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MANGALDAN – Regional officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) based in San Fernando City, La Union oriented recently municipal officials here on the steps for this first class town’s attempt for International Standard Organization (ISO) 9008-2001.
A Source who asked not to be named said the DTI team led by Regional Director Florante O. Leal arrived here last October 23 for a whole day seminar initiated by Mayor Bona Fe de Vera-Parayno dubbed as “Undergoing international standardization organization, accreditation, and certification”.
She said DTI team told personnel here that when the government regional office applied for ISO certificate in San Fernando City, La Union it took them two-and-half years in gathering tediously documents that would be used as standard for hurdling the requirements by the ISO.
The source said with the guidance and experiences of DTI, this town can attain ISO-9008-2001 in six months to one year.
She said the aspiration of the Parayno Administration for ISO certification is to impress to the public that this town show cases an international standard on customers’ satisfaction.
“Kasi we need to cater to our customer-clients with our services. We are service oriented organization an end result kung bakit natin gusto ang ISO,” she stressed.
The source said DTI Regional Director Leal led the DTI team here who were composed of Rolando A. Lay-at (Administrative Office V, Finance & Administrative Chief), Mrs. Julieta R. Malong (Division Chief, Consumer Welfare Business Regulatory Division), and Gil C. Fernandez (Senior Trade & Industry Development Specialist).
All of them spoke about the nitty-gritty of the ISO’s application.
This town’s ISO Team are Mayor Parayno, chairman, Rosalie R. Hulipas, team leader whose members are Fernando Saguisag A Cabrera, Iolie M. de los Santos, Melinda M. Marra, George F. Domagas, Jr., Fatima Ross E. Perez, Gany E. Gaspar, Benigno A. de Guzman, Bienvenido A. Tamondong, Atty. Teodora S. Cerdan, Frank Evangelista (Volunteer), Milagros J. Padilla, Arlan Y. Fabia, and all department heads.
The source said the venue that will be used by the ISO Team will be the conference room at the municipal hall.
“We are waiting for the go signal of the mayor to start our work anytime from now”.