/ 25 October 2021

FOR providing quality service to its stakeholders, the Pangasinan State University was given the Philippine Quality Award Level 3 or Recognition for Mastery Quality Management by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Lilian Salonga, director of DTI’s competitiveness bureau, said the award is given only to institutions whose performances “are comparable to those who have leading businesses abroad that are exerting conscious effort to be competitive.”

She said that the recognition is an affirmation of the effort and dedication of PSU management and its workforce, as well as the culture of quality in the organization.

“PQA means being the best of the best. That’s what you are. The recognition shows your perseverance to provide quality service to your stakeholders,” Salonga said in her speech during the ceremony on Oct. 22.

The recognition delighted PSU President Dexter Buted.

“The award is now etched in the history of PQA and PSU for we are the very first educational institution, both public and private, to be accorded the highest recognition and commendation across the country,” Buted said in his acceptance speech.

“Considering our humble beginnings, putting PSU on this pedestal is full of an impossible dream given our limited resources,” he added.

President Rodrigo Duterte will formally confer the award on the university on November 25, 2021.