Usec Ruth B. Castelo's inspection of establishments

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged the establishments to follow the Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS) as the National Capital Region (NCR) shifts to Alert Level 2 starting 1 February 2022. 

On 3 February 2022, DTI-Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Ruth B. Castelo and DTI Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB) Assistant Director Marimel Dancel Porciuncula led the surveillance and monitoring team in inspecting the health protocols compliance of establishments in Mandaluyong City that are allowed to operate under Alert Level 2.

The DTI-FTEB team spot-checked a total of five establishments covering personal care services, cinemas and movie houses, recreational venues, dine-in and take-out restaurants, and fitness and gym venues.

In the course of the inspection, DTI served one Request for Corrective Action (RCA) to a restaurant establishment for failure to strictly observe the conditions stated in the DTI-DOT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-02 on health and safety guidelines governing the operations of indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

“DTI will expect the said establishment to submit its response to the RCA together with the proof of corrective measure within 48 hours from receipt of the RCA. Otherwise, DTI will recommend to the Local Government Unit (LGU) concerned the suspension of the Safety Seal issued in favor of said establishment or the suspension of the operation thereof if it continues to not observe the DTI-DOT MC No. 21-02”, Undersecretary Castelo underscored.

DTI reminds the establishments and the public to always follow the MPHS set by the Government to ensure safety and health protection amidst the pandemic. ♦

Date of Release: 7 February 2022