FOUR buildings of the City Government of Davao City have been awarded a Safety Seal in compliance with the safety protocol against Covid-19.

“The City Government of Davao ensures to adhere to minimum public health standards and protocols issued by relevant government agencies, as a result, we have to ensure not only the safety of our employees and clients but also effectively deliver the service to the public,” Davao City Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte said in his message, read by his representative, during the acceptance of the safety seal read by his representative on July 6, 2022.

The buildings that have been awarded the Safety Seals are the Sangguniang Panlungsod building, City Hall building, City Hall- Annex building, and the City Social Welfare and Development building.

According to Vicky Sarcena, Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Davao Region, the Safety Seal certification program aims to increase compliance of private or public entities with the minimum health standard set by the government as well as ensure consumer confidence.

Following the awarding of the Safety Seals, Vice-Mayor J. Melchor Quitain said this will serve as a challenge to other offices to comply with the standard.

“With the Safety Seal has been awarded to the four offices it will be a challenge to others to comply with the standards. I believe everybody is trying to comply, but the safety seal is the highest standard you can get to put a stomp marking that you are already compliant,” Quitain said.

This is the second Safety Seal awarded to the buildings. The Safety Seal has a validity of six months and can be renewed. KSD