NP Benj meets PQA administrators

July 5, 2018 | By: UAP Keeping You Posted

In reaching for our aspirations, UAP National President Arch. Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr. stressed that “this administration will be guided by three principles: Our goal must be excellence. Our results must be effective. And our methods must be efficient”. In line with this commitment, NP Benj engaged a preliminary discussion with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Quality Award for the UAP to establish a specific strategy in promoting quality excellence marked by a familial spirit and a harmonious work environment which is embedded in its vision and mission.

The Philippine Quality Award Program is a global competitiveness template that aims to encourage and engage public and private organizations and other stakeholders to strive for and attain performance excellence. It is a national award program that recognizes achievements of public and private sector organizations in their journey towards performance excellence.

The PQA is the centerpiece program of the National Action Agenda for Productivity (NAAP), the blueprint for the country's integrated approach to improve economy-wide productivity during the term of former President Fidel V. Ramos in response to the growing challenges of globalization. It was created through Executive Order 448 on October 3, 1997 and on February 28, 2001 it was institutionalized through the signing of Republic Act 9013, also known as the Philippine Quality Award Act (See Implementing Rules and Regulations). The PQA sets a standard of excellence to help Filipino organizations achieve world-class performance and serves as a "template" for competitiveness based on the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM). It is a national quality award comparable with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) of the US and those in Europe and Asia.