VM Familiaran leads inspection of firms’ health safety protocols

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Bacolod City’s Business Permits and Licensing Committee inspected the health protocols being carried out by business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in the effort to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections.

The inspection aims to ensure that establishments are compliant with health protocols the Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Trade and Industry issued, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head of the city Inter-Agency Task Force against Covid-19, said.

Among the health measures inspected, according to him, were the firms’ sanitation, ventilation, and exhaust system. (

“This is to avoid any potential workplace hazard that could increase risks of Covid-19 transmission,” said Familiaran.

Relatedly, Mayor Evelio Leonardia asked the National Task Force Against Covid-19 to deploy more nurses to hospitals in Bacolod to reduce local cases.

The city, which recorded 1,648 active cases of Covid-19 as of Thursday, is requesting 288 more nurses.