‘Crowd management plan’ ikinasa ng QC council
Naghain ng resolusyon si Quezon City District 2 Councilor Fernando Miguel “Mikey” Belmonte at ang mga miyembro nito sa konseho na magre-require sa ‘sales promotion permit applicants’ sa lungsod na magsumite sa kanilang ‘respective customer’ o ‘crowd safety management plans’ bilang pagsunod sa ipinatutupad na health protocols sa gitna ng bagong COVID-19 strain.
“While we sincerely recognize all the efforts of small and large-scale enterprises to recover amid the pandemic and continue to support their employees, we also need to see to it that they will comply with all the necessary precautionary measures laid down by the Department of Health (DOH),” ani Belmonte.
Kapag naaprubahan na ang resolusyon, ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD) ay dapat obligahing ang mga aplikante ng permit sa Quezon City, na isumite ang kanilang sales promotion mechanics.
“In relation with the FDA Memorandum Circular No. 2013-028, the appropriate customer or
safety management plans and procedures that will help minimize risks of coronavirus disease transmission among business employees, as well as their consumers, the city government needs to be persistent in monitoring business activities to ensure the safety of the working men and women in Quezon City. We also want to guarantee that the customers who will be participating in these promotional pursuits are well-protected,” paliwanag pa ni Belmonte.
Binigyang diin pa ni Belmonte, na ang karagdagang requirement sa pag-apply ng permit ay kailangang i-file sa loob ng 30 araw bago simulan ang ‘sales promotion’ bilang pagsunod sa memorandum circular.
“Of course, we cannot sacrifice public safety just to allow businesses to get back on their feet. The continuous spread of COVID-19 cases in the country – especially with a new strain – is more than enough for us to take the state policy to protect and promote the right to health of the people very seriously,” dagdag pa ng konsehal. (Dolly B. Cabreza)