LTO 2 wins ISO certification
Tuguegarao City (10 February) -- The Land Transportation Office regional office here recently received its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification from the Certification International Philippines (CIP).
In his report during the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Ulat sa Bayan last week, Manuel Baricaua, the agency's chief administrative officer, said that those who will renew their driver's license can already get their license on the same day they applied for it, or if they are an early bird, their card will be available in few waiting hours.
"Before, one must wait for six months for the issuance of his license", Baricaua said.
The LTO official stressed that their office is moving to improve and further enhance its services according to the high standards set by the International Organization for Standardization 9000 or ISO by promoting quality drivers and quality vehicles on the road to avoid accidents.
Baricaua also announced that the Tuguegarao Licensing Center and the Bayombong District Office also received their ISO certificates while the San Isidro, Roxas, Ilagan and Aparri District Offices have passed the rigid and stringent audit processes administered by the certifying bodies and these offices will soon be certified by the CIP.
Two sites, namely the Cabagan and Cabarroguis offices are also lined up for evaluation.
ISO 9000 is a family of standards for quality management systems. Some of the requirements in ISO 9001 (which is one of the standards in the ISO 9000 family) include a set of procedures that covers all key processes in the business; monitoring processes to ensure they are effective; keeping adequate records; checking output for defects, with appropriate corrective action where necessary; regularly reviewing individual processes and the quality system itself for effectiveness; and facilitating continual improvement. (PIA 2) [top]