Aquino leads Philippine Quality Awards conferment ceremonies

January 20, 2012 11:39 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III led Friday the conferment of this year’s Philippine Quality Awards in Malacanang, noting the reform in government and good corporate governance in the country.

“Today's gathering, however, aims to recognize more than individual success. It celebrates organizational excellence, which can only be attained in environments in which individual talent and drive are amplified through teamwork, in an atmosphere of trust,” the President said in his speech during the awarding ceremony.

“Since 1997, the Philippine Quality Awards has given due recognition to organizations — both public and private — that have consistently demonstrated the highest quality in their work, and have constantly pursued excellence in business,” he added.

The Chief Executive said the awards become possible because everyone recognizes the value of good corporate governance for the private sector. Success is easier for companies whose employees and managers are morally upright, competent, and responsible, he noted.

“A company riddled with corruption will find it difficult to sustain its success. A company whose systems are stuck in antiquity will find it difficult to innovate. And a company that cannot adopt a winning attitude is doomed to fail,” he said.

The President also said he is pleased to see recipients from the government sector, which changes the public perception about the country’s government agencies. This means that the reforms that he initiated have been taking effect.

“I hope to see more of us — from the national line agencies, local government units, and government-owned and controlled corporations — become part of the roster of awardees. May you serve as role models to both private and government institutions,” he said.

“As recipients of the highest award for organizational excellence, your mission now is to become agents of change — encouraging and inspiring other organizations to strive for excellence and to make sure that no one gets left behind in the quest for improvement.”

The recipients of the PQA’s Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management were Automotive Airconditioning Technology Philippines Inc. (Laguna) and NYK-TDG EBusiness Corp. (Taguig City).

For the PQA’s Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management, the awardees were the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Region 9 and the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (Taguig City), which is also under DOST. (PNA) scs/PCOO/ssc

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