DTI-OrMin to hold ‘2018 Con­sumer Congress: Isang Dekada ng Ad­bokasiya’

Palawan Daily News - - Region - By Luis T. Cueto / PIA-Cala­pan

CALA­PAN CITY, Ori­en­tal Min­doro, Oct. 10 (PIA) – The De­part­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI) Ori­en­tal Min­doro Pro­vin­cial Of­fice will hold its ‘2018 Con­sumer Congress: Isang Dekada ng Ad­bokasiya’ fol­low­ing the theme, ‘Mak­ing Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­places Fairer’ at Agri­cul­tural Train­ing In­sti­tute (ATI) in Barce­naga, Nau­jan on Oc­to­ber 12.

Ac­cord­ing to DTI Pro­vin­cial Direc­tor Ar­nel Hu­talla, the ac­tiv­ity aims to mo­ti­vate and chal­lenge con­sumers to be vig­i­lant and gain com­mit­ment and sup­port of gov­ern­ment con­sumer pro­tec­tion agen­cies in en­hanc­ing pro­grams and projects rel­a­tive to con­sumer wel­fare and pro­tec­tion.

The month of Oc­to­ber is de­clared as Con­sumer Wel­fare Month (CWM) based on Pres­i­den­tial Procla­ma­tion No. 1098. The cel­e­bra­tion will fo­cus on var­i­ous im­pacts of dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies such as on­line sell­ing. DTI con­tin­ues to re­mind the pub­lic, through its ad­vo­ca­cies and other forms of in­for­ma­tion dis­sem­i­na­tion, to be vig­i­lant against un­scrupu­lous on­line busi­nesses.

Ex­pected to at­tend the congress are con­sumer or­ga­ni­za­tions, busi­ness es­tab­lish­ment/ or­ga­ni­za­tions, lo­cal price co­or­di­nat­ing coun­cils, mar­ket ad­min­is­tra­tors, Con­sumerNet mem­bers, me­dia, among oth­ers.

The ac­tiv­i­ties on the pro­posed pro­gram in­clude DTI’s dis­cus­sions on Con­sumerNet, Mak­ing Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­places Fairer, Pre­vail­ing Prices of Ba­sic Ne­ces­si­ties and Prime Com­modi­ties, Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment for Con­sumers, DTI Suk­ing Tin­da­han, In­ter­na­tional Stan­dards and Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion, and Sec­toral Plan­ning on Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Ac­tiv­i­ties for 2019.

There will also be an Open Fo­rum and recog­ni­tion cer­e­mony which will award the Con­sumer Quiz Bee Win­ners, DTI Suk­ing Tin­da­han, Most Ac­tive Lo­cal Price Co­or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil, DTI Bag­wis Awardees, Diskwento Car­a­van Part­ners, Con­sumer Or­ga­ni­za­tions, Con­sumer’s Choice and Me­dia Part­ners.

The Philip­pine In­for­ma­tion Agency (PIA)Ori­en­tal Min­doro will be rec­og­nized as one of the me­dia part­ners of DTI. (LTC/PIA-Mimaropa/ Cala­pan)

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