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Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, QC/ October 22, 2018 – Manifesting its commitment to excellent public service and continual improvement, the Department of National Defense formally received today, its ISO 9001:2015 Certificate from SGS Philippines, Incorporated for being compliant with the requirements of the new version of the International Standard.

Officials and Employees of Department of National Defense

Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, together with the officials and employees of the Department of National Defense, received the DND’s ISO 9001:2015 Certificate from SGS Philippines, Inc. Director, Mr. Roger S. Villanueva on October 22, 2018, in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in a ceremony that followed the regular Monday Flag Raising of the One Defense Team.

The ISO 9001:2015 Certificate was presented and handed over to Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana by SGS Philippines, Inc. Director, Mr. Roger S. Villanueva, after this morning’s flag raising ceremony.

“It is my honor to present to you this certificate which acknowledges you to the new ISO 9001:2015 version – a true feat in itself since your compliance to the ISO 9001:2008 Standard in mid-2016. We, at SGS, recognize and support your commitment to patriotism, professionalism, and good governance, the values that form the foundation of who you are, your purpose, and your goal,” Mr. Villanueva said.

Subsequently, Secretary Lorenzana, in his message during the ceremony, congratulated and commended the officials and employees of the Department for the prestigious achievement which could not have been possible without their commitment, support, and hard work to meet the requirements in a short period of time. He emphasized that “execution” is still the key to excellence.

“Let me enjoin all of you, as part of the One Defense Team, to keep on performing the duties and responsibilities entrusted to you by this Department in order to ensure that the ISO-aligned Quality Management System we have established will be constantly implemented and sustained, with the aim for continual improvement for the benefit of the people we are sworn to serve,” he added.

He also acknowledged and thanked the SGS Philippines, Inc. for their assistance in auditing the DND, ensuring it is on the right track for its quest for performance excellence.

This is the second time that the Department received an ISO 9001 Certificate from an International Certifying Body. The first was in June 2016 when the Department first attained its ISO 9001:2008 Certification for its Quality Management System (QMS) covering the Defense System of Management and Bids and Awards Committee Procurement System. Due to the revision of the ISO 9001 Standard which will render obsolete the 2008 version effective September 2018, the Department underwent transition activities from January to May 2018 and passed the transition audits conducted on 31 May and 01 June 2018.

Officials of Department and National Defense and SGS Philippines Inc.

Officials of the Department of National Defense and SGS Philippines, Inc. joined Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and SGS Philippines, Inc. Director, Mr. Roger S. Villanueva after the unfurling of the ISO 9001:2015 Certification banner of the Department of National Defense was at the DND Building lobby.

The ISO 9001:2015 Certificate presented to the DND is valid from September 2018 until June 2019 with annual surveillance audits to ensure its continuous conformance to the International Standard.

The attainment of the prestigious ISO certification is in compliance with Executive Order 605 issued in 2008 which requires all departments and agencies to adopt certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System as part of the implementation of a government-wide quality management program.

For further information, please contact:

Dir. Arsenio R. Andolong, MNSA, CESE
Chief, Public Affairs Service
Department of National Defense – Republic of the Philippine
Public Affairs Service, DND Annex Building, Natividad Ave.,
Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City 1110
t: (+632) 982 5679 / (+632) 911 6001 to 31 extension 8229
f: (+632) 911 7113
http://www.dnd.gov.ph/

SGS Philippines
3rd Floor Alegria Building
2229 Chino Roces Avenue
Makati City, Philippines
m: +632 784 9400 extension 623
www.sgs.ph/certification

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