Tarlac State University has been deemed eligible for the 24th Cycle of the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) after successfully meeting its requirements as confirmed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)- Competitiveness Bureau on May 3, 2021.
In response, TSU established the Committee on the Philippine Quality Award under Administrative Order No. 24, s. 2021 dedicated to the preparation of the application report that will be submitted early June with Dr. Niño B. Corpuz, Vice President for Planning and Quality Assurance, as the overall coordinator.
The committee is composed of seven teams committed to the writing of the seven categories which embodies the Criteria for Performance Excellence: 1) Leadership; 2) Strategy; 3) Customers; 4) Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; 5) Workforce; 6) Operations; and 7) Results.
After the submission of the application report, it will be subjected to four stages of reviews: 1) Independent Review; 2) Consensus Review; 3) Site Visit Review; and 4) Judges’ Final Review where it will be conducted by a Board of Judges who will then convey a recommendation to the DTI Secretary.
The university is determined to participate to obtain several benefits which include 1) gaining an outside perspective of the organization’s strengths and opportunities for improvement; 2) receive a feedback report to serve as a guide for quality and productivity improvement efforts; and 3) sharpen the organizational tools for achieving better results and future growth.
The PQA, which has been institutionalized through R.A. 9013, is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance that aims to recognize the achievements of both public and private organizations for their efforts towards performance excellence.
Winners of the program will be invited to receive the award or recognition from the President of the Philippines in a conferment ceremony held in Malacañang Palace.