DTI mon­i­tors prices of 225 ba­sic, prime com­modi­ties

Palawan Daily News - - Region -

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 5 (PIA) -- A to­tal of 225 ba­sic and prime com­modi­ties are now be­ing mon­i­tored by the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI).

Capiz DTI Pro­vin­cial Di­rec­tor Ken Quee­nie Cuñada said 69 more prime and ba­sic com­modi­ties have been added to their pre­vi­ous 156 com­modi­ties which prices are mon­i­tored monthly.

She ex­plained that these prod­ucts were in­cluded in their mon­i­tored items be­cause of the call of time and to give way to the con­sum­ing pub­lic for a wider ar­ray of prod­uct choices and pref­er­ences.

Cuñada, to­gether with the Capiz me­dia, led the con­duct of price mon­i­tor­ing in a mall in Roxas City on Oc­to­ber 2.

She said the price mon­i­tor­ing for all prod­ucts in­clud­ing those in the Ex­panded Sug­gested Re­tail Prices (SRPs) is done reg­u­larly to en­sure that the pub­lic are pro­tected against unscrupu­lous sell­ers for go­ing be­yond the SRP.

In the pre­vi­ous years, Capiz has the low­est price of prod­ucts mon­i­tored by DTI, even lower than the SRP set by the gov­ern­ment, she said.

She also called on the pub­lic to be vig­i­lant and be aware of the SRP and re­port vi­o­la­tions thereof to the agency for ap­pro­pri­ate action.

On the other hand, Cuñada said they have lined up var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in view of the Con­sumer Wel­fare month cel­e­bra­tion this Oc­to­ber with the theme “Mak­ing Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­places Fairer.”

The cel­e­bra­tion, she said, re­it­er­ates DTI’s com­mit­ment in re­in­forc­ing its ser­vices, pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties to pro­tect the in­ter­ests of the con­sumers.

In­cluded in this year’s cel­e­bra­tion here are the con­duct of con­sumer wel­fare and prod­uct qual­ity and safety ex­hibit; in­for­ma­tion car­a­van; con­sumer quiz con­test both for pro­vin­cial and re­gional lev­els; search for best ad­vo­cacy pro­gram on con­sumerism; and the Bag­wis pro­gram. (LTP/JBG/ PIA6-Capiz)

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