MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, November 19 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently awarded a Bronze “Bagwis” Seal to DL Bonita Merchandising-Catarman Branch, a consumer store located at Plaridel Street, Poblacion, Catarman, Camiguin.
Receiving the award for DL Bonita Merchandising was Kassandra Pacudan, with DTI-Regional Office Legal Officer Atty. Fel Lester Brillantes, Rene Michael Baños of the Konsumanteng Kagay-anon, Inc.(KKI), Ramon Mendoza of the Cagayan de Oro Treasurers Office and the Department of Energy (DOE) representative Russel Bustillo.
The awarding ceremony took place last October 18, 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City.
This is the third time that DL Bonita Merchandising’s chain of groceries in Camiguin has won a DTI-Bagwis Award, one in 2007 as Bronze Awardee and in 2009 as Silver Awardee both for Municipality of Mambajao Branch.
The Bagwis Award is a Certified Establishment Program that encourages establishments to come up with services that will allow their clients to get premium value for their money and also to promote and foster the highest level of business ethics and uphold a fair and honest marketplace through voluntary self-regulation and service excellence.
Also recognized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection (ACCP) as one of the best practices of the country in Consumer Protection, the DTI Bagwis Program of DTI gives due recognition to establishments that practice fair business and uphold the rights and welfare of consumers.
It was launched 2006 with the aim of creating an environment where entrepreneurs uphold fair and honest business practices through self-regulation, boosting the trade of quality and safe goods, products, and services at affordable prices.
The award has three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold, which all aims to provide quality service to the consumers of the establishment.
For over nine years now, there are already a total of 12 business establishments awarded of DTI Bagwis seals in the province, both for Silver and Bronze Categories. (Zita M. Abellare (with reports from Varry Labial) DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam Inet)