Operation Timbangan intensified in barangay public markets

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Operation Timbangan intensified in barangay public markets

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 27 (PIA) — To continue protecting local and potential consumers at the height of summer season and the seen influx of tourists, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Camiguin Provincial Office continues the conduct of Operation Timbangan (weighing scales inspection), expanding it further at the barangay public markets and small stores.

A composite team of designated officers formed the enforcement team, to include the Mambajao Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) represented by the Mambajao Treasurer’s Office, and a representative from DTI accredited consumer organization Hibok-hibok Emergency Assistance Radio Team (HEART) Kabalikat.

The teams were grouped into three to monitor the vegetable section, the fish and meat sections and the grocery stores, doing surprised inspections on the accuracy and efficiency of the weighing scales.

They have initially covered Barangay Yumbing in the municipality of Mambajao and were able to confiscate five defective weighing scales.

The inspection is conducted to ensure that customers are getting the right weight to the value of the goods they paid for.

DTI meanwhile, calls on consumers to be vigilant and be well-informed of their rights as buyers. (Zita Maestrado-Abellare [with reports of Varry Labial], DTI-Camiguin, PIA-CamInet)

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