The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Compostela Valley is gearing towards getting its ISO accreditation. This is what Vice-Governor Maria Carmen S. Zamora revealed during the Monday Convocation, July 15 at the Capitol Lobby.
“It has been a dream, not only mine but also our governor for our provincial government to be ISO certified… I am happy that I’m taking part in this initiative,” Vice-Governor said.
In preparation of this undertaking the provincial government of Compostela Valley signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Program to establish a Quality Management System in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Certifiable to ISO 9001-2015.
“Before we can think of innovating process para sa ating mga mamamayan, This (Quality Management System) is a necessary first step,” Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan, Jr., MNSA, DAP president said.
With this partnership, The National Government through DAP has set aside 10 Million Pesos to be used by the Legislative and Executive Branch for a series of training and Capacity Development activities to which they will facilitate.
As the new legislative building nears its completion, Vice-Governor Zamora motivated the staff under the legislative branch to improve on the efficiency of delivering outputs.
“To complement with the new building; that we have, as a ‘hardware’, I hope we can also improve our ‘software’… I need you to step forward to deliver with efficiency and to meet the demands of legislation,” Vice-Governor Zamora challenged during the SP maiden Session.
The lady vice-governor also added in her maiden speech that she plans to utilize the new facility for empowering Vice-Mayors and Sangguniang Bayan members.
“I envision this to be a venue to capacitate our legislators through trainings and seminars,” she said.
Besides creating laws and ordinances, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is the keeper of records of all policies from provincial and local legislators. It is crucial to standardize the internal management of records to efficiently access information.
The Legislative Branch is targeting to transfer to the new building by October 2019.
Vice-Governor Maricar S. Zamora, MNSA with Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) President Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan, Jr., MNSA during the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the DAP to establish a Quality Management System in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Certifiable to ISO 9001-2015. (Gerne Boja – Private Secretary II, Office of the Vice-Governor, Province of Compostela Valley, Philippines)