CFO towards Excellence
CFO towards excellence (center) CFO’s Secretary, Justice Francisco P. Acosta (Ret.) and CFO Executive Director, Usec. Astravel Pimentel-Naik, proudly show the GQMC recognition of CFO’s ISO 9001:2015 Certification. Also in attendance are the senior officers of the Commission.


The Government Quality Management Committee (GQMC) has recognized the Commission on Filipinos Overseas for attaining ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification during the 6th Recognition Ceremony held on October 25, 2018 at the Agoncillo Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center.

The CFO was recognized by the GQMC headed by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for successfully establishing an agency-wide Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001:2015 Standards. 

The CFO is the sole agency under the Other Executive Offices (OEO) classification that was recognized in this year’s batch of 61 awardees by the GQMC.  Director Maria Regina Angela Galias and Mr. Rodrigo Garcia, Jr. received the certificate on behalf of the Commission.

The awardees consist of 13 Departments and Attached Agencies, 1 Other Executive Office (OEO), 5 Government –Owned and –Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), 24 Local Water Districts (LWDs), 10 State Colleges and Universities (SUCs) and 8 Local Government Units (LGUs) which were certified within the period of September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

To date, there are only 185 government agencies and instrumentalities who are certified to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standards.

The GQMC annually recognizes government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations, state universities and colleges, and local government units for their QMS obtaining ISO 9001 Certification.

CFO’s journey towards establishing its ISO-certified Quality Management System (QMS) began in the last quarter of 2015, with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as its QMS consultant. Throughout the long and arduous process towards clearly defining its core processes of Migrant Welfare Services, Policy Development, Program Management, support processes to Filipino Emigrants and Migrants, and Administrative and Finance Support Services, CFO’s QMS Core Team remained steadfast and committed in the face of daunting challenges that came its way.


 Another feather on CFO’s cap.  Dir. Regina Galias on behalf of the CFO, receives the GQMC Certificate of Recognition from (l-r) SVP Magdalena Mendoza of DAP; Asec. Roosque Calacat of DILG; Usec. Janet Abuel of DBM; and Usec. Ireneo Vizmonte of DTI.


The institutionalization of the program on Quality Management Systems in government is a directive from the Office of the President to all departments and agencies of the Executive Branch including all government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCC) and government financial institutions (GFIs), via Executive Order No. 605. All government entities are directed to adopt the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems as part of the implementation of a government-wide quality management program.

The latest version of ISO 9001:2015 incorporates risk management to enable organizations to identify and provide a systematic approach to risk for more efficient quality management system.  The ISO 9001:2015 is by far, the most recognized and implemented quality management system standard in the world.

With its quality policy statement aptly summarized by its mantra of Kalidad na Serbisyo sa Mamayan, Abot sa Labas ng Bayan, CFO vows to maintain and sustain the quality standards in its entire processes and procedures as it contribution in enhancing public sector performance and making government organizations citizen-driven.


 The GQMC Certificate of Recognition ofCFO’s QMS efforts.