Awardees & Recipients Archive

Awardees & Recipients Archive

The Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence

United Laboratories, Inc. - 2008

United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB), the company trusted by consumers when it comes to taking care of their health.

UNILAB is a 100% Filipino owned private organization with a strong presence in the Asean region  developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of Consumer  and Prescription products. UNILAB was built on the concept of "Bayanihan", or working together for the common good.

To provide the best quality and affordable healthcare to Asia, the company recognizes the value of having the finest talents in its 3,000 strong workforce, making them the foundation of UNILAB business.

The unique principles that sets it apart – QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY, SERVICE TO COMMUNITY and THE BAYANIHAN SPIRIT.

All these, through the years, helping to ensure the products are of such quality that they remain synonymous in the Philippines to Trusted Quality Healthcare.

Recognition for Mastery in Quality Management

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. - 2006

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. (FSCI) is a joint venture among Sumitomo Electric Industries, Inc. (SEI, with 51%), First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC, with 40%), and Sumitomo Corporation (SC, with 9%). Incorporated in March 1996, FSCI was registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as a pioneer economic zone enterprise in April 1996. Its plant at the Special Ecozone of the Light Industry and Science Park (LISP) in Cabuyao, Laguna, was inaugurated in July 1997.

FSCI manufactures flexible printed circuits (FPCs) which are small, lightweight wiring components with electronic circuits printed on a flexible film. In order to meet customer needs for complex parts mounting indispensable for high density information transmission, FSCI have recently established flip-chip mounting technology for FPC application (FCOF). FPCs are widely used in electronic devices such as hard disk drives (HDDs), cell phones, car audio equipment, DVD and CD players, cameras, and printers. Consistent with its PEZA registration, FSCI sells 100% of its FPCs to the export market. These are either transported by air to its overseas customers, or by truck to its local multinational customers as constructive exports. FSCI uses freight forwarders to handle its export shipments, but delivers directly to its local customers.

FSCI strives to become a center for global manufacturing competence in FPC manufacturing. Part of the strategy of SEI in locating its plant in the Philippines is to locate near its customers, such as Fujitsu, Hitachi, and SHARP, all of which have factories in the Philippines. FSCI's strategic plan is guided by its vision of becoming the "world's leading manufacturer of flexible printed circuits" and its mission to "capture the flexible printed circuits market by providing the highest quality, lowest cost and fastest delivery time, in order to increase the value for our stakeholders".

FSCI is shaping a culture of innovation, empowerment, and agility that values employee learning and continuous improvement. Employees are guided by a set of core values, which have been published and disseminated to all employees through communication channels, training programs and company-wide activities following the deployment process of the performance management system. These values, manifested in employees' behavior at all levels of the organization, are: Customer satisfaction, Ownership and commitment, Discipline, Teamwork, Integrity, Continuous improvement, and Respect for each other.

NYK Fil-Ship Management, Inc. - 2005

Established in August 1989, NYK-FIL has emerged as one of the most successful shipmanning companies in the Philippines.  It is a joint venture of NYK Line and the Filipino-owned Transnational Diversified Group.  NYK-FIL although relatively young player in the industry, has carved a respectable position as one of the most prestigious manning companies in the Philippines.  From its humble beginnings of manning eight (8) ships, it now provides crew to 148 vessels of NYK Line with 6,000 seafarers under its wings and greatly contributing to the country's foreign reserves.

NYK-FIL is a consistent Awardee of Excellence by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for exemplary performance for many years.  On 31 January 2006, it was conferred anew the Award Excellence, ranking among the top ten awardees in the manning industry comprised of more than 300 manning companies.  NYK-FIL was also recognized for its exemplary welfare programs and allied services including its demonstrated capability in the field of overseas employment.  Due to the quality of manning and training services that it offers, its Principal, NYK Line, earned the Presidential Award of Distinction in the field of training during the First International employers Award in 2002.  Its employer was again conferred the Presidential Award of Distinction and the Ministerial Citation during the Second International Employers Award in 2005.

Quality is a way of life at NYK-FIL.  It is a well-guarded tradition that guides the company toward its continuing journey for service excellence.  It is a proud ISO 9001:2000 certified company for both its manning and training operations.

Panasonic Mobile Communication of the Philippines - 2003

Panasonic Mobile Communications Corporation of the Philippines (PMCP), (formerly known as Matsushita Communication Industrial Corporation of the Philippines) is a manufacturing company with a total workforce of 1,500 employees and twenty percent (20%) of which belong to the technical group in engineering, quality control and production. PMCP currently ranks as number two (2) among the Matsushita companies in the Asia Oceania region and its sales has reached P36,000,000,000,000 (approximately $650 million) for the current fiscal year.

The company is producing five Panasonic products namely: Panasonic GSM mobile phones, closed circuit video equipment, floppy disk drives, electronic toll collection and electret condenser microphones. The aforesaid products are ninety eight percent (98%) for export which had achieved wider acceptance in the global market. Management's major strategy is emphasize on focusing on quality enhancement which aims to make "Quality as PMCP's Core Competence and Identity".

PMCP's manufacturing facilities uses state of the art machines at par with the standards of other leading companies with similar business activities. The production line employs high-speed surface mounting machines, high precision PCB function testers and automated inspection equipment. This greatly improve quality reduce cycle time and improve the overall efficiency and productivity of the company.

To complement the said state of the art facilities are highly trained personnel who have undergone extensive training abroad to support the management thrusts of producing quality products to compete with the world's best.

Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. - 2001

Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. is a one-stop electronics manufacturing service provider offering seamless operations from Product Development, Prototyping, Plastic Injection, Metal Stamping, Electronic Assemblies and Supply-chain management to complete box-build solutions. Located in Laguna, IMI was founded in 1980 through a joint venture between Ayala Corporation and Resins, Inc. It has a current workforce of over 7,000. IMI's key in achieving performance excellence is in the integration of a Total Quality Management system with each of its fundamental strategy of business. Fundamental to IMI's growth is its commitment to quality as realized in its people, products, surroundings and partnership development. It is also ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certified.

Intel Philippines Mfg., Inc. - 2001

Intel Philippines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, the world's largest computer chip maker. It started its operations in 1974 in Bangkal, Makati City, and has a current 6,000-strong workforce. Its product expanded from its original flash memory products to include Microprocessors in 1995 and Chipsets in 1997 which has placed the Philippines at the cutting edge of Information Technology. Its people-oriented programs have developed a highly motivated workforce. An ISO 9002 certified company, Intel's well-placed quality management system supports these initiatives. Intel remains committed to social responsibility through close partnerships with government, industry and the community.

Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management

First Philippine Industrial Corporation - 2008

First Philippine Industrial Corporation (FPIC) is a joint venture of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (60%) and Shell Petroleum Company Limited of the United Kingdom (40%) transporting more than 1.5 billion liters of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other petroleum products through a pipeline system from Batangas to Metro Manila.  It provides the safest, most reliable, and most economical bulk fuel transport contributing to nation building and sustainable development.

FPIC's Management System is certified to six (6) international standards:   ISO 9001, Quality of Service; ISO 14001, Environmental Protection; OHSAS 18001, Health and Safety in the Workplace; SA 8000, Decent Working Conditions; ISO 27001, Security of Information and Investment in People.  FPIC continuously updates its technology through international partnerships, and collaborates with its communities and other stakeholders to ensure responsible operation.

Sutherland Global Services - 2008

Sutherland Global Services is a multinational IT Enabled and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, specializing in Customer Management and Back-office services for Fortune 1000 clients. Started its operation in 1986 in Rochester, New York, and now employs over 22,000 professionals offering right-shored, blended services from its delivery centers in the United States, India, Canada, Mexico, Bulgaria and the Philippines.

In the Philippines, from 2005, the company has grown to over 7,000 employees in five locations from Makati to Clark, Tarlac, Camarines Sur, and Davao. The company provide BPO services to world renown companies in telecommunications, securities, technology, banking and finance, software, e-retail, ISP, and social networking industries.

In every engagement, Sutherland develops a deep understanding of the client's existing processes and technology, evolving from being just a provider of outsourcing services into a strategic partner.

Centro Escolar University - 2005

Centro Escolar University is a private, stocked, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1907.  It has since risen to be one of the top providers of quality professionals in the practice of Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Technology, Nutrition, Social Work, Education and Accountancy.  The University has also produced quality practitioners in the fields of Tourism, Business and Management, Information Technology, Mass Communications, Secretarial, Hotel and Restaurant Management and various arts and sciences.  These courses were designed to equip students for local and international employment and practice, guided by the philosophy of knowledge and virtue, and embodied in the mission of providing "quality education that ensures total development of its members" in a caring environment.  The successful achievement of its mission is indicated by the laudable performance of its graduates in the board examinations in terms of passing percentage and board placers and in the placement of its graduates.

Strong leadership, a distinct organizational culture, highly qualified team of managers-educators, faculty and support staff and well-defined academic and support processes and financial stability ensure the University's quality performance.  The 1,060-manpower complement has evolved into a learning community to meet the challenges of changing needs and expectations of various stakeholders.  This is shown in their commitment to implement/support several continuous improvement schemes.  These include levels 2 and 3 accreditation under PACUCOA and PAASCU for almost all programs at CEU Manila and Malolos, internal and external quality audits and customer feedback under its ISO 9001 certification, quality tools such as 5S, a suggestion scheme, quality circles and a recognition scheme.  The CHED conferred on CEU the distinction of a Full Autonomy Status for Meritorious Achievement in Higher Education in recognition of its long tradition of performance excellence and integrity.

