By: Teresa Pamela G. Soriano
SMC Faculty and Staff and invited guests during the ISO 9001:2015 Awarding Ceremony at the Apo View Hotel
The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus was formally awarded its ISO 9001:2015 Certification on January 19, 2019 at the Apo View Hotel after a 2-day intensive evaluation on the agency’s Quality Management System by the AJA Registrars/SOCOTEC Certification International.
The ISO certification is a testament of PSHS-SMC’s strong commitment in providing relevant secondary education with emphasis on Science, Technology and Mathematics. With the certification, the agency commits to improve continually, plans actions on addressing risks and opportunities and consistently provide services that comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.
“Being ISO-certified only means our QMS has been found to be appropriate and effective but the real work is to implement it religiously”, Campus Director Ms. Delia C. Legaspino said during the awarding ceremony.
Members of the Management Committee receives the ISO certificate from Ms. Laarnie Narido, AJA Registrars representative.
The certificate was awarded by Ms. Laarnie Narido, a representative from the AJA Registrars and the awarding ceremony was graced by the Faculty and Staff of PSHS-SMC, former SMC Director, Dr. Rosita V. Fundador, former SMC faculty, Ms. Teopista Z. Villanaba, DOST XI Assistant Regional Director, Ms. Elsie Solidum, PSHS SMC Foundation Inc. President, Atty. Maria Lourdes Estrellado, PTA President, Ms. Sharon Montebon and representatives from the Student Government, Jorrico Suelto and Louise Bernadine Decio.
PSHS-SMC completed the 2 stages of the third-party certification body in October after all the components of the QMS were met.