Pasig Suspends Supermarket for Failure to Implement Minimum Health Standards
The local government of Pasig City temporarily suspends the operation of a supermarket in the city for failure to implement social distancing.
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said on his Facebook account that Landers Superstore’s grocery in Barangay Ugong is temporarily closed until July 27 as a penalty. This found out after undercover inspections revealed that shoppers were crowding in an aisle.
City Mayor explained that they initially did not want to announce the name of the store to avoid bad publicity. However, residents would still know as that word of its temporary closure would still spread out.
“Landers Ugong is suspended for failure to maintain social distancing. Usually, when we suspend, for this reason, we don’t announce the name. We don’t want them to have bad publicity; we just want their customers safe,” Sotto said in a tweet.
“But this is a big business, so youll probably hear abt it anyway,” he added.
Mayor Vico also shared some photos of the inspection dates with customers crammed through an aisle in the grocery. This was to prove that they have violated the minimum health standards even if they are all wearing face masks.
“The restaurant, barbershop, plant shop, pharmacy, and parking lot MAY REMAIN OPEN for business. Only the grocery is temporarily closed. Management has expressed their intent to comply as we encourage them to use the next few days to improve their health/safety protocols,” he said.
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