University of Santo Tomas - 2005

When one talks of Espana Blvd., one landmark will immediately come to mind: the University of Santo Tomas.  And when one talks of UST, a lot of things come to mind: old at 395 nestled on a sprawling historical campus, quality Catholic education, Papal visits, countless alumni that include Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini and Alfredo Velayo  of SGV, topnotchers in board examinations, the Growling Tigers of UAAP, and a host of other things, including a well-known hospital that also bears the University name.  Indeed, the University of Santo Tomas is all these, and a whole lot more.  It spells of excellence as manifested by the awards and recognitions it has received from government and accrediting bodies for the high quality education it offers.  As a matter of fact, UST has been granted full autonomy by the CHED due to the excellence of its flagship programs.  Looking back at its historical past, one encounters the name Miguel de Benavides, O.P., the third Archbishop of Manila who initiated the establishment of the institution by bequeathing his modest personal funds and his personal library collection on July 24, 1605, two days before his death.  On April 28, 1611, UST was formally established as a "seminary-college".  This marked the tertiary education in the Philippines.  Today, 395 years, 18 colleges and 33,000 students later, the Pontifical and Royal Catholic University of Santo Tomas once again proves that quality education is its trademark, with the PQA for Proficiency in Quality Management bestowed upon it.

Anticipating its fourth centennial in 2011, UST continues to provide Filipino with the characteristic quality Catholic education that it has been known for.  It will expand beyond Espana and extend to the South-the southern part of Luzon in Laguna (Sta.Rosa Campus) and the Southern part of Mindanao in General Santos City (Gen. Santos Campus).  It will bring to the new campuses the same Thomasian identity of competence, compassion and commitment.  Utilizing an updated IT infrastructure to support e-learning and other innovative services, UST will be able to hurdle its next 400 years in the same level of excellence that it had as it served the country from 1611 to this day.

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. - 2004

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. (FSCI) is a joint venture among Sumitomo Electric Industries, Inc. (SEI, with 51%), First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC, with 40%), and Sumitomo Corporation (SC, with 9%). Incorporated in March 1996, FSCI was registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as a pioneer economic zone enterprise in April 1996. Its plant at the Special Ecozone of the Light Industry and Science Park (LISP) in Cabuyao, Laguna, was inaugurated in July 1997.

FSCI manufactures flexible printed circuits (FPCs) which are small, lightweight wiring components with electronic circuits printed on a flexible film. In order to meet customer needs for complex parts mounting indispensable for high density information transmission, FSCI have recently established flip-chip mounting technology for FPC application (FCOF). FPCs are widely used in electronic devices such as hard disk drives (HDDs), cell phones, car audio equipment, DVD and CD players, cameras, and printers. Consistent with its PEZA registration, FSCI sells 100% of its FPCs to the export market. These are either transported by air to its overseas customers, or by truck to its local multinational customers as constructive exports. FSCI uses freight forwarders to handle its export shipments, but delivers directly to its local customers.

FSCI strives to become a center for global manufacturing competence in FPC manufacturing. Part of the strategy of SEI in locating its plant in the Philippines is to locate near its customers, such as Fujitsu, Hitachi, and SHARP, all of which have factories in the Philippines. FSCI's strategic plan is guided by its vision of becoming the "world's leading manufacturer of flexible printed circuits" and its mission to "capture the flexible printed circuits market by providing the highest quality, lowest cost and fastest delivery time, in order to increase the value for our stakeholders".

FSCI is shaping a culture of innovation, empowerment, and agility that values employee learning and continuous improvement. Employees are guided by a set of core values, which have been published and disseminated to all employees through communication channels, training programs and company-wide activities following the deployment process of the performance management system. These values, manifested in employees' behavior at all levels of the organization, are: Customer satisfaction, Ownership and commitment, Discipline, Teamwork, Integrity, Continuous improvement, and Respect for each other.

United Laboratories, Inc. - 2004

United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB), the company trusted by consumers when it comes to taking care of their health.

UNILAB is a 100% Filipino owned private organization with a strong presence in the Asean region  developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of Consumer  and Prescription products. UNILAB was built on the concept of "Bayanihan", or working together for the common good.

To provide the best quality and affordable healthcare to Asia, the company recognizes the value of having the finest talents in its 3,000 strong workforce, making them the foundation of UNILAB business.

The unique principles that sets it apart – QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY, SERVICE TO COMMUNITY and THE BAYANIHAN SPIRIT.

All these, through the years, helping to ensure the products are of such quality that they remain synonymous in the Philippines to Trusted Quality Healthcare.

PSi Technologies, Inc. - 2002

PSi Technologies is a focused independent semiconductor assembly and test service provider to the power semiconductor market. Their vision is to be the global leader in power semiconductor manufacturing, most admired for its partnerships, people and performance. They are proud of their long-standing partnerships with most of the world's leading power semiconductor manufacturers, who include Infineon Technologies, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Philips and ST Microelectronics. Their more than 3,000 employees enable the company to provide cost effective and comprehensive package design, assembly and test services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems and industrial products.

PSi Tehcnologies proudly represents the Philippines as the only Philippine incorporated company that is listed in the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the trading symbols PSIT.

NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductor, Inc.) - 2000

Philips Semiconductors is an international production center for the assembly, testing, packaging and distribution of discrete semiconductors. Its product application widely covers consumer, automotive, telecommunication, data processing and other general industrial application. It is under the Philips Semiconductor Division of Royal Philips Electronic.

Philips is divided into four Business Fulfillment Groups (BFG), with each group further broken to several Line Operating Teams (LOT) acting as "Mini Companies". Support Groups are matrixed to service BFG. Both BFG and LOT function as self-directed teams and are accountable for financial and operational results. This structure allows for flexibility and responsiveness to customer requirements.

Its modern plant located in LISP I, Cabuyao, Laguna, occupies 30,000 square meters and employs over 4,000 staff. Continuous quality and productivity improvement is rigorously practiced via the Philips Business Excellence (PBE) model.

Texas Instruments, Inc. - 2000

Texas Instruments (Phils.), Inc. (TIPI) is a manufacturing site of Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated. As a manufacturing site, TIPI assembles, tests and packages semiconductor devices or integrated circuits (ICs) that come in various pin types and applications: ball grid array (BGA), quad flat pack (QFP), plastic lead chip carried (PLCC), plastic dual in-line package (PDIP) and flipchip.

Built in 1980 by the Dallas-based TI, TIPI has acquired about 20.2 hectares of land area, approximately one-half of the entire PEZA-Baguio. Currently, the company has a total gross space of 344,000 square feet of which manufacturing and administrative spaces occupy 213,000 net square feet. It has a headcount of 2,000 that comprise the administrative, engineering and production specialist population.

Its products are used in the following: telecommunications, automotive, notebook computers, DSP solutions, graphics, ATM data encryption, modems, image processing, multimedia, audio speech processing, decoders and networking. Its productivity is the highest among similar TI plant in the world. TIPI currently manufactures 70% of all cell phone microchips in the world.

AMI Semiconductor, Inc. - 1999

AMI-Philippines is a subsidiary of American Microsystems, Inc. a privately held company based in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.  It is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal semiconductor products, mixed-signal foundry services and structured digital products.  It operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

AMI-Philippines is the center for back-end operations of AMI.  Its major processes and services comprise sorting, assembly subcontracting, testing and finishing and directly shipping to the customers.  All AMI-Phil products are exported to international customers of AMI predominantly in the US markets.  The main market is the industrial and communications business segmentized according to AMI's product and process capabilities.

AMI's commitment to transforming the company to a learning organization is manifested through the Quality College which provides in-house training programs assuring that all employees are given necessary training for continuous improvement. AMI is ISO9000, QS9000 and MIL-PRF38538 certified. New technologies are implemented such as Total Cycle Time (TCT), Dynamic Cycle Time (DCT), first yield, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Failure Mode Error Analysis (FMEA).

City Government of Marikina - 1999

The City Government of Marikina has consistently demonstrated a proactive senior leadership led by the Mayor with a defined, articulated and communicated vision as well as established and enforced standards of behavior and performance. The program of government is defined documented utilizing a broadened participation in annual planning. Different listening approaches have been employed to develop constituents. Progress has been achieved in creating an effective and motivated bureaucracy. Consistently, these improvements have resulted to high performance levels and improvement overtime of key measure indicators

Acbel Polytech Philippines (Formerly Data General Philippines) - 1998

Data General Philippines employs 145 workforce by an all-Filipino management team, headed by a Director. The company has drawn up systems to focus on employee partnering. Work is structured in processes, which are managed by Process Improvement Teams. The day-to-day activities are managed by Self-Directed Teams, and coached by functional managers. DGP supports the protection of the environment. As a member of the Pollution Control Association, recommended methods of waste disposal are followed.

Amkor Technology, Inc. - 1998

Amkor is one of the world's largest providers of contract semiconductor assembly and test services.  Founded in 1968, Amkor pioneered the outsourcing of IC assembly and test and is now a strategic manufacturing partner for more than 200 of the world's leading semiconductor companies.

