Last March 17, 2017 AGF Consulting Group- PH gathered Water Districts nationwide to talk about ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System for Water Districts. It was attended by 13 Water Districts nationwide namely; Malay Water District, Cadiz City Water District, Calbayog City Water District, Sultan Kudarat Water District, Toledo City Water District, Cagayan de Oro City Water District, Surigao Metro Water District, Murcia Water District, Hinatuan Water District, Metro Roxas Water District, Zamboanga City Water District, Digos City Water District and Baybay City Water District.
Executive 0rder 605, amending A.O 161 also known as “Institutionalizing Quality Management Systems in Government”. Sec. 1 of E.0 605 provides for the ISO 9001 certification of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch, including all government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs) and government financial institutions (GFIs), the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), the Local Government Units (LGUs), Judiciary, the Legislature and the Constitutional offices.
The forum showcased speakers like Engr. Edward Remo and Mrs. Josefina Salvacion Manugas, both General Managers of Carcar Water District , who shared their experience towards becoming ISO-certified. Carcar Water District was recently awarded with its certification last December 2016. A representative from the Department of Health – Region 7, Engr. Henry Saludar, also highlighted the importance of Water Health and Safety for Water Districts. The forum was also graced by the special participation of Mr. Philip Tan, President and CEO of Wellmade Developers and Motor Corporation. Mr. Tan discussed about the practicality of having a standard system in developing any industry, whether big or small, he also shed light on the importance of ISO 9001:2015 for any core process development.
The keynote speaker of the program was Mr. Mark Jeffrey Pantaleon, AGF’s very own Process Consultant-Team Lead, who also specializes on the ISO-based consultancy of Water Districts, discussed about ISO 9001:2015 in line with the theme “Ensuring Efficient Water Utilities Services throught Quality Management System.”
The forum was created to bring about awareness of the importance of bringing quality service to the Filipino people. It was materialized to gather health experts and water management- related heads and employees from all over the country to translate the importance of quality, efficient and safe potable drinking water and supply