing interaction among government, industry, and the university which will be beneficial to all concerned and, at the same time, serve the             interests of national development.

The National Engineering Center (NEC), established in 1978 through PD 1295, is a distinct and separate unit under the University of the Philippines (UP). 

It is mandated to provide experts to whom public and private entities may turn for assistance in the solution of engineering problems and to develop technologies that utilize local resources that are adapted to the needs of a developing country.

The NEC’s current Executive Director is Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon.  She is  assisted by a Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Mili Ann M. Tamayao. The four divisions working to achieve the organization’s mandate are the: Professional Engineering Training                           Division, Projects Development and Management Division, Engineering Information and Marketing Division and the Administrative Division.

Awardees & Recipients

Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (LPU-B)

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (LPU-B), a private tertiary educational institution      located in Region IV-A was established in 1966 by the late Senator, Dr. Sotero H. Laurel adopting the educational philosophy of his father, former President of the Philippines-Jose P. Laurel. This institution formally received its University status from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in 2008. Consequently, it also obtained the  Autonomous status in 2009 and 2016, the highest recognition being awarded to few tertiary educational institutions in the country by CHED.   

LPU-B offers 52 degree and non-degree programs and employs more than 500 teaching and non-teaching personnel to serve the needs of its around 9,000 student populace. 

The university has been given the Global Performance Excellence Award – World Class Award (Highest) in Education Category by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization in 2017 and in 2016, it was recognized as the Philippines’ First Private Non-Sectarian QS Stars Rated University. 

LPU-B also received the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) as Recognition for its Proficiency in Quality Management in 2015 after obtaining the PQA Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management in 2012 – the fourth school in the Philippines to receive this distinction and the first in Region IV. 

It was also awarded as the first university in Asia to be Gold-accredited by the international standards for human resource training and development, the Investors in People (IiP). It has been granted the Institutional Accreditation Status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) for having more than 75% of its program offerings accredited and its Quality Management       System has been certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to ISO 9001:2015 Standard. 

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI)

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) is the most trusted provider of essential news, information, and tools for professionals in the legal, tax and accounting, compliance, government, and media markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted answers that inform their most important decisions. We have operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years.

Now on its 22nd year, Thomson Reuters Manila has around 600 staff supporting regional and global 
functions. With a diverse workforce composed of over 75% millennials and a predominantly female population, Thomson Reuters Manila supports global content operations, frontline English customer support, and credit management. 

 

Thomson Reuters Manila has received the trifecta of awards handed out by the People Management Association of the Philippines – the People Program of the Year Award (2010); the People Manager of the Year Award (2016), recognizing its Senior Site Officer and Head of Human Resources, Peter Buenaseda; and Employer of the Year Award (2017). 

In 2012, it received the Philippine Quality Award Level 1 Recognition for Commitment in Quality Management from then President Benigno Aquino III. This was followed in 2015 by the PQA Level 2 Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management. To date, 
Thomson Reuters Manila is the only IT BPM/Shared Services Company to be recognized for this category.

It has also received several other awards over the past few years, including the Shared Services Excellence Company of the Year (2011) from the International ICT Awards-Philippines; Top Employer of the Year Award from the Asia CEO Awards (2013); and the Philippine Quill Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Communication (2014).

Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK)

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) is a government financial institution with a unique, dual role of promoting countryside development while sustaining commercial viability. 

Over the years, LANDBANK has successfully managed this tough balancing act as           evidenced by steady growth in its income, keeping it among the best performing government-owned and controlled corporations and the top five commercial banks in the country. 

It is, today, the largest formal credit  institution in rural areas with continued expansion of its loan portfolio in favour of its mandated and priority sectors, especially the farmers and fishers, microenterprises and SMES, agri - and aqua-businesses, communications, transportation, housing, education, healthcare, environment-related projects, tourism, utilities, and livelihood loans. 

It is also the biggest credit provider to the local government sector, financing projects in agri- and aqua-infrastructure, schools and hospitals, farm-to-market roads, and other development projects. 
 
LANDBANK continues to bring banking services closer to unbanked and underserved areas, as it remains committed to promoting greater financial inclusion. It is the only universal bank present in all of the country’s provinces with its extensive network of 380 branches, 41 Lending Centers, and 1,865 ATMs (as of 31 May 2018) serving its clients nationwide.
 
As it ushers in its 55th year, the Bank is primed for greater growth, further fortifying its financial viability in order to keep helping its highly diverse clientele.  From             servicing the government sector to increasing its private deposit base and fuelling progress in the countryside, LANDBANK remains guided by one objective: to help its clients and partners grow. 

 

National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI)

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), is a tertiary specialty center and a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC), created by virtue of Presidential Decree 1832 by President Ferdinand Marcos.  It has a tree-fold mission of Service, Training, and Research to provide the Filipino people afflicted with kidney and   allied diseases with specialized health and medical services.

