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In the pursuit of maintaining its ISO certification, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) held a three-day Awareness Orientation on ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) to all units at the PFDA – Central Office (CO) on September 14 to 16, 2022.

ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognized standard for quality management system (QMS). This serves as substantial proof that organizations consistently provide quality services that meet customer demands, enhance client satisfaction, and continuously aim to improve the organization’s QMS.

Adhering to the ISO standards is also part of the national government's quality management program. This annual audit is required under the Governance Commission for Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations (GCG) as one of its indicators under the performance evaluation system.

Quality Management Representative (QMR) and Corporate Planning and MIS Department Manager Ms. Gina J. Reyes welcomed everyone who attended the orientation. She highly encouraged everyone to actively listen and participate in the orientation. Ms. Reyes said that this three-day QMS awareness orientation can help everyone, from senior employees to new hires, to review and remind them of the basic concepts of QMS and to refresh their knowledge since we have now moved to our newly renovated building.

"It has been almost three years na walang face-to-face na ISO certification. It is within the same three years nang makatanggap ng ISO standards certification ang Central Office. We have so many justifiable and acceptable reasons why we received this certification but this coming November 2022, we have a new challenge to recertify our office since we are now in our newly renovated building,” Ms. Reyes stated.

"Huwag tayong mapagod. While we are doing this, lahat ng ito ay para sa mga customers, our stakeholders, and our clients who are waiting for the improved, renovated, and rehabilitated facilities sa ating mga ports,” the QMR said. 

On the last day, the PFDA-CO QMS Team met with personnel from the PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) via teleconference to conduct their QMS awareness orientation.

The QMS for the PFDA Central Office involves Public Administration covering Project Management while the QMS for the six (6) Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) cover Market and Harbor Operation.

Mr. Mc Christian Julius A. Macaranas II, Head of Education and Training Team; Mr. Thadeus A. Mariano, Head of Documents and Records Control Team; Mr. Jose B. Abrenio, Jr., Head of Quality Workplace Team, and Ms. Christal Era M. Datahan, member of Quality Workplace Team served as the facilitators of the three-day activity. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)