The City Government of Malabon has started awarding Safety Seal Certifications to Malabonian business establishments to ensure public health and well-being amid the global pandemic.
“While it is not mandatory for all establishments to get a Safety Seal Certification, I still recommend that they apply for one as this gives our constituents, their clients, the confidence that they need to visit their stores,” Mayor Lenlen Oreta said during the ceremonial awarding to Fisher Mall Malabon on July 7.
“This is free of charge, all that they need is to comply with all the health protocols, fill out the form which they can get from our microsite (DOWNLOAD: Safety Seal Application Form), and wait for the scheduled site inspection from the City Government,” Mayor Oreta explained.
Robinsons Town Mall is the first business establishment in Malabon to be awarded the Safety Seal Certification on June 28.
Meanwhile, Councilor Enzo Oreta, Chairperson of the Committee on Cooperatives, Labor, Trade, and Industry of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, thanked the owners of Safety Seal-certified establishments for supporting the government’s efforts to ensure the safety and health of the Malabonians.
Under the Safety Seal Certification Program, local government units (LGUs) certifies business establishments when the latter complies with minimum public health standards set by the Interagency Task Force and LGUs, while using or integrating their contact tracing system with staysafe.ph.
Once certified, a business establishment may be granted an additional 10 percent operating capacity.
The Department of Labor and Employment, Department on Health, Department on the Interior and Local Government, Department of Tourism, and Department of Trade and Industry issued a joint memorandum that delegates the issuance of Safety Seal Certification to malls, wet markets, retail stores, fast food chains, banks, and other private establishments to local government units. (JEdlS)