The Institute has a long and distinguished history of medical excellence with well-trained staff in the treatment of kidney and allied diseases.  It takes pride in its most modern diagnostic techniques, all modes of dialysis, minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and percutaneous) and surgical, most notably, organ transplantation. 

The NKTI holds the record of the most number of kidney transplant performed in the country since 1983.  Other organ transplants have also been in the Institute namely, liver, pancreas, bone marrow and stem cell.

 

VISION

 

To be the premier center for patients with renal and allied diseases, urologic conditions, and transplantation, adhering to the highest standards of patient care, training, and research by 2022.

 

MISSION

 

We are a healthcare institution that provides compassionate and quality care for all patients with renal and allied diseases, urologic conditions, and transplantation.

Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management

Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba

Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba is a non-profit private Catholic and Dominican educational institution of quality learning established in March 1979. It was founded by its mother-institution, Letran Intramuros. It is the first institution of higher learning established by the DPPI, the rest having been put up by the Spanish Dominicans. The Colegio is located at Calamba City, Laguna and it 
operates within the principles of a  Filipino, Dominican, and Christian education — within the context of excellence, conscience, and discipline. In 1986, it was granted autonomy by Letran Intramuros. The Colegio offers 42 academic programs, which include preparatory programs, K to 12 basic education, baccalaureate, and graduate school programs including major  specializations. 

To date, 77.27% of the academic programs are Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation accredited. The Colegio was 
awarded with the highest number of accredited programs in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, and 2011. Also, the Colegio has been certified to ISO 9001:2008 since 
November 28, 2013 and ISO 9001:2015 since August 2017. In 2015, the Colegio was recommended to receive Philippine Quality Award (Level 1) by the Department of Trade and Industry. In 2016, the Colegio was given the Global Performance 
Excellence Award-Best in Class by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization. The quality management efforts of the Colegio prove the contention that quality is a 
continuous and a rigorous pursuit, which is worth doing well.

 

Mindanao Corrugated Fibreboard, Inc. (MCFI)

Mindanao Corrugated Fibreboard, Inc. (MCFI), a wholly owned subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), was incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 9, 1994 to engage in the processing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distribution of corrugated fiberboard containers. The plant was the realization of the strategic partnership of SMC and Lapanday Holdings Corporation to support the growing export demand for agricultural commodities, particularly of the bananas and pineapple produce market. Construction of the plant and installation of the  machines started in September of 1994 and the first successful corrugated board was  produced on December 7, 1994. 

Commercial operation of the plant started on April of 1995 and inaugurated on the 28th of July, 1995. MCFI continued its growth with the entry of Rengo Co., Ltd of 
Japan as part of a joint venture and technical alliance in 1997. This is in alignment with the development and diversification of the plant’s market portfolio, not only in the fresh produce (fruits) industry, but to new market segments on processed foods and marine products as well. In 2011, MCFI expanded its capacity with the acquisition of an additional corrugator machine. The company also ventured to co-manufacturing and trading business serving mostly internal accounts of San Miguel Corporation in the Luzon and Visayas region. 

After more than two decades of operation, MCFI continues to excel in its 
industry. It operates with established systems in ISO 9001:2015, Good Manufacturing Process (GMP), 5S, and Preventive Maintenance System (PMS), among others. The company employs highly technical personnel who are trained based on the organizational core competencies in manufacturing high quality corrugated boxes and boards. With the said competencies coupled with the needed facility and processes, MCFI continuously maintains and sustains its drive to be the best in the industry. 

City Government of Tanauan (CGT),

The City Government of Tanauan (CGT), Batangas is a progressive city in Southern Luzon and one of the multi-awarded cities in the region. Inspired and guided by its dynamic leaders, the City’s workforce aims to take the lead in raising the bar of standards in public service and in improving the unpleasant stereotypes among government employees by providing quality service.

Driven by its mission of providing the highest quality of service to promote and uplift the general welfare of all Tanaueños and its stakeholders, the CGT’s 33 core processes are ISO 9001:2015 certified and has a sustained quality management certification since 2011. It is also 

the only Local Government Unit in the country to receive Investors in People (IiP) Accreditation, the global standard on good people management practices. It was shortlisted as one of the finalists in the 2017 IIP International Awards held in London, England on November 2017 and was awarded Runner-Up during the 3rd Global Benchmarking Competition held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 2014.  In the Anti-Red Tape Act Report Card Survey (ARTA-RCS) conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in 2016, Tanauan City was the only LGU in the entire CALABARZON region that got the Excellent rating. And just recently, Tanauan City was conferred with the PRIME-HRM Bronze Category by the CSC – the only LGU in Region IV to reach the level. 
True to its mantra “Tanaueño the Best Ka!”, CGT and its employees have redefined the meaning of “public service”.

 

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XII is one of the 16 offices under the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Operations Cluster, 
mandated to champion the cause of the labor 
sector and the business community which is 
composed of 1 Regional Office based in Koronadal City and 6 Field Offices serving the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato, 
Sarangani Province and cities of General Santos and Cotabato.

