/ 28 December 2022

THE POLYTECHNIC University of the Philippines was recognized for having a satisfactory rating in Anti-Red Tape Authority Report Card Survey.

PUP joined 49 other government agencies, garnering a total RCS score of 85.12 or Satisfactory.

A Certificate of Recognition was awarded to the university earlier this month.

“PUP joined nine other agencies in this exemplary accomplishment. Five agencies received the Silver Plaque, those with RCS Scores of 90 – 94.99 Very Satisfactory, while no agency has qualified yet for the Gold Plaque, RCS Scores of 95-100 Excellent. All participating agencies received a Certificate of Appreciation,” the university said.

“Among state universities and colleges, PUP placed second to the University of the Philippines Diliman. Other SUCs subject to RCS include Technological University of the Philippines, Marikina Polytechnic College, and Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology,” it added.

Tomas Testor, PUP Vice President for Student Affairs and Services and Anti-Red Tape Unit Chair, thanked all offices with enrolled processes to Citizen’s Charter for their support and contributions to the award.

“The tremendous effort and support of the PUP administration headed by Pres. Manuel Muhi to re-engineer and streamline office processes and the commitment of all PUP units led to this achievement,” Testor said.

“The university through PUP-ARTU will continue to improve the quality of services to all clients and stakeholders and faithfully implement the national policies on Ease of Doing Business (RA 11032) and Anti-Red Tape in the University,” he added.

The Report Card Survey is a holistic tool used by ARTA to measure the effectiveness of the Citizen’s Charter in reducing regulatory burdens and the impact of the human resource systems and programs in delivering efficient government service.

Participating agencies were measured in two core areas — institutionalization of RA 11032 and its mandates (40%) and overall survey results (60%).

To receive the award, only agencies with 85 and above RCS scores are qualified.