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Awardees & Recipients
Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management
San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corporation
San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corporation (SMYAC) - a joint venture company of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd. (NYG) - is the country's major manufacturer of glass bottles. Inaugurated in July 1991, it started commercial operations in July 1992. SMYAC designs and produces glass bottles for the food, beverage, spirit, and pharmaceutical industries - both for domestic and export consumption. Products are exported to the U.S.A., Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa. The facility has the capability to produce glass bottles of different shapes, sizes, and colors. It is also capable of producing ultra-lightweight bottles called Glasslite and bottles with Applied Color Label (ACL) using heavy metal-free (HMF) paints.
SMYAC's equipment are the most advanced in the Philippines as they are equipped with fully automated dust-free batch plant, an enclosed clean room, and state-of-the-art production and inspection machines from Europe, America, and Japan. In addition to this, SMYAC is equipped with an Electrostatic Precipitator (EP), an air pollution abatement system that performs the collection of combustion particles, which is recycled into minor raw materials used in glass production.
For total quality and productivity management, SMYAC is one of the first companies in the Philippines to be certified in ISO 9000 by the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) through its accreditation in December of 1992 - merely six months after its commercial operation. Its Quality Management Systems currently follows the ISO 9001:2008 Standards as certified by Bureau Veritas Certification. It was also recommended for certification by SGS Philippines, Inc. for ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System and PAS 223:2011 Good Manufacturing Practice.
In June 1998, SMYAC was accorded a Philippine Quality Award for Commitment in Quality by former President Fidel V. Ramos. And its most recent achievement in quality management, the facility was recognized by President Benigno S. Aquino III with a Philippine Quality Award for Proficiency in Quality Management in December 2012.
Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management
Lyceum of the Philippines University, Batangas
Lyceum of the Philippines University, a private tertiary educational institution located in Region IV-A was established in 1966 by the late Senator, Dr. Sotero H. Laurel adopting the educational philosophy of his father, former President Jose P. Laurel. LPU is committed to a culture of quality and excellence marked by a familial spirit and a harmonious work environment which is embedded in its vision and mission.
Today, LPU offers 42 degree and non-degree programs, delivered through formal and direct classroom instruction using the enhanced CHED curriculum and standards and where appropriate standards set by professional organizations and regulatory bodies. The school employs over 500 teaching and non teaching personnel to serve the needs of its about 10,000 student populace.Its core competencies are Hospitality Management and Tourism, Marine Transportation, Dentistry, Medical Technology, and Nursing. LPU has made great strides in the last few years.Its Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2008. LPU is also the first school to be recognized by the international standards for human resource training and development, the Investors in People (IiP). Additionally, twenty-five programs of LPU are accredited in various levels by the PACUCOA.
Through the efforts of the entire LPU Family, the university received the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) for Commitment to Quality Management – the fourth school in the Philippines to receive this distinction and the first in Region IV. The same year, CHED formally awarded LPU Batangas the Center of Excellence (COE) for HRM and Center of Development (COD) for Tourism. Likewise, the international accreditation of HRM and Tourism programs toInternational Center of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) has already been awarded – again, another first in the Philippines.The success of LPU is attributed to its high student performance, competent, dedicated and motivated employees, relevant curricula, upgraded facilities and up-to-date technological equipment, good campus climate, efficient and effective support processes and strong management support.
The present thrust of LPU towards an outcomes based education has triggered major changes and innovations in the teaching and learning processes to ensure that instruction will bring about the desired outcomes stipulated in the course syllabi. The results of the various processes are the primary indicators which LPU uses in defining its organizational excellence.All is set for LPU’s continued journey of fluttering its wings while lulled in the wind of achievements,all in the name of quality and excellence.
Pro Deo et Patria! Veritas et Fortitudo!
Don Bosco Technical College
Don Bosco Technical College stands on 3.5-hectare lot at 736 General Kalentong Street, Mandaluyong City, historic and hallowed grounds. The 18th century Spanish building (1716) at the heart of the campus is a testimony to events that led to the 1896 uprising of the country’s patriots, the Katipuneros, against the Spanish colonizer.
St. John Bosco, the 19th century priest who founded the Salesians during Italy’s industrial revolution, stands out in the history of the Church as the “Father and Teacher of Youth” who has able to inspire youth in their teens and twenties to become saints.The Profile of the Ideal Salesian Education presents an explicit understanding of the distinctive nature of a Don Bosco education. There are many ways in which Don Bosco schools and training centers resemble other kinds of Catholic education. But this profile emphasizes the essential characteristics and basic options of Salesian education. It is not borne out of an elitist complex, but is simply a logical consequence of the fact that Don Bosco schools and training centers live and operate within a particular charism in the Church.Salesian education offers the Preventive System, “based entirely on reason, religion and loving kindness,” as its main original contribution to the cause of education. The Salesians of Don Bosco, as guarantors of the Salesian ethos of the school and training center (GC 24, 27), are committed to the reformulation of the preventive system as an ongoing task in the light of the youth condition and culture of the present day.
Our core competency is “technology with a soul’’, technical education with spiritual formation. The students, through the Salesian Youth Movement and the Volunteer Movement, commit themselves in various ways to animation for the benefit of their peers. Salesian education forms the youth as servant-leaders, creating an environment for them to be empowered and to be responsible for themselves and others.There are Student Professional Organizations, Students Religious/Pastoral Organizations, Students Socio-Cultural / Interest-Oriented Organizations that enhance the development of a character of a servant-leader.
