(Main photo, from left to right: Col. Popoy Lipana, head of QC Market Development and Administration Department; Margie Santos, head of QC Business Permit and Licensing Department; Belle De Leon, Farmers Market Property Manager; Morriel Abogado, Vice President for Operations and Zone Manager of Araneta City.)
Proving its compliance with standard safety protocols, Farmers Market in Araneta City has been the first public market in Metro Manila to be given a Safety Seal certification by the local government.
A ceremonial installation of Safety Seal was held on October 8, 2021 at the Farmers Market and Dampa entrances. The activity was headed by Margie Santos, head of the Quezon City Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD); retired police Col. Popoy Lipana, head of QC Market Development and Administration Department (MDAD); Morriel Abogado, Vice President for Operations and Zone Manager for Araneta City; Marjorie Go, Assistant Vice President for Marketing of Araneta City; and Belle De Leon, Farmers Market Property Manager.
The Farmers Market Safety Seal is among the certificates posted in entrances of Araneta City premises after they passed the rigorous inspection of Quezon City’s Safety Seal Certification Committee. The City of Firsts has been implementing the use of Kyusipass, and has been observing safety entrance protocols and regular sanitation in every establishment.
“The Safety Seal is a testament that we are continuously working on making Araneta City safer for everyone. We proudly display this certificate to keep our patrons assured that their health and safety always comes first at the City of Firsts,” Abogado said.
The Safety Seal for Farmers Plaza was installed on June 29, Gateway Mall’s safety seal was posted on July 1, while the safety seal for Ali Mall was awarded on July 6.
Aside from the strict implementation of IATF’s health protocols and guidelines, Farmers Market also utilizes contactless payment, in partnership with GCash, to safeguard the safety and protection of consumers and vendors.