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The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) received its ISO 9001:2008 Registration Certificate in a ceremony held at the ILS Office in Intramuros, Manila last 18 March 2016.

OIC-Executive Director Mary Grace L. Riguer received the award for ILS from Allan B. Cabelin, Sales and Marketing Manager of the Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars, an ISO certifying body based in the Philippines. Last September 2015, AJA Registrars also awarded ILS its Certificate of Attestation after it successfully passed the stage 2 third party audit for its ISO certification.

ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of and for top management, its process approach and continual improvement.

The ISO certification is an accordance with the good governance goal of the Philippine government toward which Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz directed all regional offices, bureaus, attached agencies to achieve “100% ISO Certified” status by the first quarter of 2016.

In attendance during the awarding ceremony of ILS were Assistant Secretary Katherine B. Brimon, incoming ILS OIC-Executive Director, Labor Attaché Maria Celeste Valderama and ILS employees.