19 May 2021
Now on its 11th year as an ISO-certified organization, the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office V (DOST V) successfully demonstrated compliance to the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 during the remote off-site 2nd Quality Management System (QMS) Surveillance Audit. On 08 April 2021, the auditors from the Certification International Philippines, Inc. (CIPI) reviewed DOST V’s processes for CY 2020 on the provision of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) transfer and commercialization services, consultancy services, technology training, S&T promotion & information services, and S&T scholarships.
Its zero non-conformity attests DOST V’s effective implementation of S&T programs and projects to its customers and stakeholders despite the obstacles posed by the pandemic. This ISO certification is both an achievement and challenge for DOST V and its six Provincial S&T Centers to continuously bring quality S&T services to the Bicolano people.
Under the competent leadership of Regional Director Mr. Rommel R. Serrano and the shared hard work and dedication of its personnel, no doubt that DOST V will sustain this accomplishment in the years to come. (DAPeñaJr/LDBBellen/ MFLMiranda, DOST V)