THE Iloilo City Government reminded establishment owners to enforce health protocols to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus, or they will be sanctioned for allowing an overflowing number of customers.
Mayor Jerry Treñas said he received complaints about full-packed party goers breaching protocols over the weekend, while alcohol-related incidents were also reported.
“We have allowed as much economic activities as possible per IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force), particularly public consumption of alcohol. But we ask for cooperation of everyone to avoid increase in cases. We don’t want the return of another surge. We have issued a warning but we will be forced to close down violators,” Treñas said.
The mayor said compliance officers and personnel of Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO), Task Force on Moral Values Formation (TFMVF), Business Permits and Licensing Division (BPLD) and Iloilo City Police Office will conduct inspections.
PSTMO head Jeck Conlu clarified that establishments are only allowed 50 percent seating capacity indoor and 70 percent for outdoor. He advised owners to provide figures of their maximum capacities for checking.
BPLD head Norman Tabud said workers on duty should be fully vaccinated and they have a health card, while the safety seal should be displayed in conspicuous place for easy reference.
TFMVF head Nestor Canong reiterated the posting of security guards at entrance for frisking and vaccination card check, as well as non-admittance of minors, strict implementation of anti-smoking policy, and ensure functioning CCTVs. (PR)
Photo by Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office
November 22, 2021
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