Bacolod Business Establishments Renew Security Seal Certificates


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THE CITY OF BACOLOD – Commercial establishments, including two malls here, have renewed their security seal certificates to demonstrate their continued compliance with the minimum public health standards for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

These include SM City Bacolod and Ayala Malls Capitol Central, based on the list by the chair of the city’s security seal committee, Stela Rose Rayos, released on Friday.

Issued free of charge to compliant companies and public establishments, the certificate can be renewed every six months.

“Facilities awarded the certificate are entitled to an additional 10% on-site capacity beyond the prescribed percentage of capacity,” Rayos said, citing National Interagency Task Force Resolution 127-A. Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

On Friday, nine more establishments received their security seal certificates from the city government, including schools, banks, restaurants and private businesses.

Rayos said the inspection and certification team conducts online verification, calibration and on-site validation of candidate establishments.

Only commercial establishments with a valid mayor’s permit may apply for a security seal certificate, which must be prominently displayed at all entrances to establishments.

The Safety Seal certification program under IATF-EID Resolution 87 aims to increase compliance by private or public entities with minimum public health standards set by government, and seeks to encourage the adoption and use of the Stay digital contract tracking app as well as boost consumer confidence as the government safely reopens the economy. (NAP)


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