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Bgy San Antonio 1st Pasig bgy to get DILG safety seal

June 20, 2021 Arlene Rivera 417 views

AFTER fully complying with the government- mandated safety and health protocols against COVID 19, a barangay in Pasig City became the first barangay in Pasig City to receive a Safety Seal from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Barangay San Antonio was among the 30 barangays in Pasig that received a Safety Seal from the DILG.

“The Safety Seal from the DILG definitely assures our residents that Barangay San Antonio, Pasig is compliant with the safety and health protocols, and that, we ourselves practice what we preach,” Barangay Chairman Raymond Lising said,

The barangay hall was inspected by the DILG recently and was given the Safety Seal the same day.

The DILG said they found the barangay 100 percent compliant with all of the government’s minimum safety and health protocols in the workplace.

Lising stressed the salience of ensuring the consistent implementation of safety and health protocols.

“The pandemic is still not over. We must always wear face masks and other similar protective equipment. We should also practice social distancing at all times to ensure our own safety, and the safety of others,” he said.

According to Lising, the Barangay San Antonio, Pasig installed protective barriers, body temperature checkers, hand sanitizing stations, air purifiers, and other safety equipment to ensure the safety of all who work and those who visit the barangay hall.

The Safety Seal program is an inter-agency effort among the DILG, Department of Health (DOH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

It grants establishments a Safety Seal to be displayed indicating that the building or establishment they are entering is compliant with health protocols against COVID-19.

According to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, the DILG and local governments will inspect buildings to grant Safety Seal and ensure that all establishments, private and public, are adhering to minimum health and safety standards and are using the as their contribution in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

This initiative is part of the government’s efforts to stop the surge of COVID-19 and assure the people that the said establishment is safe, he said.