CABUYAO CITY, LAGUNA – Right after the courtesy call with City Mayor Rommel A. Gecolea at the City Hall of Cabuyao City, the Department of Trade and Industry – Laguna Provincial Office (DTI-Laguna), together with the City Cooperative and Livelihood Officer, checked the compliance of business establishments with the minimum health and safety protocols in one mall in Cabuyao City on 22 Apri 2021. Twenty establishments were randomly checked consisting of five food establishments and 15 retailers, with a compliance rate of 70%.

Among the non-compliance violations noted was the absence of thermal scanners, despite both the business establishment and mall management being advised to immediately comply as this is part of the requirements based on DTI-Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Joint Memorandum Circular 20-04A.

From 9 March to 22 April 2021, 497 business establishments were already monitored consisting of 19 barbershops, 31 salons, 278 food establishments, 6 manufacturers, and 163 others (including retailers) with a compliance rate of 85.5%.

This activity is in line with ensuring the safety of both consumers and employees in the workplace against the COVID-19 virus. ­♦

Date of Release: 26 April 2021