Amkor supplements its world-class operational scope with the industry's.

- Largest package design staff

- Broadest portfolio of packaging technology

- Deepest sales and support organization

Amkor offers the industry's broadest array of package formats and sizes, from traditional, "off-the-shelf" leadframe configurations to leading-edge chip scale, flip chip and system-in-package solutions incorporating highly customized designs. This allows Amkor to be a single source for many of their customers' total IC packaging requirements.

The company maintains a non-unionized environment, borne by sound employee morale, developed by good employee selection and placement, employee development and training, benefits packages and effective communication. Guided by the company's vision, quality values and quality policy, AAPI has received certifications that include: ISO 9000, QS9000, SAC/FordQ101, DESCMIL, and ISO 14001.

Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management

J.B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Arevalo, Inc. - 2009

John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University is a pioneer institution in maritime education and training in the Visayas and Mindanao. Since its establishment in 1948, the institution has gone a long way and has made a list of FIRSTS:

- The first maritime educational institution accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). (March 1986)

- The first and the only maritime educational institution in the Philippines that has a Maritime High School. (1990)

- The first maritime school in the Philippines that have formulated and adopted the Enriched CHED Curriculum incorporating the IMO Model Courses. (June 1995)

- The first maritime educational institution granted Level III accredited and re-accredited status, the distinction which it holds up to this day.  (October 1995)

- It is the first maritime educational institution in the Philippines to attain an international accreditation, the DNV Certification for its Quality Assurance System- the first in the Philippines, second in Asia and third in the world to have such a distinction. (November 1997)

- It belongs to the first cluster of 11 maritime educational institutions that have complied with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements, for the inclusion of the Philippines in the “White List”.  Of the 11 schools, JBLCF was counted 3 times for its 3 campuses. (1998)

- The first maritime educational institution granted an Autonomous Status. (October 2001)

- The first maritime institution whose graduate program was subjected to the PACUCOA preliminary visit for Level 1 accreditation. (2004)

- The first maritime institution to be a recipient of the Philippine Quality Award (PQA). (2006)

- The first maritime university in the Philippines. (2007)

- The first maritime school with a second re-accredited status for level III by Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). (2007)

- The first maritime school granted level IV accreditation by PACUCOA. (November 2008)

National Economic Development Authority Region I (NEDA-I) - 2009

The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch. Its key responsibilities include:

- Coordination of such activities as the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national (area-wide, regional and local development);

- Review, evaluation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects identified under the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP) consistent with the government’s thrust of increasing investment spending for the growing demand on quality infrastructure facilities; and

- Undertaking of short-term policy reviews to provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers.

Airlift Asia, Incorporated - 2007

Airlift Asia Inc. (AAI) is a 28 year-old Filipino corporation, certified to ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and TAPA "A" for security.  AAI has four (4) major services, namely:  (a) international and domestic freight forwarding; b) customs brokerage; (c) warehousing; and (d) 3rd party logistics (3PL).  It has a branch office in Cebu City that caters to the requirements of customers in Visayas and Mindanao. AAI has set-up various satellite offices in Rosario and Dasmarinas, Cavite, Clark, Pampanga, Subic and Batino, Calamba, Laguna and in South San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

AAI has been consistently among the top five highest performing logistics solutions providers in the Philippines. In the recently concluded 8th Global Cargo Carriers, Inc. (GCCI) Industry Awards, AAI was named as the "Best Cargo Forwarder of the Year 2008" after sweeping all the four major awards in the Platinum category, Airfreight Management, Information Technology and Communications Infrastructure, Logistics and Warehousing Management and Transport Network and Equipment Management.

Through AAI's customer-focused leadership system guided by the Strategic Management Process (SMP) done annually, it has always achieved its targets. AAI is guided by its vision of becoming the number one total logistics Filipino company.

Johnson & Johnson Phils., Inc. (Consumer Division) - 2006

Johnson and Johnson (Philippines) Incorporated was organized in 1956 as a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, a U.S. corporation with headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is the world's largest and most diversified manufacturer of healthcare products. The Philippine organization is now one of the largest and most aggressive of the affiliates in Asia.

National Economic Development Authority Region I (NEDA-I) - 2006

The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch. Its key responsibilities include:

- Coordination of such activities as the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national (area-wide, regional and local development);

- Review, evaluation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects identified under the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP) consistent with the government’s thrust of increasing investment spending for the growing demand on quality infrastructure facilities; and

- Undertaking of short-term policy reviews to provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers.

Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development - 2009

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) was created in November 1972 to consolidate research and impel the country’s development. Starting as the Philippine Council for Agriculture Research (PCAR),its mandates gradually broadened to cover natural resources (PCARR) and eventually the development function (PCARRD).

AS one of the five sectoral councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), PCARRD is the apex organization for planning, evaluating, monitoring, and coordinating the national S &T programs in the agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR) sectors. By virtue of Executive Order No. 128, dated December 30, 1987, it is mandated to:

- Formulate strategies, policies, plans, programs and projects for the development of science and technology (S&T) in the agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR)sectors;

- Program and allocate government and external funds for R&D;

- Monitor and evaluate R&D programs and projects in the AFNR sectors; and

- Generate external funds for R&D in the AFNR sectors.

Relative to the mandates, PCARRD crafted its Corporate Plan or CorPlan (2005-2010) and the Integrated Science and Technology Agenda (STA) 2006-2010. The CorPlan translates the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) into the Council’s corporate agenda areas, embodied in four banner programs: 1) Knowledge and Technology Generation; 2) R&D Results Utilization 3) Capability Building and Governance; and 4) Policy Research and Advocacy. Anchored on these areas is the STA, which provides the unifying agenda for cooperation and partnership stakeholders. Further, it guides the provision of Grants-in-Aid (GIA) to the National Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Network (NARRDN) and the Regional R&D Consortia.

As organized, the NARRDN facilities programming of activities and allocation of funds. The Network is composed of state universities and colleges (SUCs), research stations of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and selected private companies that implement R&D projects in their respective areas. NARRDN proposals go through review, approval, monitoring, and evaluation.

The R&D consortia are mechanisms to decentralize, plan, monitor, and evaluate R&D projects and activities at the regional level. Counterpart funds from the Council’s Grant-in-Aid (GIA) support consortia are R&D institutions and support agencies located in the region.

National Transmission Corporation - 2006

The National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) is a government agency created under Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001. 

Since March 1, 2003, TransCo operated and managed the power transmission system that links power plants to the electric distribution utilities nationwide. The same law mandated the privatization of TransCo through an outright sale or management concession agreement. 

Following a public bidding conducted in December 2007, the TransCo concession was awarded to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), which eventually secured a congressional franchise to operate the transmission network through Republic Act No. 9511.

J.B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Arevalo, Inc. - 2005

JBLCF-Arevalo, formerly Iloilo Maritime Academy, is a maritime institution that provides quality education and training for the development of globally competitive deck seafarers as well as maritime industry managers.  Its vision is to be the leading institution in quality education and training through total quality assurance and be the major global supplier of competent, qualified and morally upright professionals and leaders in service to God, loyal to country and company.  To achieve this vision, JBLCF-Arevalo has a mission of providing quality education and training through unrelenting quest for excellence as a major supplier of global, technical and professional manpower.  In this quest, the institution is committed to its quality policy which is, "to comply with national and international standards and strive to exceed customer's expectations".  The core values of the institution are education, life, progress and discipline.

Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit institution for higher learning, JBLCF-Arevalo is one of the three (3) academic units of the John B. Lacson Foundation System.  It continuously improves education and service by undergoing required and voluntary accreditation.  As such, it is the first accredited maritime education in the country; the first maritime higher education institution granted re-accredited level 3 status by the PACUCOA; the first maritime school to have published Maritime Education review; the first DNV-ISO certified higher education institution in the Philippines; the first and only maritime school with Phi Delta Kappa Chapter-an international Association of Professional Educators; FAPE's Graduate Center for Maritime Courses with its accredited graduate program by PACUCOA; and granted a full autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

MOOG Controls Corporation - 2004

Founded in 1951, MOOG Inc. is a Multinational Corporation based in Buffalo, New York, USA and has grown to become a world leader in high-reliability motion control systems, with over 5,000 employees world-wide. MOOG Inc. has operating units in 26 countries and is continuing to re-engineer the business on a global model. Moog Inc. has been recognized in the two publications of the book "100 best Companies to work for in America" and was 13th in Fortune Magazine's list of The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

Moog Controls Corporation - Philippine Branch was incorporated on December 14, 1984. On April 15, 1985, the Export Processing Zone Authority (now Philippine Economic Zone Authority) approved the company's application as a locator at the Baguio City Economic Zone. Moog-Baguio, which started with 25 pioneer employees, is now 610 in manpower strength. The machine shop includes 293 employees. Assembly and Test is staffed with 104 employees. The remaining 213 are included in support and administrative departments.

The company's principal product lines are servovalves and servoactuators that take the information generated by computers and converts it into hydraulic power and mechanical motion. The inputs to their products are the tiny electrical signals emanating from the control computers. Advancements in computer technology enhance the capabilities of products and their relevance in today's industrial society. Applications includes: Commercial Aircraft - Flight Controls and Engine Controls, Industrial Hydraulics and Industrial Electronics and Electric Drives.

National Economic Development Authority Region I (NEDA-I) - 2004

The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch. Its key responsibilities include:

- Coordination of such activities as the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national (area-wide, regional and local development);

- Review, evaluation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects identified under the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP) consistent with the government’s thrust of increasing investment spending for the growing demand on quality infrastructure facilities; and

- Undertaking of short-term policy reviews to provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers.

Indo Phil Group of Companies - 2003

Indophil Textile Mills Inc. is the first Indian-Filipino joint venture in the country which started its operation in 1975 with merely 15,500 spindles and a lean workforce of 300 employees. As of today, Indophil has 91,844 spindles with a 24.8 MW captive Power Plant, churning out 70 tons of high quality yarn per day and a committed workforce of 2000 employees. Forty percent (40%) of Indo Phil's production is directly exported to 24 quality sensitive countries like USA, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, etc.

Indophil is managed by the Aditya Birla Group which is among India's largest business houses. Operating over five decades and globally for nearly thirty years. Its forty (40) state-of-the-art manufacturing units and sectoral services, anchored by 140,000 employees, spanning 18 countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Egypt, China, Australia, Canada, USA and UK.

Indo Phil is the only textile company in the Philippines to be certified by four (4) management systems namely, ISO-9001:2000 (Quality Management Systems), ISO-14001 (Environmental Management System), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safely) and SA8000 (Social Accountability). Indo Phil is also certified Child-Friendly Firm Tow Star from ECOP-ILO.

Indophil has always held its strength in three (3) areas to be competitive in the global market arena. These strengths are relentless productivity and quality improvements, innovative cost cutting and operating efficiencies. However, the company realized that it cannot lean on these strengths alone to manage today's business challenges and one must foster a people-cantered organization with a performance-focused culture. With this shift in mindset, Indophil was able to successfully face the challenges without neglecting the organization's goal of improving operational competencies.

On Semiconductor (formerly AMI Semiconductor, Inc.) - 2002

Established in 1978 as a local subsidiary of Motorola in the Philippines and as a result of the 1999 spin-off of the Semiconductor Components (SCG) Division of Motorola, to become an independent company, SCG Philippines, Inc. (ON Semiconductor Philippines or OSPI) became a subsidiary of the ON Semiconductor Corporation. It should be noted that in 1988, Philippine Society for Quality Control named Motorola Outstanding Quality Company of the Year. ON Semiconductor today is the world's number one supplier of analog logic and discrete components and offers an extensive portfolio of power, data and standard semiconductor components that address the design needs of today's sophisticated electronic products, automotive and appliances.

In 1988, ON Semiconductor shipped a total of 15 billion analog/logic and discrete products. Today, ON Semiconductor has a total of 8,400 employees worldwide including 9 manufacturing facilities, 5 technology and design centers across the globe and over 100 manufacturing subcontractors worldwide.

Cypress Semiconductor Philippines, Inc. - 2001

Cypress Semiconductor Phils., Inc. is an ISO 9002 and ISO 14000 certified company. Established in September 19, 1996, it is engaged in the manufacture of high-performance integrated circuit solutions to leading networking, telecommunications, and computer companies worldwide. Cypress' state-of-the-art equipment includes a fully automated Ball Grid Array Assembly line, first of its kind in the industry. The company utilizes established corporate Core Values that serve as the basis of its strength. Cypress aims to be the manufacturer of choice for internal and external customers, worldwide.

Astec Power Phils., Incorporated - 2000

ASTEC Power Inc. (Philippine Branch) is one of the eight manufacturing arms of ASTEC Power (USA) specializing on DC-DC and AC-DC switching power supplies used primarily for PC, printers, network servers, multimedia projectors, telecommunications, and industrial controllers. From a workforce of less than 500 people when it started in 1994, the company now has around 3,500 employees to support its operations. Assembly processes include Auto-Insertion/SMD, wave soldering and final assembly.

It has its own cable assembly to support its main production lines and is capable to manufacture a power supply with an output power of as low as 25 watts to as high as 1250 watts. API's main mission is to be the customer's first choice facility through flexibility, best manufacturing quality, competitive cost and reliable delivery.

City Government of Makati - 2000

The City of Makati, in the Philippines, is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila.

Makati is the financial center of the Philippines; it has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country. Major banks, corporations, department stores as well as foreign embassies are based in Makati. The biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange is situated along the city's Ayala Avenue. Makati is also known for being a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila.

With a population of 529,039 Makati is the 16th-largest city in the country and ranked as the 41st most densely populated city in the world with 19,336 inhabitants per square kilometer. Although its population is just half a million, the daytime population of the city is estimated to be more than one million during a typical working day because of the large number of people who go to the city to work, shop, and do business.

PSi Technologies, Inc. - 2000

PSi Technologies is a focused independent semiconductor assembly and test service provider to the power semiconductor market. Their vision is to be the global leader in power semiconductor manufacturing, most admired for its partnerships, people and performance. They are proud of their long-standing partnerships with most of the world's leading power semiconductor manufacturers, who include Infineon Technologies, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Philips and ST Microelectronics. Their more than 3,000 employees enable the company to provide cost effective and comprehensive package design, assembly and test services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems and industrial products.

PSi Tehcnologies proudly represents the Philippines as the only Philippine incorporated company that is listed in the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the trading symbols PSIT.

National Statistics Office - 1999

The National Statistics Office's visible quality commitment of its leadership, led by the Administrator, has encouraged the agency to initiate programs that go beyond the government mandate to provide statistical services and civil registration to the public. Key customer requirements have been identified and considered in the five-year development plan and communicated up to the provincial levels. Processes for statistics generation and civil registry are clearly defined. NSO's management has generally good relations with the people; the union participates in strategic decision-making.

PSi Technologies, Inc. - 1999

PSi Technologies is a focused independent semiconductor assembly and test service provider to the power semiconductor market. Their vision is to be the global leader in power semiconductor manufacturing, most admired for its partnerships, people and performance. They are proud of their long-standing partnerships with most of the world's leading power semiconductor manufacturers, who include Infineon Technologies, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Philips and ST Microelectronics. Their more than 3,000 employees enable the company to provide cost effective and comprehensive package design, assembly and test services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems and industrial products.

PSi Tehcnologies proudly represents the Philippines as the only Philippine incorporated company that is listed in the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the trading symbols PSIT.

AMI Semiconductor, Inc. - 1998

AMI-Philippines is a subsidiary of American Microsystems, Inc. a privately held company based in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.  It is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal semiconductor products, mixed-signal foundry services and structured digital products.  It operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

AMI-Philippines is the center for back-end operations of AMI.  Its major processes and services comprise sorting, assembly subcontracting, testing and finishing and directly shipping to the customers.  All AMI-Phil products are exported to international customers of AMI predominantly in the US markets.  The main market is the industrial and communications business segmentized according to AMI's product and process capabilities.

AMI's commitment to transforming the company to a learning organization is manifested through the Quality College which provides in-house training programs assuring that all employees are given necessary training for continuous improvement. AMI is ISO9000, QS9000 and MIL-PRF38538 certified. New technologies are implemented such as Total Cycle Time (TCT), Dynamic Cycle Time (DCT), first yield, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Failure Mode Error Analysis (FMEA).

City Government of Marikina - 1998

The City Government of Marikina has consistently demonstrated a proactive senior leadership led by the Mayor with a defined, articulated and communicated vision as well as established and enforced standards of behavior and performance. The program of government is defined documented utilizing a broadened participation in annual planning. Different listening approaches have been employed to develop constituents. Progress has been achieved in creating an effective and motivated bureaucracy. Consistently, these improvements have resulted to high performance levels and improvement overtime of key measure indicators

Electronic Assemblies, Inc. (EAI) - 1998

EAI's driving force of Total Quality Management is their EAI Quality Improvement System (eQIS) which encompasses their beliefs and ideals in total customer satisfaction. It is divided into small business units such as the Continuous Improvement Teams (CITs) to assure quick response time and to facilitate easier communication between the customer and key operations personnel. The company was ISO 9002 certified in 1992 and 1995.

San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corp. - 1998

SMY's overall business direction, strategic plans, sales and marketing, and human resource policies are linked to the Glass Business objectives which are focused on customer satisfaction, market and revenue growth, cost competitiveness, financial/technological capability and employee development and satisfaction. SMY is the first San Miguel Facility to be certified to ISO 9000.

Yazaki-Torres Mfg. Inc. - 1998

YTMI was established in September 1973 as a joint venture with F. L. Torres, Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing makes wiring harnesses, automobile instruments, battery cables and other automotive parts. The company promotes employment in the Philippines and contributes to the country's exports of industrial goods.

The President and General Manager has always believed that the success of the company hinges on how well it can harness the full potential of its employees and the cooperation of various support groups. Thus, programs have been initiated to address these issues such as, "Quality, Cost and Delivery", "Quality Control Circles (QCC)", 4-S Program", and "7P+2D" which stands for Pag-unawa, Pagtitiwala, Pagsunod, Pagmamalasakit, Pagkakaalam, Pagkapayak, Disiplina and Determinasyon. It has since become one of the frameworks for the company's trek to present levels of performance. YTMI is QS 9000 certified.

