MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, February 29 (PIA) – Product supply and price monitoring of basic necessities and prime commodities has been strengthened here by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office in preparation for the heavy influx of domestic and foreign tourists, this summer.
Known not only natural beauty and splendor, but also as a religious destination, the island is expecting more tourist arrivals this lent as the Catholic devotees commemorate anew the death of Jesus Christ, a pilgrimage dubbed “Panaad” which means a religious vow of sacrifice.
In preparation for this, DTI has already inspected atotal of fifty (50) business establishments all over the island, wherein, thirty-three (33) establishments are providing prime and basic commodities, while seventeen (17) are providing mandatory products set by the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) are regularly monitored and visited to check on Fair Trade Laws (FTL) compliance by DTI-Camiguin.
Aside from checking prices, the DTI-Camiguin team is also checking the price tag and labels of products being sold to ensure that consumers and tourists are getting their money’s worthand ensure that products in the store shelves are not expired, among others.
DTI said more related activities are up in the line and violations are punishable under the Consumer Act of the Philippines.(Zita M. Abellarewith reports from Varry Labial, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam Inet)