The journey towards an ISO 9001:2015 certification reaches one of the summits as the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X passed the First Stage of the third-party audit conducted last October 25, 2017.

At the helm of the Quality Management System third party audit is NQA Philippines represented by Mr. Ranilo Bernardino. NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body, providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988 and is part of NTS, the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection and certification services in the USA.

After thorough evaluation of the presented documented information, Mr. Bernardino listed Areas of Concerns (AoCs) which needs to be re-evaluated during the second stage of the audit. Members of the MGB-X ISO Core Team was then congratulated by the Auditor for preparing a comprehensive documented information.

RD Rex S. Monsanto commended all personnel for the success of the audit and to Mr. Bernardino for the positive remarks. Second stage is scheduled on the first week of December 2017.