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Monitoring of private firms in EV launched by DOLE, DTI

Tacloban City – In compliance with the interim guidelines on workplace prevention and control of COVID-19, the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Trade and Industry has successfully launched the monitoring of private establishments in Eastern Visayas last Friday, 19 June 2020 at the Robinsons North, Abucay, this city.

The monitoring team deployed for the launching was led by no less than DOLE Regional Director Yahya A. Centi and DTI Regional Director Celerina T. Bato. 

In an opening meeting with the management staff of the said mall, Director Centi  cited the importance of the monitoring to ensure that DOH-aligned health and safety protocols agains the dreaded disease are strictly implemented in all establishments which are now back to business.

“We are firm in saying that these guidelines are crucial not just for the employers and workers but for everyone who will be entering and doing business in the mall. We can never be complacent when it comes to adhering to these standards”, said Director Centi.

Director Centi likewise thanked the mall’s management as well as stall owners for the cooperation and urged them to always be on guard against COVID-19. He said this is the time that their support and compliance will be needed.

“At the same time we would like to thank the employers and the management of the mall for being so accommodating. You know, we are to help one another as we face this health crisis. We are here to help you comply; DOLE and DTI will be here to assist you in adhering to these workplace standards”, Centi added.

After the brief meeting, the joint monitoring team proceeded to some establishments inside the mall for the verification of implemented protocols. Said monitoring was just the first and other teams will soon be deployed to check establishments now operating in Eastern Visayas. END/Norma Rae S. Costimiano

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