Mr. Jovito Rey E. Gonzales, Division Manager of DOST-TAPI, receives the award in behalf of DOST-TAPI during the GQMC’s 5th Recognition Ceremony on 11 October 2017 at the DAP Conference Center, Tagaytay City

Recognized as a quality Institute for technology transfer, promotion, and commercialization, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) was awarded by the Government Quality Management Committee (GQMC) as one of the Government Organizations with ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certifications during the 5th Recognition Ceremony on 11 October 2017 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Conference Center, Tagaytay City.

Among the many functions of the GQMC, it serves as the steering and policy-making body for the Government Quality Management Program (GQMP), and approves the standards, guidelines and institutional mechanisms to implement the program.

Moreover, the GQMP promotes and enhances public sector performance through the adoption of the ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems in all agencies of the government.

The ISO 9000 family contains standards that provide guidance and tools in ensuring that organizations consistently meet customer’s requirements through quality management system.

With this partnership, DOLE-BSWC contributes to the country’s poverty reduction through capacity building on entrepreneurial ventures especially among the vulnerable and marginalized workers of the nation.

An initial meeting was held on 15 September 2017 which brought the conception of an MOU between DOST-TAPI and DOLE.

“The convergence of the services of both government agencies through STARDev and DILEEP can sustain the capabilities of the beneficiaries in the community for livelihood programs,” said Pierre Sonia S. Dela Corte, Cluster Head of STARDev.

DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña and DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello are expected to sign the MOU in the fourth quarter of 2017.

DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Jund Rian A. Doringo