DOLE XII is led by a Regional Director and assisted by an Assistant Regional Director, 1 Director II, 1 Mediator Arbiter, 5 Chief Labor and Employment Officers, and 1 Chief Administrative Officer. The 
Regional Director reports to the Secretary through the different bureaus and services and to the Undersecretary for Labor Relations, Special Concerns, 
Regional Operations and Financial Services Cluster. 

The field office heads report to the regional director through the Technical Support Services Division (TSSD) on operational matters and to the Internal Management 
Services Division (IMSD) on administrative matters. The regional director, assistant regional director, division chiefs and field office heads form the Management 
Committee (ManCom) and supervise the day-to-day operations and deploying the office’s strategic plans.

Furthermore, among the DOLE Offices in Mindanao, DOLE XII is the first to be 
certified under the ISO 9001:2015 version after passing the transition audit in 2017. It started its ISO journey under ISO 9001:2008 in 2011.

DOST-CALABARZON

DOST-CALABARZON is one of the 16  Regional Offices of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines.  Originally, it was DOST-IV until it was divided into MIMAROPA and CALABARZON regions by virtue of EO No 103, issued on May 17, 2002.

DOST CALABARZON is composed of the Regional Office and the five Provincial S&T Centers in Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal, and Quezon. 

It offers S&T services namely: Regular Programs/Projects (i.e. Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program, Community Empowerment through S&T, Scholarships, Laboratory Services), Technology Transfer Commercialization, Analytical Testing and          Calibration Services, S&T Human Resource Development, S&T Promotion, Information, and Library Services, Roll-out Programs (e.g. RxBox), and Innovative Programs/Projects (e.g. 21st Century Learning Environment Model,  Information Systems for DRRM, Government and Office Systems )

DOST-CALABARZON is the prime mover of S&T innovations in the region that aims to provide central direction, leadership, and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results therefrom are geared and utilized in the area of maximum economic and social benefits for the people. DOST-CALABARZON is driven by its core values –  Dynamic, Teamwork, Innovative,            Customer and Citizen-Focused, Passion for Excellence, and Leadership, to consistently deliver excellent S&T services to the public. 

 

The Philippine Council for Industry

 The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), also known as Innovation Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging 

Technologies, is one of the three sectoral 

planning councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). 

 

It undertakes an aggressive application of 

science and technology (S&T) in   harnessing the country’s S&T capabilities by providing 

continuing support to research and development (R&D), technology transfer, human 

resource development and institution building, and information dissemination in the following sectors: Industry, Energy, Emerging 

Technologies and Special Concerns. 

Pursuant to its mandated functions, PCIEERD provides services and support to the industry, energy and emerging technology sectors in the country. 

Core services are a) S&T policy formulation through its sectoral plans and programs developed in consultation with customers and stakeholders; and b) R&D                management for supported/monitored projects for the industry, energy and emerging technology sectors. PCIEERD is tasked with the development of national competence in strategic areas of industry, energy and emerging technologies. 

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the country's 
leading government agency for the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values.
Since its inception in 1994, TESDA has been a key driving force in the creation of relevant, accessible, and high-quality technical 
education and skills development of top-notch Filipino middle-level manpower that is aligned with Philippine economic development goals. TESDA has paved the path for a stronger and dynamic Technical Vocational  Education and Training System (TVET) in the country.

 

As a seal of excellence in TVET, TESDA received  its first nationwide ISO 9001:2008 Certification  for its major regulatory mandate of Program Registration, Assessment and Certification, and Standards Development in 2015; and its ISO 9001:2015 Certification in 2018, making it the first  and currently only Philippine education agency to receive the coveted recognition.  

In pursuit of the highest level of national recognition for exemplary  organizational performance, TESDA applied for recognition in the 2015 Philippine Quality Award and was given Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management (PQA Level 1).

National Engineering Center (NEC)

The National Engineering Center (NEC) was                established on January 27, 1978 as a distinct and separate unit of the University of the Philippines (UP) by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1295. The creation was a response to the country’s continuing efforts at national development, which require progressive and adequate utilization and diffusion of technology, as well as a steady and expanding supply of technical manpower with expertise in the various fields of technology and engineering. The NEC was envisioned to provide a venue for                   continuing interaction among government, industry, and the university which will be beneficial to all concerned and, at the same time, serve the             interests of national development.

The National Engineering Center (NEC), established in 1978 through PD 1295, is a distinct and separate unit under the University of the Philippines (UP). 

It is mandated to provide experts to whom public and private entities may turn for assistance in the solution of engineering problems and to develop technologies that utilize local resources that are adapted to the needs of a developing country.

The NEC’s current Executive Director is Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon.  She is  assisted by a Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Mili Ann M. Tamayao. The four divisions working to achieve the organization’s mandate are the: Professional Engineering Training                           Division, Projects Development and Management Division, Engineering Information and Marketing Division and the Administrative Division.

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