THE Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) has required all employees of Manokan Country to secure updated health certificates, and the stall owners to obtain necessary permits to continue their operations.

City Administrator John Orola said the health certificate for employees is one of the recommendations submitted by the CHO last week.

On October 5, the CHO conducted a follow-up inspection on the Manokan Country stalls to ensure its sanitation compliance.

Of the 22 stalls, only Umbao Chicken Inasal has secured business and sanitary permits.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia had temporarily suspended the arrears of some tenants because of the 37th MassKara Festival celebration.

Orola said the tenants were given consideration to settle their latest arrears only, and their remaining accounts will be paid based on agreed terms.

The CHO also noted improvements in the kitchens and toilets of some stalls, but these still need further enhancement.

Orola said the tenants should also implement a “no smoking” policy, and conduct a two- to three-day general cleaning to dispose unnecessary or unused things.