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PEZA-MEZ locators receive safety seal certificates from DOLE

Cebu City, Philippines. The Department of Labor and Employment the other day awarded thirteen (13) Philippine Economic Zone Authority-Mactan Economic Zone (PEZA-MEZ) registered export enterprises with Safety Seal Certificates.

Said companies or PEZA-MEZ locators are found compliant with the minimum public health standards and have also adopted a digital contact tracing application that effectively contains the spread of covid-19.

Six (6) awardees came from MEZ I, namely: Feeder Apparel Corporation; Feeder Apparel Corporation- FIT (Printing); On Semiconductor Cebu Philippines, Inc.; Mactan Apparels Incorporated; Metro Wear Incorporated; and TMX Philippines Incorporated.

From MEZ II, the export companies that successfully got a Safety Seal Certificate were Delfingen PH-Filipinas Incorporated; Lear Philippines Engineering Branch; and Matluster Corporation.

The other awardees were from the Cebu Light Industrial Park (CLIP): Duck-Il Korea Incorporated; Global Wear Manufacturing Incorporated; Teradyne Philippines Ltd.; and Vertex One Apparel Philippines Incorporated.

“The PEZA-MEZ is the first export processing zone in the entire country to receive the Safety Seal Certificates this many. This is a good start for the collaboration of DOLE and PEZA and we are looking forward to transforming the whole zone into a safer place, whereby all its locators will finally institutionalize the adoption and implementation of the government’s Safety Seal Program,” said DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton.

She underscored the gains that the locators will benefit from observing the minimum public health standards and added, “Having been issued with a Safety Seal Certificate is a demonstration of the companies’ compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by government. And the certificate, itself, is a marketing tool which will help gain the trust of foreign investors. It will also tell the workers and all other stakeholders that it’s safe to visit and work in and transact with these companies.”

The regional head reiterated the initiative being undertaken closely together by all issuing authorities under the DOLE-DOH-DILG-DOT-DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-01, Series of 2021.

“Our sincere thanks goes out most especially to Atty. Abdullah Adel-Khan P. Alug, Zone Administrator of PEZA-MEZ and VisMin SEZs for his support and generous assistance extended to us for the successful conduct of the issuance and awarding of the Safety Seal Certificates to their locators,” added Director Siaton.

Atty. Alug assured DOLE and all other stakeholders that they count on the PEZA-MEZ as everyone embarks in a unified direction toward curbing the ill-effects of the pandemic.

“We, at the PEZA, are one with the government in its intention of institutionalizing a collective action towards the new normal. We thank the locators that have demonstrated compliance with the standards. This is testament of their commitment of helping to curb the negative impact of the pandemic. We encourage all locators to support the Safety Seal Program,” he said.

Present during the awarding ceremony, which was held at the Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino, were DTI-7 Regional Director, Ma. Elena C. Arbon; Mr. Marlon Barrientos of DOT-7; Mr. Dodon Montesclaros of the MEPZCEM, Inc.; Atty. Danilo Almendras, who represented Lapulapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan; and the rest of the Senior Officials of DOLE-7.

To recall, last 23 June 2021, DOLE, DTI and DOT started awarding Safety Seal Certificates to the following: (DOLE)- CCLEX Project by Cebu Link Joint Venture; (DTI)- The Marketplace Robinsons Galleria Cebu and Brunos Barbers; and (DOT)- Bai Hotel.

Companies covered by DOLE are urged to submit their application for the issuance of a Safety Seal through any of the following: (1) Online through or (2) In person and the application shall be assisted by Regional Office to use the DOLE Establishment Report System (ERS).

They may also visit and check the Department’s Safety Seal Certification Process.




For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at


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