The safety seals were awarded to the five establishments in Cebu, Philippines including Cebu Link Joint Venture, The Marketplace, Robinsons Galleria, Bruno’s Barbers at SM City Cebu, and the Bai Hotel in Mandaue City.

“We are awarding these (safety) seals to business establishments for the safe reopening of the economy and to re-establish consumer confidence,” Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Central Visayas regional director Ma. Elena Arbon said in a statement.

The DTI issues the safety seal for supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, membership shopping clubs, construction supply/hardware stores, logistics service providers, barbershops and salons, and service and repair shops.

Robinsons Retail Holdings operations manager Zenaida Yu has expressed her gratitude on receiving the certification, saying that as a “major retailer promoting health and wellness, we will continue to support and work with DTI on their programs intended for consumer protection.”

Other branches of The MarketPlace, Robinsons Supermarkets, Robinsons Easymart and Shopwise were also cited during the ceremony as they received their DTI Gold ‘Bagwis’ Award in the same month.

Another safety seal from DTI-7 was given Wednesday to Bruno’s Barbers at SM Seaside, certifying its compliance to the minimum health protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

The Department of Labor and Employment awarded its first safety seal to Cebu Link Joint Venture, after complying with the health protocols at its Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project site .

Another accredited establishment, Bai Hotel, has been the first hospitality establishment that received the safety seal.

DTI said the establishments with safety seals are expected to strictly implement the proper wearing of face shields and face masks, good ventilation, disinfection, and using the contact tracing system to maintain the good housekeeping badge.