Awardees & Recipients Archive

The Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence

United Laboratories, Inc. - 2008

United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB), the company trusted by consumers when it comes to taking care of their health.

UNILAB is a 100% Filipino owned private organization with a strong presence in the Asean region  developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of Consumer  and Prescription products. UNILAB was built on the concept of "Bayanihan", or working together for the common good.

To provide the best quality and affordable healthcare to Asia, the company recognizes the value of having the finest talents in its 3,000 strong workforce, making them the foundation of UNILAB business.

The unique principles that sets it apart – QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY, SERVICE TO COMMUNITY and THE BAYANIHAN SPIRIT.

All these, through the years, helping to ensure the products are of such quality that they remain synonymous in the Philippines to Trusted Quality Healthcare.

Recognition for Mastery in Quality Management

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. - 2006

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. (FSCI) is a joint venture among Sumitomo Electric Industries, Inc. (SEI, with 51%), First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC, with 40%), and Sumitomo Corporation (SC, with 9%). Incorporated in March 1996, FSCI was registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as a pioneer economic zone enterprise in April 1996. Its plant at the Special Ecozone of the Light Industry and Science Park (LISP) in Cabuyao, Laguna, was inaugurated in July 1997.

FSCI manufactures flexible printed circuits (FPCs) which are small, lightweight wiring components with electronic circuits printed on a flexible film. In order to meet customer needs for complex parts mounting indispensable for high density information transmission, FSCI have recently established flip-chip mounting technology for FPC application (FCOF). FPCs are widely used in electronic devices such as hard disk drives (HDDs), cell phones, car audio equipment, DVD and CD players, cameras, and printers. Consistent with its PEZA registration, FSCI sells 100% of its FPCs to the export market. These are either transported by air to its overseas customers, or by truck to its local multinational customers as constructive exports. FSCI uses freight forwarders to handle its export shipments, but delivers directly to its local customers.

FSCI strives to become a center for global manufacturing competence in FPC manufacturing. Part of the strategy of SEI in locating its plant in the Philippines is to locate near its customers, such as Fujitsu, Hitachi, and SHARP, all of which have factories in the Philippines. FSCI's strategic plan is guided by its vision of becoming the "world's leading manufacturer of flexible printed circuits" and its mission to "capture the flexible printed circuits market by providing the highest quality, lowest cost and fastest delivery time, in order to increase the value for our stakeholders".

FSCI is shaping a culture of innovation, empowerment, and agility that values employee learning and continuous improvement. Employees are guided by a set of core values, which have been published and disseminated to all employees through communication channels, training programs and company-wide activities following the deployment process of the performance management system. These values, manifested in employees' behavior at all levels of the organization, are: Customer satisfaction, Ownership and commitment, Discipline, Teamwork, Integrity, Continuous improvement, and Respect for each other.

NYK Fil-Ship Management, Inc. - 2005

Established in August 1989, NYK-FIL has emerged as one of the most successful shipmanning companies in the Philippines.  It is a joint venture of NYK Line and the Filipino-owned Transnational Diversified Group.  NYK-FIL although relatively young player in the industry, has carved a respectable position as one of the most prestigious manning companies in the Philippines.  From its humble beginnings of manning eight (8) ships, it now provides crew to 148 vessels of NYK Line with 6,000 seafarers under its wings and greatly contributing to the country's foreign reserves.

NYK-FIL is a consistent Awardee of Excellence by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for exemplary performance for many years.  On 31 January 2006, it was conferred anew the Award Excellence, ranking among the top ten awardees in the manning industry comprised of more than 300 manning companies.  NYK-FIL was also recognized for its exemplary welfare programs and allied services including its demonstrated capability in the field of overseas employment.  Due to the quality of manning and training services that it offers, its Principal, NYK Line, earned the Presidential Award of Distinction in the field of training during the First International employers Award in 2002.  Its employer was again conferred the Presidential Award of Distinction and the Ministerial Citation during the Second International Employers Award in 2005.

Quality is a way of life at NYK-FIL.  It is a well-guarded tradition that guides the company toward its continuing journey for service excellence.  It is a proud ISO 9001:2000 certified company for both its manning and training operations.

Panasonic Mobile Communication of the Philippines - 2003

Panasonic Mobile Communications Corporation of the Philippines (PMCP), (formerly known as Matsushita Communication Industrial Corporation of the Philippines) is a manufacturing company with a total workforce of 1,500 employees and twenty percent (20%) of which belong to the technical group in engineering, quality control and production. PMCP currently ranks as number two (2) among the Matsushita companies in the Asia Oceania region and its sales has reached P36,000,000,000,000 (approximately $650 million) for the current fiscal year.

The company is producing five Panasonic products namely: Panasonic GSM mobile phones, closed circuit video equipment, floppy disk drives, electronic toll collection and electret condenser microphones. The aforesaid products are ninety eight percent (98%) for export which had achieved wider acceptance in the global market. Management's major strategy is emphasize on focusing on quality enhancement which aims to make "Quality as PMCP's Core Competence and Identity".

PMCP's manufacturing facilities uses state of the art machines at par with the standards of other leading companies with similar business activities. The production line employs high-speed surface mounting machines, high precision PCB function testers and automated inspection equipment. This greatly improve quality reduce cycle time and improve the overall efficiency and productivity of the company.

To complement the said state of the art facilities are highly trained personnel who have undergone extensive training abroad to support the management thrusts of producing quality products to compete with the world's best.

Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. - 2001

Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. is a one-stop electronics manufacturing service provider offering seamless operations from Product Development, Prototyping, Plastic Injection, Metal Stamping, Electronic Assemblies and Supply-chain management to complete box-build solutions. Located in Laguna, IMI was founded in 1980 through a joint venture between Ayala Corporation and Resins, Inc. It has a current workforce of over 7,000. IMI's key in achieving performance excellence is in the integration of a Total Quality Management system with each of its fundamental strategy of business. Fundamental to IMI's growth is its commitment to quality as realized in its people, products, surroundings and partnership development. It is also ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certified.

Intel Philippines Mfg., Inc. - 2001

Intel Philippines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, the world's largest computer chip maker. It started its operations in 1974 in Bangkal, Makati City, and has a current 6,000-strong workforce. Its product expanded from its original flash memory products to include Microprocessors in 1995 and Chipsets in 1997 which has placed the Philippines at the cutting edge of Information Technology. Its people-oriented programs have developed a highly motivated workforce. An ISO 9002 certified company, Intel's well-placed quality management system supports these initiatives. Intel remains committed to social responsibility through close partnerships with government, industry and the community.

Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management

First Philippine Industrial Corporation - 2008

First Philippine Industrial Corporation (FPIC) is a joint venture of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (60%) and Shell Petroleum Company Limited of the United Kingdom (40%) transporting more than 1.5 billion liters of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other petroleum products through a pipeline system from Batangas to Metro Manila.  It provides the safest, most reliable, and most economical bulk fuel transport contributing to nation building and sustainable development.

FPIC's Management System is certified to six (6) international standards:   ISO 9001, Quality of Service; ISO 14001, Environmental Protection; OHSAS 18001, Health and Safety in the Workplace; SA 8000, Decent Working Conditions; ISO 27001, Security of Information and Investment in People.  FPIC continuously updates its technology through international partnerships, and collaborates with its communities and other stakeholders to ensure responsible operation.

Sutherland Global Services - 2008

Sutherland Global Services is a multinational IT Enabled and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, specializing in Customer Management and Back-office services for Fortune 1000 clients. Started its operation in 1986 in Rochester, New York, and now employs over 22,000 professionals offering right-shored, blended services from its delivery centers in the United States, India, Canada, Mexico, Bulgaria and the Philippines.

In the Philippines, from 2005, the company has grown to over 7,000 employees in five locations from Makati to Clark, Tarlac, Camarines Sur, and Davao. The company provide BPO services to world renown companies in telecommunications, securities, technology, banking and finance, software, e-retail, ISP, and social networking industries.

In every engagement, Sutherland develops a deep understanding of the client's existing processes and technology, evolving from being just a provider of outsourcing services into a strategic partner.

Centro Escolar University - 2005

Centro Escolar University is a private, stocked, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1907.  It has since risen to be one of the top providers of quality professionals in the practice of Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Technology, Nutrition, Social Work, Education and Accountancy.  The University has also produced quality practitioners in the fields of Tourism, Business and Management, Information Technology, Mass Communications, Secretarial, Hotel and Restaurant Management and various arts and sciences.  These courses were designed to equip students for local and international employment and practice, guided by the philosophy of knowledge and virtue, and embodied in the mission of providing "quality education that ensures total development of its members" in a caring environment.  The successful achievement of its mission is indicated by the laudable performance of its graduates in the board examinations in terms of passing percentage and board placers and in the placement of its graduates.

Strong leadership, a distinct organizational culture, highly qualified team of managers-educators, faculty and support staff and well-defined academic and support processes and financial stability ensure the University's quality performance.  The 1,060-manpower complement has evolved into a learning community to meet the challenges of changing needs and expectations of various stakeholders.  This is shown in their commitment to implement/support several continuous improvement schemes.  These include levels 2 and 3 accreditation under PACUCOA and PAASCU for almost all programs at CEU Manila and Malolos, internal and external quality audits and customer feedback under its ISO 9001 certification, quality tools such as 5S, a suggestion scheme, quality circles and a recognition scheme.  The CHED conferred on CEU the distinction of a Full Autonomy Status for Meritorious Achievement in Higher Education in recognition of its long tradition of performance excellence and integrity.

