28 more companies in Bacolod receive Safety Seal badge


Twenty-eight more business establishments in Bacolod have received their Safety Seal certificates from the city government last week.

The Safety Seal Committee of the City led the awarding, with each of the companies receiving their certificates at their respective stores.

Receiving their Safety Seal certificates last Sept. 30 were SM City’s Mang Inasal, Surplus, McDonald’s, Greenwich, SM Appliance, Nike (Sport Central), Payless Shoe Store, Ayala Mall Capitol Central’s UNIQLO, Chowking, Abenson, Starbucks, Yellowcab, Mumuso, and Bench.

Those that received their certificates last October 1 were Jollibee Sum-ag, Mang Inasal CityMall Goldenfields, JD Feeling Lucky Inc. Metrodome, Mang Inasal Libertad, Jollibee Libertad, Ubiquity, Greenwich Lopues East, Chowking EraMall, Mang Inasal Centroplex, Jollibee Plaza, Chowking Lagoon, Jollibee NorthDrive, Mang Inasal Northdrive, and Jollibee La Salle.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia had said that this DILG scheme will identify outright what establishments are health protocol-compliant so that people will be guided accordingly.

“While this is voluntary, we encourage as many to apply because this is good for business,” the mayor added.”

According to Permits and Licensing Office head Stela Rayos, who chairs the Safety Seal Committee, more business establishments are scheduled to be awarded with the same certificate soon.

As per online verification/calibration and on-site validation of the Inspection and Certification Team of the Safety Seal Committee, 52 of the 237 business establishments applying for the Safety Seal certificate have so far passed the validation.

Of the 52 passers, 28 have been awarded with the certificates last Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

But Rayos clarified that the other companies, which have defects/deficiencies in their documents, can re-apply until they fully comply with the requirements.

For online application, visit the Facebook page of the Bacolod Permits and Licensing Office via “Bacolod Permits.”

Rayos stressed that only business establishments with valid Mayor’s Permits (2021) are eligible to apply for a certificate of Safety Seal.

Those who are awarded with a Safety Seal certificate shall be allowed an additional 10% beyond the prescribed on-site capacity, as per IATF Resolution No. 127-A series of 2021.