Taguig warns establishments with 'lax' protocols enforcement
Posted: 2021-Nov-17 10.49.02 UTC+0800
MANILA — In anticipation of the influx of people ahead of the holiday season, the Taguig City government warned establishment owners with "lax" enforcement of health protocols.
Mayor Lino Cayetano said they will engage establishments and landlords who are found to be violating and abusing the rules on eased restrictions.
"We will check CCTVs, audit customer logs of vaccine cards, check social media postings and other citizens' reports. We will hold them (owners) liable and send our findings to DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), DOT (Department of Tourism), IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force), and other agencies," Cayetano said in a statement on Tuesday.
"We caution bars and restaurants who are lax on the implementation of minimum health standards. The rules are clear: follow the capacity set by DTI, check the customers' vaccination status as mandated by the IATF, make sure customers wear face masks when not in their tables, and ensure that social distancing and placement of barriers, when applicable, are followed," he said.
Cayetano said it is irresponsible for certain establishments to feel that they do not need regulation, while others are yet to be allowed to operate.
"Capacitate your staff, control and work with your guests, and learn how to operate safely and responsibly, otherwise, do not do business in Taguig," he said.
"Taguig is a safe city that has aggressively supported the opening up of the economy but we will not shy away to call out those who comprise what has taken us so long to get and who many have sacrificed for. Mask up and follow the rules. We are on the right track but there is still more to do," he added. (PNA)