Seven more corporate entities were issued Certificates of Safety Seal by the Bacolod City government Friday.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia commended the companies that are compliant with the requirements of the Safety Seal Certification Program, a press release from the city said.
Stela Rose Rayos, chair of the city Safety Seal Committee, said the second batch of recipients of the Safety Seal certificates were Jollibee CityMall Goldenfields, McDonald’s Araneta, Starbucks Coffee at SM City, SM Development Corporation SMDC, Jollibee Mandalagan, Jollibee CityMall Mandalagan, and McDonald’s along North Drive-La Salle Avenue.
Six establishments initially received their Safety Seals on August 5, Rayos said, adding that four more firms will be issued similar certificates this week.
The certificates were handed by the SSC to the recipient-companies.
Some 163 companies initially applied for certificates of Safety Seal with the city government, Rayos said.
Of the applicants, 17 have, so far, qualified after online verification/calibration and on-site validation of the Inspection and Certification Team of the SSC, the press release said.
The Safety Seal Certification Program is a scheme affirming that an establishment or public transportation unit has been inspected by the government and was found compliant with minimum public health standards, is using or its contact tracing is integrated with StaySafe.ph, and the establishment or public transportation unit possesses the requisite business permits or franchise.
For online application, those interested may visit the Facebook page of the Bacolod Permits Division.
Rayos said only business establishments with valid mayor’s permit for 2021 are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Safety Seal.
Those who are awarded with a Safety Seal shall be allowed an additional 10 percent beyond the prescribed on-site capacity, as per IATF Resolution No. 127-A, series of 2021, she added.*