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NMIS and all Regional Offices now ISO 9001:2015 certified

The awarding of the ISO 9001:2015 Certification to NMIS 13 Regional Technical Operations Centers (RTOCs) in addition to the Central Office, RTOCs 7, 11 and 4A served as the highlight of the recently concluded National Meat Inspection Service 26th Meat Safety Consciousness Week and 47th Founding Anniversary. The awarding ceremonies was held at the Salvador H. Escudero III Hall of NMIS MITDC Building.

Mr. Tristan Arwen G. Loveres, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland Philippines which is an international accreditation company hired by NMIS to conduct the audit, emphasized in a message delivered during the awarding ceremony the importance of having an excellent quality management system (QMS) in an agency like the NMIS.   Implementing QMS in any agency and work setting ensure high customer loyalty, thus better business, increased cash flow, satisfied employees, and healthy workplace.


Atty. Beata HO Obsioma,  NMIS OIC-Executive Director, Dr. Marvin Vicente, NMIS Quality Management System Representative and  Mr. Loveres led the awarding of certificates to the RTOCS represented by the Regional Technical Directors (RTD), namely: Dr. Mildred Saligan, of RTOC 1, Dr. Ronnie Ernst Duque of RTOC 2, Dr. Orlando Ongsotto of RTOC 3, Dr. Roberto Umali of RTOC 4B, Dr. Alex Templonuevo of RTOC 5,  Dr. Emmanuel Lemana of RTOC 6, Dr. Kennedy Sunico of  RTOC 8, Dr. Arturo S. De Jesus Jr. of  RTOC 9, Dr. Angelita Barcelona of  RTOC 10, Dr. Myrna Habacon of  RTOC 12, Dr. Dario Bonifacio Canillas of Caraga, Dr. Lilia Juliana Fermin of CAR, and Dr. Josefina Rico of NCR.  


The original four TUV Certified offices, which were represented by Dr. Fernando Lontoc, of RTOC 4A, Dr. Eduardo Oblena, of RTOC 7, Dr. Rolando Marquez, of RTOC 11and Central Office Division, Section and Unit Heads, were given recognition for achieving  and maintaining the ISO Certification given last February 2018.


ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognized as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organization in over 170 countries globally. Executive Order No. 605 series of 2007 issued by former President Gloria M. Arroyo, directed all government offices, national and local, to implement the ISO standard.  


The purpose of the standard is to assist organizations in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product or services in achieving the mission and vision of the organization


Pierre M. Escobar