Joy Belmonte urges biz owners: Aim for safety seal certification


Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte is calling on business owners to comply with the Safety Seal certification program initiated by the national government to ensure the health and safety of the public.

Under Executive Order no. 13 s. 2021 signed by Belmonte, all establishments are enjoined to apply for and display a Safety Seal as proof or manifestation of their compliance with the minimum public health protocols such as the use of accredited contact tracing app KyusiPass.

“We hope our businesses will take this as an opportunity to prove that they carry out the necessary measures to ensure the safety of their customers. And in turn, we expect that this will increase customer confidence and positively affect everyone’s livelihood and our economy,” she said.

The following establishments shall be covered: malls, wet markets, and other retail stores; restaurants, coffee shops and eateries; banks, pawnshops, money changers, and remittance centers; car washes, and laundry service centers.

Also covered under the Order are art galleries, libraries, museums, and zoos; sports centers, gyms, and spas; tutorial, testing, and review centers; and cinemas and arcades.

Belmonte said there are two ways by which establishments can secure the seal.

“First, they can apply via our no-contact online procedure. Or in the course of our regular day-to-day monitoring, the inspection team may verify the eligibility of the inspected establishment for issuance of the Safety Seal,” she said.