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MEMORANDUM ADVISORY

SECURITY GUARDS BEING UTILIZED AS SAFETY OFFICERS AND BEING GIVEN OTHER UNPRESCRIBED TASKS

 This pertains to the practice of various owners/managers of establishments of utilizing the security guards employed within their respective establishments other than their prescribed functions (e.g. bus boys, waiters, janitors, parking attendants, messengers, etc.). At the onset of COVID19, establishments particularly malls  are using private security personnel as Safety Health Officers, who are even wearing "Safety Protocol Officer" vests which strictly violates Section 3(d) of RA5487 "Watchman or Security Guard, Watchman or Security Guard Agency. Any person who offers or renders personal service to watch or secure either residential or business establishment, or both, or any building, compound, or area including but not limited to logging concessions agricultural, mining or pasture lands for hire or compensation, or as an employee thereof...".