Reynaldo P. Peñaflor, Chief of Quality Assurance Section
informs Biliran DEO employees for achieving a one star
rating for Materials Testing Laboratory on Tuesday, August
28, 2018 after the flag raising ceremony.
now acquires one-star rating for materials testing laboratory
August 29, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (BDEO) achieved a one-star rating this time for
Materials Testing Laboratory.
According to District
Engineer David P. Adongay Jr., the district has successfully passed
the reassessment conducted by the Bureau of Research and Standards (BRS)
of DPWH Central Office conducted on April 26-27, 2018 at Biliran
DEO’s Materials Testing Laboratory.
complied with the provisions of Department Order No. 126, Series of
2016 Amendment to D.O. No. 11 Series of 2013 “Star Rating of DPWH
Regional and District Materials Testing Laboratories” and hereby
classified and categorized as a One-Star Materials Testing
Department Order No. 11,
Series of 2013 is being amended to emphasize that the Star Rating
System for testing laboratories of the Regional and District
Engineering Offices recognizes the need for capable laboratory
technicians and Materials Engineers and complete and reliable
Engr. Reynaldo P. Peñaflor,
Quality Assurance Chief said that after acquiring a one star rating,
they will slowly comply with the requirements for applying for a
“If we can complete the
testing equipments with capable laboratory technicians and Materials
Engineers, we will be applying for a two star rating,” said Peñaflor.
District Engineer Adongay
are encouraging the district’s laboratory technicians and materials
engineers to attend more trainings and seminars.
Meanwhile, Peñaflor said
that meeting all the required testing apparatus would mean that they
can already conduct all laboratory tests for contractors without
going to outside accredited laboratories.
The system classify
testing laboratories into One-Star, Two-Star or Three-Star
categories based on the following criteria: Availability of testing
equipment and apparatus, Competence/Accreditation of Personnel,
Observance of health and safety standards, Working area of the
laboratory, Calibration of apparatus/equipment and Third-party