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After Kentex fire, textile factory fails Valenzuela City safety checks

/ 05:44 AM June 19, 2015

A textile factory in Valenzuela City became the first establishment to be shut down after City Hall launched fire safety checks after the deadly May 13 Kentex factory fire.

Stentex Corp. in Barangay (village) Malanday was ordered closed Thursday as local officials enforced the so-called “No FSIC, No Business Permit” policy. FSIC stands for Fire Safety Inspection Certificate.

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To mark the factory for closure, a sign with the photos of Bureau of Fire Protection director Chief Supt. Ariel Barayuga and city fire department officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu was posted on the Stentex gates.

About 40 employees may be affected by the factory’s closure, the Inquirer learned. More than 100 establishments in Valenzuela face shutdown for not having FSICs, City Hall earlier said.–Rima Granali

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