Friday, May 6, 2016

ARMM office

New Issue alert:

Office of the Regional Governor-ARMM ISO 9001:2008 Certification

The Office of the Regional Governor-ARMM ISO 9001:2008 Certification Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting May 6, 2016 at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 19, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

[press release added later]

PRESS RELEASE: ORG-ARMMs first ISO certification gets a feature in PHLPost stamps

Highlighting the transparency and accountability of a government office, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases stamps to feature the first ISO 9001:2008 certification of the Office of the Regional Governor (ORG) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

After the successful two-phase external audit conducted by TUV Rheiland Philippines Inc., the ORG-ARMM acquired its eligibility for the certification in just eight months, the fastest issuance of ISO certification in history of a government office.

For more than 20 years, the ARMM was labelled as a “failed experiment” because of lack of political and fiscal autonomy and poor administration. But due to the management and administrative reforms for the past four years championed by Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman and supported by his secretaries and heads of offices, the region has achieved unprecedented accomplishments in his commitment to pursue a reformed regional government.

ARMM is composed of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-tawi, and the cities of Marawi and Lamitan. The preparation of the ORG for the ISO certification was assisted by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).

ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized quality management standard which specifies Quality Management System requirements focused on an organization’s ability to meet and improve customer satisfaction and quality requirements.

PHLPost commissioned security printer Amstar Co. to print 101,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P15 each. The stamps were designed by PHLPost creative artist, Maria Aimee J. Cabungao.

The ORG-ARMM ISO Certification stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

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