University of Santo Tomas - 2005

When one talks of Espana Blvd., one landmark will immediately come to mind: the University of Santo Tomas.  And when one talks of UST, a lot of things come to mind: old at 395 nestled on a sprawling historical campus, quality Catholic education, Papal visits, countless alumni that include Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini and Alfredo Velayo  of SGV, topnotchers in board examinations, the Growling Tigers of UAAP, and a host of other things, including a well-known hospital that also bears the University name.  Indeed, the University of Santo Tomas is all these, and a whole lot more.  It spells of excellence as manifested by the awards and recognitions it has received from government and accrediting bodies for the high quality education it offers.  As a matter of fact, UST has been granted full autonomy by the CHED due to the excellence of its flagship programs.  Looking back at its historical past, one encounters the name Miguel de Benavides, O.P., the third Archbishop of Manila who initiated the establishment of the institution by bequeathing his modest personal funds and his personal library collection on July 24, 1605, two days before his death.  On April 28, 1611, UST was formally established as a "seminary-college".  This marked the tertiary education in the Philippines.  Today, 395 years, 18 colleges and 33,000 students later, the Pontifical and Royal Catholic University of Santo Tomas once again proves that quality education is its trademark, with the PQA for Proficiency in Quality Management bestowed upon it.

Anticipating its fourth centennial in 2011, UST continues to provide Filipino with the characteristic quality Catholic education that it has been known for.  It will expand beyond Espana and extend to the South-the southern part of Luzon in Laguna (Sta.Rosa Campus) and the Southern part of Mindanao in General Santos City (Gen. Santos Campus).  It will bring to the new campuses the same Thomasian identity of competence, compassion and commitment.  Utilizing an updated IT infrastructure to support e-learning and other innovative services, UST will be able to hurdle its next 400 years in the same level of excellence that it had as it served the country from 1611 to this day.

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. - 2004

First Sumiden Circuits, Inc. (FSCI) is a joint venture among Sumitomo Electric Industries, Inc. (SEI, with 51%), First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC, with 40%), and Sumitomo Corporation (SC, with 9%). Incorporated in March 1996, FSCI was registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as a pioneer economic zone enterprise in April 1996. Its plant at the Special Ecozone of the Light Industry and Science Park (LISP) in Cabuyao, Laguna, was inaugurated in July 1997.

FSCI manufactures flexible printed circuits (FPCs) which are small, lightweight wiring components with electronic circuits printed on a flexible film. In order to meet customer needs for complex parts mounting indispensable for high density information transmission, FSCI have recently established flip-chip mounting technology for FPC application (FCOF). FPCs are widely used in electronic devices such as hard disk drives (HDDs), cell phones, car audio equipment, DVD and CD players, cameras, and printers. Consistent with its PEZA registration, FSCI sells 100% of its FPCs to the export market. These are either transported by air to its overseas customers, or by truck to its local multinational customers as constructive exports. FSCI uses freight forwarders to handle its export shipments, but delivers directly to its local customers.

FSCI strives to become a center for global manufacturing competence in FPC manufacturing. Part of the strategy of SEI in locating its plant in the Philippines is to locate near its customers, such as Fujitsu, Hitachi, and SHARP, all of which have factories in the Philippines. FSCI's strategic plan is guided by its vision of becoming the "world's leading manufacturer of flexible printed circuits" and its mission to "capture the flexible printed circuits market by providing the highest quality, lowest cost and fastest delivery time, in order to increase the value for our stakeholders".

FSCI is shaping a culture of innovation, empowerment, and agility that values employee learning and continuous improvement. Employees are guided by a set of core values, which have been published and disseminated to all employees through communication channels, training programs and company-wide activities following the deployment process of the performance management system. These values, manifested in employees' behavior at all levels of the organization, are: Customer satisfaction, Ownership and commitment, Discipline, Teamwork, Integrity, Continuous improvement, and Respect for each other.

United Laboratories, Inc. - 2004

United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB), the company trusted by consumers when it comes to taking care of their health.

UNILAB is a 100% Filipino owned private organization with a strong presence in the Asean region  developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of Consumer  and Prescription products. UNILAB was built on the concept of "Bayanihan", or working together for the common good.

To provide the best quality and affordable healthcare to Asia, the company recognizes the value of having the finest talents in its 3,000 strong workforce, making them the foundation of UNILAB business.

The unique principles that sets it apart – QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY, SERVICE TO COMMUNITY and THE BAYANIHAN SPIRIT.

All these, through the years, helping to ensure the products are of such quality that they remain synonymous in the Philippines to Trusted Quality Healthcare.

PSi Technologies, Inc. - 2002

PSi Technologies is a focused independent semiconductor assembly and test service provider to the power semiconductor market. Their vision is to be the global leader in power semiconductor manufacturing, most admired for its partnerships, people and performance. They are proud of their long-standing partnerships with most of the world's leading power semiconductor manufacturers, who include Infineon Technologies, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Philips and ST Microelectronics. Their more than 3,000 employees enable the company to provide cost effective and comprehensive package design, assembly and test services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems and industrial products.

PSi Tehcnologies proudly represents the Philippines as the only Philippine incorporated company that is listed in the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the trading symbols PSIT.

NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductor, Inc.) - 2000

Philips Semiconductors is an international production center for the assembly, testing, packaging and distribution of discrete semiconductors. Its product application widely covers consumer, automotive, telecommunication, data processing and other general industrial application. It is under the Philips Semiconductor Division of Royal Philips Electronic.

Philips is divided into four Business Fulfillment Groups (BFG), with each group further broken to several Line Operating Teams (LOT) acting as "Mini Companies". Support Groups are matrixed to service BFG. Both BFG and LOT function as self-directed teams and are accountable for financial and operational results. This structure allows for flexibility and responsiveness to customer requirements.

Its modern plant located in LISP I, Cabuyao, Laguna, occupies 30,000 square meters and employs over 4,000 staff. Continuous quality and productivity improvement is rigorously practiced via the Philips Business Excellence (PBE) model.

Texas Instruments, Inc. - 2000

Texas Instruments (Phils.), Inc. (TIPI) is a manufacturing site of Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated. As a manufacturing site, TIPI assembles, tests and packages semiconductor devices or integrated circuits (ICs) that come in various pin types and applications: ball grid array (BGA), quad flat pack (QFP), plastic lead chip carried (PLCC), plastic dual in-line package (PDIP) and flipchip.

Built in 1980 by the Dallas-based TI, TIPI has acquired about 20.2 hectares of land area, approximately one-half of the entire PEZA-Baguio. Currently, the company has a total gross space of 344,000 square feet of which manufacturing and administrative spaces occupy 213,000 net square feet. It has a headcount of 2,000 that comprise the administrative, engineering and production specialist population.

Its products are used in the following: telecommunications, automotive, notebook computers, DSP solutions, graphics, ATM data encryption, modems, image processing, multimedia, audio speech processing, decoders and networking. Its productivity is the highest among similar TI plant in the world. TIPI currently manufactures 70% of all cell phone microchips in the world.

AMI Semiconductor, Inc. - 1999

AMI-Philippines is a subsidiary of American Microsystems, Inc. a privately held company based in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.  It is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal semiconductor products, mixed-signal foundry services and structured digital products.  It operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

AMI-Philippines is the center for back-end operations of AMI.  Its major processes and services comprise sorting, assembly subcontracting, testing and finishing and directly shipping to the customers.  All AMI-Phil products are exported to international customers of AMI predominantly in the US markets.  The main market is the industrial and communications business segmentized according to AMI's product and process capabilities.

AMI's commitment to transforming the company to a learning organization is manifested through the Quality College which provides in-house training programs assuring that all employees are given necessary training for continuous improvement. AMI is ISO9000, QS9000 and MIL-PRF38538 certified. New technologies are implemented such as Total Cycle Time (TCT), Dynamic Cycle Time (DCT), first yield, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Failure Mode Error Analysis (FMEA).

City Government of Marikina - 1999

The City Government of Marikina has consistently demonstrated a proactive senior leadership led by the Mayor with a defined, articulated and communicated vision as well as established and enforced standards of behavior and performance. The program of government is defined documented utilizing a broadened participation in annual planning. Different listening approaches have been employed to develop constituents. Progress has been achieved in creating an effective and motivated bureaucracy. Consistently, these improvements have resulted to high performance levels and improvement overtime of key measure indicators

Acbel Polytech Philippines (Formerly Data General Philippines) - 1998

Data General Philippines employs 145 workforce by an all-Filipino management team, headed by a Director. The company has drawn up systems to focus on employee partnering. Work is structured in processes, which are managed by Process Improvement Teams. The day-to-day activities are managed by Self-Directed Teams, and coached by functional managers. DGP supports the protection of the environment. As a member of the Pollution Control Association, recommended methods of waste disposal are followed.

Amkor Technology, Inc. - 1998

Amkor is one of the world's largest providers of contract semiconductor assembly and test services.  Founded in 1968, Amkor pioneered the outsourcing of IC assembly and test and is now a strategic manufacturing partner for more than 200 of the world's leading semiconductor companies.

