The Department of Trade and Industry-Region 2 (DTI-R2) conducted a comprehensive information campaign regarding the Safety Seal Certification Program (SSCP) on 30 June to 2 July 2021 via Zoom.

Poster for DTI Region 2's Safety Seal Certification Program Webinar

DTI-R2 Regional Director (RD) Leah Pulido Ocampo stressed in her message that the Safety Seal is not an additional burden or imposition of the government on business owners, but is an incentive to establishments that strictly adhere to the prescribed health protocols and standards. The seal ensures consumer confidence in business establishments, and thereby resuscitating businesses in the hopes of reviving the economy.

DTI-R2 Legal Officer Atty. Cyrus I. Restauro discussed about the SSCP. Other partner agencies in the implementation of the program were also introduced during the activity.

Mel Mari Angelo Laciste, Consumer Protection Division (CPD) Technical Assistant of DTI-Isabela discussed the Safety Seal checklist, the basis on whether an applicant to SSCP is following the minimum public health protocols. Laciste explained each of the criteria stated in the checklist as well as their importance not only for their Safety Seal application but to further extend the prevention of COVID-19.

Finally, Mar Anthony Alan of DTI-Cagayan provided an actual guide on how to use the DTI Safety Seal microsite, how to apply and how to use the

The is the main contact tracing application launched by the government. In total, 456 entrepreneurs and other stakeholders participated in the activity from across the region and the neighboring region, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

After the webinar, there was an increase in applications to the DTI Safety Seal microsite from Region 2. ♦

Date of Release: 11 August 2021