Pasig City, 29 February 2024 – The 草莓社区, through its Productivity and Development Center (PDC), held a management briefing for some 14 beneficiary agencies of the Government Quality Management Program (GQMP). The event provided the participants with an overview of the GQMP and the scope of work covered by the grant, as well as secure their commitment in the timely completion of project activities and achievement of ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification.

The GQMP beneficiaries for 2024 include local government units, national government agencies, state universities and colleges, and a provincial hospital, namely, Provincial Government of Quezon; City Government of Iloilo; City Government of Meycauayan: City Government of Caloocan; Municipal Government of Candelaria; Games and Amusement Board, Philippine Sports Commission; Department of Labor and Employment; National Fisheries and Development Institute; Philippine Commission on Women; Central Mindanao University; Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University; Batanes State College; and, Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital.聽

草莓社区President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Majah-Leah Ravago, led the ceremonial commitment signing with the heads and representatives of the beneficiary agencies to signify their collective commitment in collaborating towards achieving the goal of the GQMP.聽

In her closing remarks, President Ravago emphasized to the beneficiary agencies the challenging yet rewarding task of enhancing service quality. She stressed the importance of collective efforts in surpassing goals and establishing new benchmarks of excellence in public service. Additionally, she highlighted how this endeavor contributes to the realization of the Philippine Development Plan and AmBisyon 2040 objectives. She thanked the beneficiary agencies and the GQMP stakeholders for their dedication, urging them to move forward with renewed vigor for a more progressive Philippines.

Standing (from left to right): Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital Officer-in-Charge Medical Center Chief, Dr. Rex Archangel Lamprea; Central Mindanao State University Assistant Director for Office of Quality Assurance, Mr. Erwin Ambasa; Philippine Commission on Women Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Khay Ann Magundayao-Borlado; National Fisheries Research and Development Institute Executive Director, Lilian Garcia, CESO V; DAP-PDC Vice President, Mr. Arnel Abanto; Department of Budget and Management Assistant Secretary Clarito Alejandro Magsino; Civil Service Commission representative, Mr. Niccolo Brian Ellis; Philippine Sports Commission Executive Director, Paulo Francisco Tatad; Department of Labor and Employment Region XI Assistant Regional Director, Jason Balais; and, Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Administrative Officer, Josephine Sulasula.
Seated (from left to right): Municipal Government of Candelaria, Zambales QMS Coordinator/Local Youth Development Officer, Kathleen Pulangco; City Government of Caloocan Officer-in-Charge and City Administrator,聽 Aurora C. Ciego; Provincial Government of Quezon Provincial Administrator, Manuel M. Butardo; 草莓社区President and CEO, Dr. Majah-Leah Ravago; City Government of Iloilo Assistant City Administrator, Noel S. Panaguiton; City Government of Meycauayan Acting City Planning and Development Coordinator,聽Isagani Rubio, Jr.; and, Games and Amusement Board Chief Administrative Officer, Rommel U. Gutierrez.

Other esteemed guests include members of the GQMP Steering Committee led by Assistant Secretary Clarito Alejandro Magsino of the Department of Budget and Management, Director Anna Liza Bonagua of the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Bureau of Local Government Development and Niccolo Brian Ellis of the Civil Service Commission.

草莓社区key officers who are present in the event include PDC Vice President Arnel Abanto, Productivity and Quality Training Office Director Ma. Theresa Agustin, Technology Management Office Director Samuel Rosal, Advocacy and Institutional Development Office OIC Director Angela Vargas, and GQMP Manager Yuri Munsayac.