Puerto price council to convene
The LPCC will be led by the city government and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in going around the public market and other stores to check on the compliance of business establishments.
The city government will convene the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) chaired by Mayor Lucilo Bayron on October 25 to discuss the prices of basic commodities. Welson Paz, the trade and industry development specialist, said the LPCC will be led by the city government and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in going around the public market and other stores to check on the compliance of business establishments. Among the agenda of the meeting is the implementation of the Price Act of 1992 and possible recommendations to address policy problems and the supply of commodities. “May inspection sa public market at pati rin mga talipapa outside ng public market ay kasama sa iikutan. Titignan kung sinusunod ba nila ang price tag at kung walang price tag ay mag-eenforce. Iba’t-ibang team na ito, merong DTI, DA, licensing ng city, city veterinary at iba pa,” he pointed out. Other members of the council are the Department of Agriculture (DA), City Vet- erinary Office (CVO), Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), and other concerned national and local offices. Meanwhile, on October 26 about 200 consumers and businessmen are expected to attend the Consumers’ Congress. The Congress includes lectures and discussion on Business Development Advocacy, Entrepreneurial Mindsetting, Supply Management, and Supply Value Chain. Percival Narborita, information officer of the DTI- Palawan, said that the value chain topic will help the producers, suppliers, and businessmen understand the course. “Ito ay more on business development. Matuturuan sa flow ng value chain ang mga negosyante para hindi basta-basta mag-aangat ng presyo kasi naapektuhan ang mga consumers,” he said. The Consumers’ Congress will be led by the DTI’s Consumer Protection Advocacy Bureau (CPAB). Representatives from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the CVO will also talk during the event. “Itong sa city veterinary ay tungkol ito mostly sa mga binibenta na karne para masiguro ang food safety,” he said.
An old man alights from the RORO bus that fell on its side Monday, October 22, in Barangay Plaridel, Aborlan. Near his head, a little girl can also be seen after alighting from the vehicle. (Photo courtesy of Ash Vicencio)