LAOAG CITY —- Sustaining its lead as the Philippines’ first province fully compliant with the International Organization for Standardization, Ilocos Norte is again gearing up preparations for its re-certification, this year.
Over the past three years, local and foreign investors continue to expand business in this northern gateway of Luzon. Included are the construction of more wind and solar power plants, Business Process Outsourcing and expansion of shopping malls that define the new lifestyle of modern Ilocanos.
All these developments, according to Provincial Treasurer Josephine Calajate, could have been attributed to the province’s ISO-accreditation and the strong leadership of Governor Ma. Imelda Josefa Marcos.
In a two-day training held at the Provincial Capitol this week, Deputy Management Representative Miriam Ranchez said the training attended by the different department heads, division chiefs, technical staff and front line service providers at the Capitol aims to equip them with adequate knowledge and skills on awareness and risk management, providing excellent service to clients.
Every year, an audit team conducts assessment of the different offices of the provincial government to determine based on paper trail if they passed the annual ISO-accreditation process. PNA/northboundasia.com