DTI chief: Be­ware of sub­stan­dard lights

Sun.Star Pampanga - - STORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

DTI Cen­tral Lu­zon Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ju­dith An­ge­les ad­vised the pub­lic to re­frain from choos­ing cheap but un­cer­ti­fied Christ­mas lights and other prod­ucts at the ex­pense of their fam­ily’s safety.

She re­minded con­sumers to al­ways check if prod­ucts bear the Philip­pine Stan­dard (PS) sticker or Im­port Com­mod­ity Clear­ance (ICC) mark­ings which are the of­fi­cial val­i­dat­ing seals to en­sure prod­uct qual­ity and au­then­tic­ity as guides for buy­ers.

“For a mer­rier cel­e­bra­tion of Christ­mas and the whole hol­i­day sea­son, let us en­sure the safety of our fam­ily by buy­ing Christ­mas lights that met pre­scribed safety re­quire­ments as man­dated by the Bu­reau of Philip­pine Stan­dards (BPS) which are iden­ti­fied through the pres­ence of ICC and PS mark­ings on the pack­ag­ing or on the ac­tual prod­uct,” she said.

Mean­while, An­ge­les also as­sured the pub­lic that the agency will also in­ten­sify its mon­i­tor­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in malls, mar­kets, and su­per­mar­kets to en­sure that only cer­ti­fied Christ­mas lights will be sold to con­sumers.

Un­cer­ti­fied and sub­stan­dard Christ­mas lights will be con­fis­cated and will be de­stroyed to en­sure that they will not be repacked and resold, and sell­ers may face charges un­der the Con­sumer Act of the Philip­pines.

“Let us join hands in en­sur­ing the safety of ev­ery­body from pos­si­ble neg­a­tive ef­fects of sub­stan­dard items, may it be Christ­mas lights or any other prod­ucts in the mar­ket. Rest as­sured that the DTI is also do­ing its part to keep an eye on the violators,” she said.

ITY OF SAN FER­NANDO - The De­part­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI) re­minded anew the pub­lic to be dis­cern­ing in their choice of prod­ucts and avoid pa­tron­iz­ing sub­stan­dard or low-qual­ity items es­pe­cially elec­tronic items such as Christ­mas lights.

AC-CIO

LUBE­NAS AN­GE­LES! Stu­dents from the An­ge­les City Na­tional Trade School are all smiles and hype as they per­form their award-win­ning en­try ‘Lube­nas ning Pasku’ dur­ing the cul­mi­na­tion of Sinuk­wan Fes­ti­val held re­cently in City of San Fer­nando. ACNTS is gun­ning for the hall of fame award next year as this marks their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year in win­ning the prov­ince-wide cul­tural dance com­pe­ti­tion.---

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