Amkor supplements its world-class operational scope with the industry's.

- Largest package design staff

- Broadest portfolio of packaging technology

- Deepest sales and support organization

Amkor offers the industry's broadest array of package formats and sizes, from traditional, "off-the-shelf" leadframe configurations to leading-edge chip scale, flip chip and system-in-package solutions incorporating highly customized designs. This allows Amkor to be a single source for many of their customers' total IC packaging requirements.

The company maintains a non-unionized environment, borne by sound employee morale, developed by good employee selection and placement, employee development and training, benefits packages and effective communication. Guided by the company's vision, quality values and quality policy, AAPI has received certifications that include: ISO 9000, QS9000, SAC/FordQ101, DESCMIL, and ISO 14001.

Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management

J.B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Arevalo, Inc. - 2009

John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University is a pioneer institution in maritime education and training in the Visayas and Mindanao. Since its establishment in 1948, the institution has gone a long way and has made a list of FIRSTS:

- The first maritime educational institution accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). (March 1986)

- The first and the only maritime educational institution in the Philippines that has a Maritime High School. (1990)

- The first maritime school in the Philippines that have formulated and adopted the Enriched CHED Curriculum incorporating the IMO Model Courses. (June 1995)

- The first maritime educational institution granted Level III accredited and re-accredited status, the distinction which it holds up to this day.  (October 1995)

- It is the first maritime educational institution in the Philippines to attain an international accreditation, the DNV Certification for its Quality Assurance System- the first in the Philippines, second in Asia and third in the world to have such a distinction. (November 1997)

- It belongs to the first cluster of 11 maritime educational institutions that have complied with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements, for the inclusion of the Philippines in the “White List”.  Of the 11 schools, JBLCF was counted 3 times for its 3 campuses. (1998)

- The first maritime educational institution granted an Autonomous Status. (October 2001)

- The first maritime institution whose graduate program was subjected to the PACUCOA preliminary visit for Level 1 accreditation. (2004)

- The first maritime institution to be a recipient of the Philippine Quality Award (PQA). (2006)

- The first maritime university in the Philippines. (2007)

- The first maritime school with a second re-accredited status for level III by Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). (2007)

- The first maritime school granted level IV accreditation by PACUCOA. (November 2008)

National Economic Development Authority Region I (NEDA-I) - 2009

The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch. Its key responsibilities include:

- Coordination of such activities as the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national (area-wide, regional and local development);

- Review, evaluation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects identified under the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP) consistent with the government’s thrust of increasing investment spending for the growing demand on quality infrastructure facilities; and

- Undertaking of short-term policy reviews to provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers.

Airlift Asia, Incorporated - 2007

Airlift Asia Inc. (AAI) is a 28 year-old Filipino corporation, certified to ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and TAPA "A" for security.  AAI has four (4) major services, namely:  (a) international and domestic freight forwarding; b) customs brokerage; (c) warehousing; and (d) 3rd party logistics (3PL).  It has a branch office in Cebu City that caters to the requirements of customers in Visayas and Mindanao. AAI has set-up various satellite offices in Rosario and Dasmarinas, Cavite, Clark, Pampanga, Subic and Batino, Calamba, Laguna and in South San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

AAI has been consistently among the top five highest performing logistics solutions providers in the Philippines. In the recently concluded 8th Global Cargo Carriers, Inc. (GCCI) Industry Awards, AAI was named as the "Best Cargo Forwarder of the Year 2008" after sweeping all the four major awards in the Platinum category, Airfreight Management, Information Technology and Communications Infrastructure, Logistics and Warehousing Management and Transport Network and Equipment Management.

Through AAI's customer-focused leadership system guided by the Strategic Management Process (SMP) done annually, it has always achieved its targets. AAI is guided by its vision of becoming the number one total logistics Filipino company.

Johnson & Johnson Phils., Inc. (Consumer Division) - 2006

Johnson and Johnson (Philippines) Incorporated was organized in 1956 as a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, a U.S. corporation with headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is the world's largest and most diversified manufacturer of healthcare products. The Philippine organization is now one of the largest and most aggressive of the affiliates in Asia.

National Economic Development Authority Region I (NEDA-I) - 2006

The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch. Its key responsibilities include:

- Coordination of such activities as the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national (area-wide, regional and local development);

- Review, evaluation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects identified under the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP) consistent with the government’s thrust of increasing investment spending for the growing demand on quality infrastructure facilities; and

- Undertaking of short-term policy reviews to provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers.

Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development - 2009

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) was created in November 1972 to consolidate research and impel the country’s development. Starting as the Philippine Council for Agriculture Research (PCAR),its mandates gradually broadened to cover natural resources (PCARR) and eventually the development function (PCARRD).

AS one of the five sectoral councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), PCARRD is the apex organization for planning, evaluating, monitoring, and coordinating the national S &T programs in the agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR) sectors. By virtue of Executive Order No. 128, dated December 30, 1987, it is mandated to:

- Formulate strategies, policies, plans, programs and projects for the development of science and technology (S&T) in the agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR)sectors;

- Program and allocate government and external funds for R&D;

- Monitor and evaluate R&D programs and projects in the AFNR sectors; and

- Generate external funds for R&D in the AFNR sectors.

Relative to the mandates, PCARRD crafted its Corporate Plan or CorPlan (2005-2010) and the Integrated Science and Technology Agenda (STA) 2006-2010. The CorPlan translates the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) into the Council’s corporate agenda areas, embodied in four banner programs: 1) Knowledge and Technology Generation; 2) R&D Results Utilization 3) Capability Building and Governance; and 4) Policy Research and Advocacy. Anchored on these areas is the STA, which provides the unifying agenda for cooperation and partnership stakeholders. Further, it guides the provision of Grants-in-Aid (GIA) to the National Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Network (NARRDN) and the Regional R&D Consortia.

As organized, the NARRDN facilities programming of activities and allocation of funds. The Network is composed of state universities and colleges (SUCs), research stations of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and selected private companies that implement R&D projects in their respective areas. NARRDN proposals go through review, approval, monitoring, and evaluation.

The R&D consortia are mechanisms to decentralize, plan, monitor, and evaluate R&D projects and activities at the regional level. Counterpart funds from the Council’s Grant-in-Aid (GIA) support consortia are R&D institutions and support agencies located in the region.

National Transmission Corporation - 2006

The National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) is a government agency created under Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001. 

Since March 1, 2003, TransCo operated and managed the power transmission system that links power plants to the electric distribution utilities nationwide. The same law mandated the privatization of TransCo through an outright sale or management concession agreement. 

Following a public bidding conducted in December 2007, the TransCo concession was awarded to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), which eventually secured a congressional franchise to operate the transmission network through Republic Act No. 9511.

J.B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Arevalo, Inc. - 2005

JBLCF-Arevalo, formerly Iloilo Maritime Academy, is a maritime institution that provides quality education and training for the development of globally competitive deck seafarers as well as maritime industry managers.  Its vision is to be the leading institution in quality education and training through total quality assurance and be the major global supplier of competent, qualified and morally upright professionals and leaders in service to God, loyal to country and company.  To achieve this vision, JBLCF-Arevalo has a mission of providing quality education and training through unrelenting quest for excellence as a major supplier of global, technical and professional manpower.  In this quest, the institution is committed to its quality policy which is, "to comply with national and international standards and strive to exceed customer's expectations".  The core values of the institution are education, life, progress and discipline.

Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit institution for higher learning, JBLCF-Arevalo is one of the three (3) academic units of the John B. Lacson Foundation System.  It continuously improves education and service by undergoing required and voluntary accreditation.  As such, it is the first accredited maritime education in the country; the first maritime higher education institution granted re-accredited level 3 status by the PACUCOA; the first maritime school to have published Maritime Education review; the first DNV-ISO certified higher education institution in the Philippines; the first and only maritime school with Phi Delta Kappa Chapter-an international Association of Professional Educators; FAPE's Graduate Center for Maritime Courses with its accredited graduate program by PACUCOA; and granted a full autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

MOOG Controls Corporation - 2004

Founded in 1951, MOOG Inc. is a Multinational Corporation based in Buffalo, New York, USA and has grown to become a world leader in high-reliability motion control systems, with over 5,000 employees world-wide. MOOG Inc. has operating units in 26 countries and is continuing to re-engineer the business on a global model. Moog Inc. has been recognized in the two publications of the book "100 best Companies to work for in America" and was 13th in Fortune Magazine's list of The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

Moog Controls Corporation - Philippine Branch was incorporated on December 14, 1984. On April 15, 1985, the Export Processing Zone Authority (now Philippine Economic Zone Authority) approved the company's application as a locator at the Baguio City Economic Zone. Moog-Baguio, which started with 25 pioneer employees, is now 610 in manpower strength. The machine shop includes 293 employees. Assembly and Test is staffed with 104 employees. The remaining 213 are included in support and administrative departments.

The company's principal product lines are servovalves and servoactuators that take the information generated by computers and converts it into hydraulic power and mechanical motion. The inputs to their products are the tiny electrical signals emanating from the control computers. Advancements in computer technology enhance the capabilities of products and their relevance in today's industrial society. Applications includes: Commercial Aircraft - Flight Controls and Engine Controls, Industrial Hydraulics and Industrial Electronics and Electric Drives.

