MANILAThe National Printing Office (NPO) on Thursday vowed to provide world-class quality of printing products while maintaining low-cost prices for Filipinos.
Marking its 118th founding anniversary, NPO Director Francisco Vales Jr. said the office sought to acquire more modernized printing machines worth more than PHP100 million to better improve the quality of its printing services.
These include (4/5) Tower Web Printing Machine, one Offset Printing Machine, Digital Printing Machine, and Finishing Machines.
He said part of the agency's strategy is to promote quality of printing service.
"Fast forward to today, following one world war and two major fire incidents, the National Printing Office stands tall for 118 years," he said.
Vales added that NPO also plans to implement projects to better improve their printing services including NPO Childminding Center, NPO Plant Nursery as well as the renovation of its division offices.
He also said the printing office is now expanding a market-based approach and partnership with the private sector, and "will continue to uphold the NPO brand as a reliable partner in development."
Further, NPO Executive Officer Eddie Vista said the next strategy of NPO in its 118th year is to provide world-class quality products while maintaining cheap but modernized technology of printing.
"We begin our next phase with the modernized machinery and equipment, may we allot significant progress and innovation in our product and services. We begin more challenges and more opportunities ahead of us," Vista said.
The celebration started with a religious mass attended by more than 400 NPO employees and other guests from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Meanwhile, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar encouraged NPO employees and staff to continue to uphold the value of print and its important role in the increasing demands of truth.
"While paperless methods of communications are now being utilized quite excessively, printing is still an indispensable and effective way of exchanging data and information. As technology continues to advance, so does print continues to evolve," he said in his message.
NPO, which is created as per Executive Order No. 285 dated July 25, 1987 (and as amended by E.O 378), is mandated to provide printing services to government agencies including official ballots and election paraphernalia which could be shared with Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, upon the discretion of the Commission on Election and consistent with the provision of the Election Code of 1987.
The printing office may also accept other government printing jobs, including government publications and other printing needs of the PCOO and the Office of the President. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency