The Colegio earned the country’s recognition during the 17th Philippine Quality Awards (PQA) Forum held last March 31 at the Philippine International Convention Center.
For its efforts to attain and sustain quality service and performance, Letran was given the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management. Last September, Pres. Benigno Aquino III conferred the award to Rev. Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP, at the Malacañan Palace.
Citing the United Nation’s 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, Marquez said that the Colegio is one with other schools in pursuing Quality Education. He said that it [quality education] should “define and describe our being and becoming – who we are and what we do, our discourse and our deed, our dreams and our direction.”
Marquez explained that Letran, in pursuance of its goal, puts faith in its people, its stockholders. “They are our most important resource. Let us help them transform their lives, lift them from poverty, promote justice, and develop their families and communities in peace,” he said.
Adding to that, he said that Letran is promoting excellence in its academic programs, active in establishing and sustaining partnerships, and is ever faithful to improving constantly its processes.
Letran also showed an audio-visual presentation that highlighted its journey towards the attainment of the PQA recognition.
Present during the Rector’s report were Rev. Fr. Boyd Sulpico, OP, the vice president for Administrative Affairs; Rev. Fr. Orlando Aceron, the dean of the College of Education; Asst. Prof. Eunice Areola, dean of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy; ZaidaNicdao, the director of the Human Resources Department; Randy Castillo, the director of Planning and Development; JhennieVillar, director of the Office of Alumni and Public Affairs; Asst. Prof. Aurora Peñaflor, director of the Center of Community Development; Edna Marco, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs; Dr. Grace Hilario, director of Information Technology and Media Services; Dr. Cristina Castro – Cabral, coordinator for Professional Development; and Asst. Prof. JinkyBatiduan, Executive Secretary.
Recipients of the PQA are those who have been an example of excellence in quality service and management. They have been evaluated by the PQA committee - which is made up of industry professionals – based on seven criteria: leadership, strategy, customer, measurement analysis, and knowledge management.
The PQA program was established in 1997 and continues to set the standard of excellence for any organization that aim for global competitiveness, ultimately, helping the Filipino people lead an improved quality of life.