Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano has threatened to close down business establishments found repeatedly violating health and safety protocols.  

Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano (Taguig City government)

Cayetano made the statement following reports that some establishments in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) are ignoring health protocols, particularly social distancing and the maximum capacity allowed. 

“Establishments in Taguig that endanger the health and safety of their customers and employees will be engaged immediately. Repeated violators will be closed down,” said Cayetano. 

“We will not allow a few irresponsible establishments to compromise our efforts in making Taguig a model community for living in the new normal. We will strive to implement health and safety protocols so that businesses in Taguig can thrive,” Cayetano added.

The city government has met with BGC and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation officials concerning the violations.  “Our joint efforts have kept Taguig, including BGC, as one of the safest cities to live, work, and do business in,” Cayetano said. 

One netizen urged the Taguig City government to inspect establishments on Burgos Circle in BGC. 

“We want to assure all our citizens, visitors and stakeholders that Taguig City, including BGC, is safe and open for business. We will continue our efforts to ensure that establishments and their clients act responsibly during this time of pandemic,” the mayor said. 

Cayetano touted that “Taguig City consistently has the lowest active cases per 100,000 population in Metro Manila and is comparable to many best practice cities in the world.”

He said there are five active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in Taguig compared to 24 active cases per 100,000 population in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“We have been working hard to boost customer confidence in the safety of our malls, restaurants, and other establishments in Taguig. We continue to encourage and support businesses to operate safely and responsibly,” said Cayetano. 

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/01/23/cayetano-to-shut-down-businesses-ignoring-health-protocols/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cayetano-to-shut-down-businesses-ignoring-health-protocols)