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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), led by the PFDA – Internal Quality Audit (IQA) Team, conducted an Internal Quality Audit of all PFDA Central Office (CO) units in preparation for the upcoming third-party ISO 9001:2015 Certification audit, held on November 16 to 18, 2022. 

All departments and units were audited for facilities management and documented information. During the audit, internal auditors led by IQA Team Head Ms. Gloria P. Vasquez determined whether the Quality Management System (QMS) based on the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 standards is effectively implemented in the Central Office.

Officer-in-Charge Ms. Iris R. de Vera thanked everyone for actively participating during the internal audit. Ms. de Vera is proud of the commendable audit findings because everyone has cooperated with the internal auditors.

OICGM de Vera said, “It is a mixture of mindset and cooperation if we want to improve our operations… We are already prepared for the third-party audit but still have room for improvement.”

The third-party audit by TÜV Rheinland will take place on December 14, 2022. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report from Rose Ann Mendoza of PFDA-IAD)