On August 23, 2021, the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) through its Makati-Pasay Field Office (MPFO) awarded the Safety Seal Certificate to PLDT Inc. – Glorietta 1 Branch.

The awarding was spearheaded by OIC-Director II of DOLE-NCR MPFO, Atty. Olivia Obrero-Samson. Present during the awarding ceremony were MPFO Supervising Labor and Employment Officer, Julita Mendoza; MPFO Labor Standards Unit Head, Louie Ann Abello; MPFO Focal for Safety Seal Certification, Maria Rosana Sanariz; Labor Inspector Jason Prestado; and PLDT Representative and Safety Officer, Catherine Escueta and Jannah Mariz Regidor, respectively.

Based on the Joint Monitoring conducted last July 21, 2021 by Labor Inspector Jason T. Prestado, the PLDT, Inc. was found to be compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government. Further, the company uses contact tracing application to intensify contact tracing campaign and thus curb the spread of COVID-19.

Being the first to be awarded with the Safety Seal Certificate under her areas of jurisdiction, Atty. Obrero-Samson congratulated PLDT – Glorietta 1 Branch and recognized its best practices in complying with the safety and health protocols set by the government.

Meanwhile, PLDT representative Catherine Escueta said that the company is very grateful for the recognition and expressed their continuing support to the government’s advocacy to ensure the health and safety, not only of every Filipino worker but of their clients as well. She manifested that they will renew their Safety Seal Certification by February 2022 and commits to provide other branches of PLDT with proper guidance in complying with the General Labor Standards (GLS) and Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and be awarded with the said certification.

END / Katrina Otadoy