Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman led city officials, department heads, division chiefs, and employees in receiving the certificate of registration, February 27, from Veritas Assurance certifying that the management system of LGU-Isabela City “has been assessed and registered by Veritas System Quality Certificates as conforming to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.”
Veritas Assurance Audit Team Leader Brenda Magpantay described the occasion as the beginning of a partnership for expanding the culture of quality in institutions of public service. Mayor Turabin-Hataman in her keynote urged city hall employees to sustain the merits identified by this recognition in upholding excellence in public service as a platform from which the ideal of a happy and dignified life for all Isabeleños shall emanate. The local chief executive also remarked that the Certification is the realization of the quality policy of the local government unit.
Deputy Minority Leader and Basilan Lone District Representative Mujiv Hataman was in attendance to show his support for the first ISO-certification of any LGU in Basilan Province. Also present were Councilors Yusop Abubakar, Jeromy Casas, Bimbo Epping, Tammy Ismael, and Karel Annjaiza Sakkalahul. Meanwhile, Councilor Alan Ritchie Luis Biel represented Vice Mayor Jhul Kifli Salliman for the closing remarks which highlighted the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s role as a ready partner for such endeavor.
To date, Isabela City becomes the first and only ISO-certified LGU in the entire Zamboanga Peninsula. (Words by SJ Asakil, M. Guerrero/Photos by M. Santos, CIO)