The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged local businesses to adopt the Philippine Quality Challenge (PQC) in order to prepare for the forthcoming economic integration.
DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr., during the Philippine Quality Award on Tuesday, said local businesses aiming for organizational excellence will help them to compete in the global market as the world is now moving toward various forms of economic integration.
PQC, a self-assessment performance excellence framework, eyes Philippine businesses in all sizes to pursuit organization improvement and performance excellence.
“With the Asean Economic Community coming into full force at the end of the year, competition will continue to get tough as companies across the region are gearing up, getting ready to sail on the sea of opportunities promised by a future of borderless trade and the free exchange of information, goods and services,” Manalo said.
“The Philippine Quality Challenge is one of the ways by which the DTI helps Philippine businesses become more competitive and take full advantage of the opportunities that will open up,” he added.