BOC-Port of Cebu first to get prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification

BOC-Port of Cebu first to get prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification

BOC-Port of Cebu District Collector Charlito Martin Mendoza (left) receives the ISO 9001:2015 certification from BOC Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz (right)

By Junex Doronio
October 20, 2022

CEBU CITY — Another feather was added to the cap of District Collector Charlito Martin Mendoza as the Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu that he is heading is now officially the first Customs Collection District to have all its sub-ports and main Port ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

On Monday, October 17, Mendoza accepted the formal conferment from Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz and Atty. Kriden Balgomera, Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Interim Internal Quality Management System Office (IIQMSO), following the Executive Committee Conference at the Port of Manila building.

“We at the Port of Cebu are elated to finally hold this Certification. We collectively took on this difficult and fulfilling challenge to make this once-ambitious dream happen for the Port. After years of valuable time, talent, effort, and hard work our people poured into this goal, we did it,” Mendoza said.

He also acknowledged the acting BOC chief for the full support he has given the Port of Cebu to pursue its programs, especially for anti-smuggling, revenue collection, trade facilitation, good governance, and professional development.

Mendoza likewise attributed the success to the guidance and support of the Internal Administration Group (IAG) led by Deputy Commissioner Donato San Juan and the IIQMSO Team.

“The work does not stop here. The Port of Cebu strives daily to deliver consistent quality service to our clients and to innovate to respond to the needs of our stakeholders,” Mendoza stressed.

It can be recalled that the BOC Port of Cebu passed the Final External Audit conducted by TuvSud Philippines last June 24.

The Subport of Dumaguete and the Subport of Mactan under Collector Gerardo “Gerry” Campo were also conferred with the same Certification last 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Subport of Dumaguete under COOIII Gina Fatima Lasola passed its Second Surveillance Audit last month to maintain its ISO 9001:2015 Certification.

Mendoza said through ISO Certification, the Port of Cebu, with the guidance of Commissioner Ruiz, pursues meeting international standards to provide modern and quality customs services in line with the Bureau’s top priority programs. (ai/mtvn)

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