First ‘Suking Tindahan’ in Cen­tral Lu­zon launched

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE -

OLON­GAPO CITY— A mini-mart in a tourist area in Olon­gapo City was re­cently ac­cred­ited as a “Suking Tindahan” by the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­tryZam­bales Pro­vin­cial Of­fice (DTI Zam­bales). The store will be the first es­tab­lish­ment to be ac­cred­ited by DTI un­der the Suking Tindahan progr am.

Alma and Rosita Upchurch, the own­ers of Bar­retto Mini-Mart re­ceived a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and a “Sulit at Rison­ableng Presyo” seal from DTI Zam­bales Pro­vin­cial Di­rec­tor Leonila T. Baluyut.

As a cer­ti­fied Suk­ingTin­da­han, the store is un­der­tak­ing to sell at least 50 per­cent of all ba­sic needs and prime com­modi­ties un­der the watch of DTI within the sug­gested re­tail price is­sued by the agency.

In the face of re­cent rise in in­fla­tion rate, the Suking Tindahan pro­gram of DTI was in­ten­si­fied this year to help mit­i­gate the ris­ing prices of ba­sic goods and prime com­modi­ties in the coun­try, es­pe­cially in ar­eas out­side of the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion.

The move was made by DTI to help in pro­vid­ing af­ford­able goods

even to con­sumers not only in big gro­ceries and su­per­mar­kets but also in smaller es­tab­lish­ments like the Bar­retto Mini-Mart. Other Suking Tin­da­hans are set to be launched in all prov­inces of the re­gion be­fore the year ends.

DTI Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ju­dith An­ge­les said that the Suking Tindahan pro­gram will also help in mak­ing the smaller stores in the re­gion fol­low con­sumer laws, as they will be vis­ited, briefed and mon­i­tored by DTI per­son­nel.

She added that the DTI is in­ten­si­fy­ing its mon­i­tor­ing of the prices and sup­ply of gro­cery items, es­pe­cially Noche Buena prod­ucts this Christ­mas sea­son.

An­ge­les noted that the prices of these prod­ucts have al­ready sta­bi­lized as in­fla­tion rates and the prices of en­ergy prod­ucts have al­ready rolled back in the past two months.

— War­ren Ser­rano/ DTI-3

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.