DTI issues Safety Seal certificates to establishments in Ilocos Norte
DTI issues Safety Seal certificates to establishments in Ilocos Norte

The Department of Trade and Industry- Region 1 (DTI R1), through its provincial office in Ilocos Norte, issued the 1st Safety Seal Certificates to two business establishments in the region on 23 June 2021.

Ilocos Norte Provincial Director Rosario Q. Quodala together with Mr. Dominador B. Alberto, Officer in Charge of the Consumer Protection Division, conferred the Safety Seal Certificates to Robinsons Supermarket and Mongding Construction Supply, located at the Robinsons Place, San Nicolas and Brgy. 17 San Francisco, Laoag City, respectively. They are the first two recipients of the Safety Deal Program in the region.

The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph.

In a statement, Regional Director Grace Falgui-Baluyan said that with the Safety Seal, the public can feel safer and be assured that an establishment is following the minimum health protocols. “We encourage business establishments to apply for the Safety Seal. It is their social responsibility to ensure that their businesses are safe for everyone,” she added.  

DTI encourages the following establishments to apply for the Safety Seal Certification:

  • Supermarkets, Groceries, Convenience Stores
  • Membership Shopping Clubs
  • Construction Supply, Hardware Stores
  • Logistics Service Providers
  • Barbershops and Salons
  • Service and Repair Shops

The implementing guidelines, checklist, and application details are available online and can be accessed through this link.♦

Date of Release: 29 June 2021