/ 19 January 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education Regional Office XII, also known as the SOCCSKSARGEN region, received its Safety Seal Certification after it complied with the required health standards set by the government.

The Safety Seal Certification from the Department of Trade and Industry signifies that the DepEd Regional Office XII — which caters to South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani and General Santos City — is compliant with Covid19 health protocols and safety standards.

“This safety seal is proof that we are serious about making our people safe as they visit the Regional Office, also this is just the start because we will be doing this at the Division and School level as well,” Regional Director Carlito Rocafort said.

“Ang pagkakaroon ng safety seal ay mahalaga, dahil sa ang inaakala nating nagawa na natin ang lahat, mayroon pa palang dapat na idagdag. That is why this safety seal makes everything worth it,” Rocafort said.

Representatives from different government agencies, headed by Hazel E. Hautea of the Department of the Interior and Local Government XII, inspected DepEd RO XII facilities in 2021.

The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with