CITY OF ILAGAN, ISABELA – Created to strengthen the partnership of the Department and its attached agencies in pursuit of better implementation of programs and policies for the local government units and other stakeholders, the Isabela Provincial Management Coordinating Committee (PMCC) eyes for better and safer operation of government offices and public establishments in the province through the Safety Seal Certification Program.
In a meeting conducted last June 04, 2021 via Zoom online application, DILG Isabela through Provincial Director Engr. Corazon D. Toribio, was keen on the importance of the issuance of Safety Seal Certificates to public offices and establishments within the Province. She further emphasized that the issuance of the Safety Seal Certificates is a manifestation that the concerned government offices and public establishments are compliant with the minimum public health standards and other protocols set by the national government agencies.
LGOO III Einnor Julaim M. Dugay also discussed the salient provisions of the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-01, s. 2021 of the Department of Employment (DOLE), Department of Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), as well as DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2021-053. Under the aforementioned issuances, the Safety Seal Certification Program will be implemented to ensure that public offices and establishments are observing minimum public health standards to curb the spread of COVID-19 virus.
Prior to the issuance of the safety seal, certification checklist shall be used by the Inspection and Certification Teams to determine whether the entity is eligible to receive the seal. The DILG/Philippine National Police (PNP), DOH, DOLE, DTI and the local government units shall serve as the issuing authorities of the safety seal which shall have a validity period for six (6) months from the date of its issuance. Meanwhile, safety seal issued to tourism enterprises shall be valid for one (1) year. (SOURCE: LGOO V MICHAEL L. BENIGNO)