MORE than 15,000 establishments have been awarded with the government’s Safety Seal certification or have complied with the required minimum public health standards (MPHS).
The Safety Seal program is an inter-agency initiative by the Departments of the Interior and Local Government, (DILG), Health (DOH), Trade and Industry (DTI), Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Tourism (DOT) which awards public and private establishments or buildings with a certification (Safety Seal) to be conspicuously displayed indicating that a particular building or establishment is compliant with health protocols against COVID-19.
DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the issuance of safety seal to an establishment is mutually beneficial to the private business enterprise and the public because people are assured that the said building strictly observes MPHS.
At the same time, this leads to an increased consumer confidence to patronize the business.
Malaya said of the 15,687 safety-sealed establishments, around 4,000 are government buildings.
DILG officials personally visited the buildings for the installation of the certificate.
Malaya said the Safety Seal program addresses prevention and consumer confidence.