NEDA Region 5 conducted an orientation on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for the NEDA Region 5 staff on June 6 at NEDA Regional Office, Legaspi City.

The Quality Management Representatives of three ISO-certified agencies were invited as resource speakers to share ISO certification experiences. Engr. Manuel S. Lucena, Jr., Assistant Regional Director shared the DOST Region 5 experience. Dr. Joseph L. Bartolata, Chief Planning and Management Officer of Bicol University and Dr. Ferdinand B. Valencia, Vice President for Administration of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges shared ISO accreditation process in their SUC.

The orientation serves as a preparatory activity of NEDA Region 5 towards ISO certification.