Tarlac State University was awarded with a Safety Seal by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday morning (September 7) in front of the Main Campus Administration Building.
The Safety Seal is awarded to institutions and establishments that are compliant to the health and safety protocols of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
TSU President Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari received the Safety Seal after the DILG, BFP (Bureau of Fire Protection), and Tarlac City Police Station conducted a validation on the same day.
The validation team is composed of inspectors from DILG Tarlac City namely, Mon Alven Lagonilla and Joel Iglesias, Tarlac City Fire Marshall Jacky Ngina, and Mr. Marlon Castro. PLTCOL Modesto Carrera and PCI Michael Tiamzon of the Tarlac City Police Station were also present during the validation.
The Safety Seal of TSU (LG-0037) is valid until March 7, 2022.
According to Pres. Mallari, TSU applied for the said certification last month and submitted the necessary papers and requirements from which the university was evaluated. She further said that this is an assurance to the public that TSU cares by following and implementing health protocols to ensure the safety of everyone.
“Sa TSU Disaster Risk Reduction [and Management] Committee, Dr. Rommel [Hernandez] and VP Niño, nagpapasalamat ako sa kanila na kahit gaano tayo ka-busy ay hindi natin nakakalimutan na protektahan ang isa’t-isa. Itong seal na ito ay patunay lamang na ginagawa natin ang lahat para sa ikabubuti ng bawat isa,” Pres. Mallari said in an interview.
To strengthen the university’s safety measures, Ngina suggested to put UVC germicidal cabinets to sanitize documents transmitted between and among offices to which Pres. Mallari agreed.
In response to Ngina’s suggestion, Pres. Mallari said, “We will put three to four germicidal cabinets [at the] Lucinda [Extension] Campus so we will no longer worry about contracting virus from the documents and other papers that we will sign.”