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SGS in the Philippines (SGS Gulf Limited Regional Operating Headquarters and SGS Philippines, Inc.) was recently cited as one of the most active members of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) for 2013 during PMAP's 592nd General Membership Meeting and Induction. SGS contributed immensely to the human resource (HR) management profession and helped in the development of HR professionals through its active engagement in the PMAP’s activities and generous support to the programs and projects of the association.

On the same occasion, Michelle Garcia, HR Director of SGS in the Philippines and Regional Manager for Learning and Development received a Presidential Citation for her outstanding achievement as Director-in-Charge of the Website Development Committee of PMAP. She was instrumental in the development of innovative online learning solutions and her dedication is imperative in the continued improvement of PMAP's digital platforms. Michelle was also appointed as the Chairperson of PMAP's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

The awarding ceremony was held on January 29, 2014 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City, Philippines. This year’s theme is “HR Readiness towards ASEAN Integration,” which highlights the critical role of human resource and people management as ASEAN transitions into one economic community come 2015.

About PMAP

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) is the premier organization of HR Professionals and People Managers. Founded more than 56 years ago, PMAP is strictly a professional, non-stock, not-for-profit organization of over 1,800 member companies and individual management executives engaged or interested in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) work. As a professional association, PMAP helps institutions mold an enlightened, competent, socially responsible, and influential sector of people managers who can effectively participate in nation-building. PMAP also helps its members become more effective on the job by teaching the human aspect of management via numerous career development forums and training programs.

For further information, please contact:

Benjamin Los Baños
Corporate Communications and Marketing Group
20th Floor Citibank Tower, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines
t: +632 848 0777
f: +632 818 2971