The students, through the technical curriculum, acquire relevant skills, develop the requisite discipline and responsibility, become self-reliant, and increase their employability and productivity. Don Bosco schools are equated with state-of-the-art quality technical education. The commitment of Don Bosco to technical education makes the Salesian schools a very relevant partner in the education of the Philippine youth. For the last fifty years, Don Bosco schools in this country have been teaching the Filipino youth skills in mechanics, electronics, automotive, industrial drafting welding, wood-work and others, particularly through the training centers. In addition, Don Bosco offers courses in Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Computer and Electrical technology; construction, furniture-making and agro-mechanics; as well as college courses in Engineering.Salesian education offers the Preventive System, “based entirely on reason, religion and loving kindness,” as its main original contribution to the cause of education. The Salesians of Don Bosco, as guarantors of the Salesian ethos of the school and training center (GC 24, 27), are committed to the reformulation of the preventive system as an ongoing task in the light of the youth condition and culture of the present day
In Don Bosco schools, the development of moral and Christian values goes hand in hand withtraining in the manual and technical skills. Religion will teach the young how to live and their technical education will teach them how to earn their dailybread.
Thomson Reuters Corporation Pte.Ltd. Philippine Branch
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters has grown into one of the world’s largest international, multicultural organizations with offices and customers around the globe. Its main headquarters is located in New York with major operations in London; Eagan, Minnesota; Bangalore, India; and Manila, Philippines. Over 60,000 employees work for Thomson Reuters in more than 100 countries.
Thomson Reuters currently has over 2,400 staff working in the Philippines, with operations based in Ayala, Makati City and McKinley Hill, Taguig City. The Manila Operational Centre provides high value, knowledge-based supportfor content, product development, and customer and consulting services for both regional and global functions of Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk and Legalto markets from across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.Manila covers the whole spectrum of information services and support for Thomson Reuters—from basic data-processing to knowledge-intensive analysis of market specific financial and legal information, to handling complex technical, data and applications support services for global customers, to providing client training and account management functions for our global and regional clientele. Specifically for Thomson Reuters Customer Service, Manila serves as the hub for English language first-line product support and performs part of the global entitlements transactions processing for its financial markets business. For Thomson Reuters Legal, Manila supports thebusiness by generating editorial content and providing customer service for its flagship products for Legal profession in North America and Malaysia.
Thomson Reuters Manila employees are experienced professionals and high quality university graduates with strong backgrounds in business, banking and finance, economics, accounting, media, marketing, communications, and technology, complemented by multi-language capabilities. Thomson Reuters Manila won the 2010 People Program of the Year Award given by the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines for “The Manila Transformation Agenda,” a change management program. The program detailed how Manila was able to grow and expand its operations during the 2008 merger of Thomson Corporation and the Reuters Group, by capitalizing on its organizational strengths and its people.
In 2011, Thomson Reuters Manila also won the Shared Services Excellence of the Year Award at the International ICT Awards – Philippines for our outstanding achievements as a key operations center providing high value services to the Thomson Reuters global network.In 2012, Thomson Reuters Manila was given the Philippine Quality Award Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management by President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacanang Palace.
Optodev, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Essilor International.The company’s offices and manufacturing plant are located at LagunaInternational Industrial Park in Biñan, Laguna, Philippines.
OPTODEV, Inc. manufactures two (2) premium products: Photo-chromicand High Index. The lenses produced in OPTODEV are manufactured inaccordance to the highest Essilor standards and are exported directlyto various Essilor customers abroad and via constructive to anotherexport manufacturing company located within the same industrial park.A very small volume is sold directly to Essilor’s local laboratory inthe Philippines. OPTODEV, Inc. uses the services of freight forwarders and expeditersnominated by Essilor International to deliver lenses to customers allover the globe. For Transitions Optical Philippines, Inc., a customerjust across the street, lenses are delivered manually in secured andsteel cages.As an organization engaged in the manufacture of premium uncoated, coated and multi-coated plastic ophthalmic lenses, the companysupports the vision of Essilor International: Helping the world to seebetter.
OPTODEV developed its own vision and mission with the involvement ofkey leaders from various departments as follows:
Vision: Be the most efficient premium factory of ophthalmic solutions.
Mission:Provide our customer with the best ophthalmic products and services. Motivate and develop our employees by providing a challenging anddynamic work environment with utmost concern to health and safety. Optimize the use of our resources to produce best quality lenses atthe most efficient cost and to reduce consistently our environmentalimpact.
In all its operations, the company makes sure that it adheres to itsstated values: a) Respect and Trust; b) WorkingTogether; c) Entrepreneurial Spirit; d) Innovation; and e) Diversity.PHASE 11 of the company is consists of 10,000 square meters whichhouses the manufacturing facilities. The organization’s manufacturingdepartments consist of state-of-the-art facilities for chemicalpreparation, assembly, filling, polymerization, disassembly andinspection. It also maintains a state of the art dip coating andvacuum film coating technologies used for high-value products. Otherspecial processes include laser engraving for specific customers.PHASE 2 has been constructed to house the office facilities andwarehouses with provisions for production increase in the comingyears.
OPTODEV, Inc. is subject to various statutory and regulatoryrequirements which impact organization structure and functions. Suchregulatory requirements include: DENR, PEZA, DOLE, BIR, SSS, Phil health, HDMF, SEC, FDA (for US), CEN (for Europe reporting), I-CARE and NFPA 13 (Safety for the Building). Some existingcertifications include: ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, and VerisafeBV referential. Other relevant statutory and regulatory requirementswhich impact OPTODEV’s operations are detailed in the factories annualObjectives, Targets and Program.