National Economic Development Authority Region I (NEDA-I) - 2004

The National Economic and Development Authority is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch. Its key responsibilities include:

- Coordination of such activities as the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national (area-wide, regional and local development);

- Review, evaluation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects identified under the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP) consistent with the government’s thrust of increasing investment spending for the growing demand on quality infrastructure facilities; and

- Undertaking of short-term policy reviews to provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers.

Indo Phil Group of Companies - 2003

Indophil Textile Mills Inc. is the first Indian-Filipino joint venture in the country which started its operation in 1975 with merely 15,500 spindles and a lean workforce of 300 employees. As of today, Indophil has 91,844 spindles with a 24.8 MW captive Power Plant, churning out 70 tons of high quality yarn per day and a committed workforce of 2000 employees. Forty percent (40%) of Indo Phil's production is directly exported to 24 quality sensitive countries like USA, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, etc.

Indophil is managed by the Aditya Birla Group which is among India's largest business houses. Operating over five decades and globally for nearly thirty years. Its forty (40) state-of-the-art manufacturing units and sectoral services, anchored by 140,000 employees, spanning 18 countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Egypt, China, Australia, Canada, USA and UK.

Indo Phil is the only textile company in the Philippines to be certified by four (4) management systems namely, ISO-9001:2000 (Quality Management Systems), ISO-14001 (Environmental Management System), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safely) and SA8000 (Social Accountability). Indo Phil is also certified Child-Friendly Firm Tow Star from ECOP-ILO.

Indophil has always held its strength in three (3) areas to be competitive in the global market arena. These strengths are relentless productivity and quality improvements, innovative cost cutting and operating efficiencies. However, the company realized that it cannot lean on these strengths alone to manage today's business challenges and one must foster a people-cantered organization with a performance-focused culture. With this shift in mindset, Indophil was able to successfully face the challenges without neglecting the organization's goal of improving operational competencies.

On Semiconductor (formerly AMI Semiconductor, Inc.) - 2002

Established in 1978 as a local subsidiary of Motorola in the Philippines and as a result of the 1999 spin-off of the Semiconductor Components (SCG) Division of Motorola, to become an independent company, SCG Philippines, Inc. (ON Semiconductor Philippines or OSPI) became a subsidiary of the ON Semiconductor Corporation. It should be noted that in 1988, Philippine Society for Quality Control named Motorola Outstanding Quality Company of the Year. ON Semiconductor today is the world's number one supplier of analog logic and discrete components and offers an extensive portfolio of power, data and standard semiconductor components that address the design needs of today's sophisticated electronic products, automotive and appliances.

In 1988, ON Semiconductor shipped a total of 15 billion analog/logic and discrete products. Today, ON Semiconductor has a total of 8,400 employees worldwide including 9 manufacturing facilities, 5 technology and design centers across the globe and over 100 manufacturing subcontractors worldwide.

Cypress Semiconductor Philippines, Inc. - 2001

Cypress Semiconductor Phils., Inc. is an ISO 9002 and ISO 14000 certified company. Established in September 19, 1996, it is engaged in the manufacture of high-performance integrated circuit solutions to leading networking, telecommunications, and computer companies worldwide. Cypress' state-of-the-art equipment includes a fully automated Ball Grid Array Assembly line, first of its kind in the industry. The company utilizes established corporate Core Values that serve as the basis of its strength. Cypress aims to be the manufacturer of choice for internal and external customers, worldwide.

Astec Power Phils., Incorporated - 2000

ASTEC Power Inc. (Philippine Branch) is one of the eight manufacturing arms of ASTEC Power (USA) specializing on DC-DC and AC-DC switching power supplies used primarily for PC, printers, network servers, multimedia projectors, telecommunications, and industrial controllers. From a workforce of less than 500 people when it started in 1994, the company now has around 3,500 employees to support its operations. Assembly processes include Auto-Insertion/SMD, wave soldering and final assembly.

It has its own cable assembly to support its main production lines and is capable to manufacture a power supply with an output power of as low as 25 watts to as high as 1250 watts. API's main mission is to be the customer's first choice facility through flexibility, best manufacturing quality, competitive cost and reliable delivery.

City Government of Makati - 2000

The City of Makati, in the Philippines, is one of the sixteen cities that make up Metro Manila.

Makati is the financial center of the Philippines; it has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country. Major banks, corporations, department stores as well as foreign embassies are based in Makati. The biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange is situated along the city's Ayala Avenue. Makati is also known for being a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila.

With a population of 529,039 Makati is the 16th-largest city in the country and ranked as the 41st most densely populated city in the world with 19,336 inhabitants per square kilometer. Although its population is just half a million, the daytime population of the city is estimated to be more than one million during a typical working day because of the large number of people who go to the city to work, shop, and do business.

PSi Technologies, Inc. - 2000

PSi Technologies is a focused independent semiconductor assembly and test service provider to the power semiconductor market. Their vision is to be the global leader in power semiconductor manufacturing, most admired for its partnerships, people and performance. They are proud of their long-standing partnerships with most of the world's leading power semiconductor manufacturers, who include Infineon Technologies, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Philips and ST Microelectronics. Their more than 3,000 employees enable the company to provide cost effective and comprehensive package design, assembly and test services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems and industrial products.

PSi Tehcnologies proudly represents the Philippines as the only Philippine incorporated company that is listed in the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the trading symbols PSIT.

National Statistics Office - 1999

The National Statistics Office's visible quality commitment of its leadership, led by the Administrator, has encouraged the agency to initiate programs that go beyond the government mandate to provide statistical services and civil registration to the public. Key customer requirements have been identified and considered in the five-year development plan and communicated up to the provincial levels. Processes for statistics generation and civil registry are clearly defined. NSO's management has generally good relations with the people; the union participates in strategic decision-making.

PSi Technologies, Inc. - 1999

PSi Technologies is a focused independent semiconductor assembly and test service provider to the power semiconductor market. Their vision is to be the global leader in power semiconductor manufacturing, most admired for its partnerships, people and performance. They are proud of their long-standing partnerships with most of the world's leading power semiconductor manufacturers, who include Infineon Technologies, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Philips and ST Microelectronics. Their more than 3,000 employees enable the company to provide cost effective and comprehensive package design, assembly and test services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems and industrial products.

PSi Tehcnologies proudly represents the Philippines as the only Philippine incorporated company that is listed in the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the trading symbols PSIT.

AMI Semiconductor, Inc. - 1998

AMI-Philippines is a subsidiary of American Microsystems, Inc. a privately held company based in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.  It is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal semiconductor products, mixed-signal foundry services and structured digital products.  It operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

AMI-Philippines is the center for back-end operations of AMI.  Its major processes and services comprise sorting, assembly subcontracting, testing and finishing and directly shipping to the customers.  All AMI-Phil products are exported to international customers of AMI predominantly in the US markets.  The main market is the industrial and communications business segmentized according to AMI's product and process capabilities.

AMI's commitment to transforming the company to a learning organization is manifested through the Quality College which provides in-house training programs assuring that all employees are given necessary training for continuous improvement. AMI is ISO9000, QS9000 and MIL-PRF38538 certified. New technologies are implemented such as Total Cycle Time (TCT), Dynamic Cycle Time (DCT), first yield, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Failure Mode Error Analysis (FMEA).

City Government of Marikina - 1998

The City Government of Marikina has consistently demonstrated a proactive senior leadership led by the Mayor with a defined, articulated and communicated vision as well as established and enforced standards of behavior and performance. The program of government is defined documented utilizing a broadened participation in annual planning. Different listening approaches have been employed to develop constituents. Progress has been achieved in creating an effective and motivated bureaucracy. Consistently, these improvements have resulted to high performance levels and improvement overtime of key measure indicators

Electronic Assemblies, Inc. (EAI) - 1998

EAI's driving force of Total Quality Management is their EAI Quality Improvement System (eQIS) which encompasses their beliefs and ideals in total customer satisfaction. It is divided into small business units such as the Continuous Improvement Teams (CITs) to assure quick response time and to facilitate easier communication between the customer and key operations personnel. The company was ISO 9002 certified in 1992 and 1995.

San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corp. - 1998

SMY's overall business direction, strategic plans, sales and marketing, and human resource policies are linked to the Glass Business objectives which are focused on customer satisfaction, market and revenue growth, cost competitiveness, financial/technological capability and employee development and satisfaction. SMY is the first San Miguel Facility to be certified to ISO 9000.

Yazaki-Torres Mfg. Inc. - 1998

YTMI was established in September 1973 as a joint venture with F. L. Torres, Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing makes wiring harnesses, automobile instruments, battery cables and other automotive parts. The company promotes employment in the Philippines and contributes to the country's exports of industrial goods.

The President and General Manager has always believed that the success of the company hinges on how well it can harness the full potential of its employees and the cooperation of various support groups. Thus, programs have been initiated to address these issues such as, "Quality, Cost and Delivery", "Quality Control Circles (QCC)", 4-S Program", and "7P+2D" which stands for Pag-unawa, Pagtitiwala, Pagsunod, Pagmamalasakit, Pagkakaalam, Pagkapayak, Disiplina and Determinasyon. It has since become one of the frameworks for the company's trek to present levels of performance. YTMI is QS 9000 certified.

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