MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, March 22 — With the theme “Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust,” the Department of Trade and Industry- Camiguin Provincial Office celebrated the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15 through holding information and education campaign.
The Consumer Information and Education Campaign (IEC) Forum was held for the students in both public and private schools in the province of Camiguin.
During the forum, WCRD is emphasized as an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and a chance to protest against the market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights.
Personnel from DTI-Camiguin also shared that the celebration was inspired by President John F. Kennedy, who gave an address to the US congress on 15 March 1962, in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights and he was the first world leader to do so, and the consumer movement now marks that date every year as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights.
Informing consumers is one of the initial steps in making sure that consumers are well protected and informed about their rights and responsibilities since a well- informed and empowered consumer is a happy and satisfied consumer.
Hence, DTI always emphasizes that WCRD should be observed and advocated until everyone is aware of their rights as consumers.(Zita M. Abellare with reports from Varry Labial/PIA10)