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DTI strengthens establishment monitoring

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN , February 20 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Camiguin shows no let up in its monitoring activities even after the holiday season to ensure continued compliance  of Fair Trade Laws (FTLs).

Some 110 business establishments in the province were monitored and inspected. Half of these were inspected for basic necessities and prime commodities, while the other establishment submitted inspection for mandatory products set by the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS).

DTI said the biggest number of establishments is concentrated in the capital town, Mambajao.

On the other hand, Product Standard (PS) monitoring and enforcement which entails proper marking were likewise monitored. The most common among these markings are the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) for imported products and Philippine Standard (PS) for locally manufactured products, commonly used in hardware and specialty stores.

DTI carry out monthly visits to prompt store owners and managers to follow consumer related laws and avoid unscrupulous undertakings. (Zita M. Abellare with reports from Varry Labial –DTI Camiguin/PIA 10)

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DTI-Camiguin imposed price freeze anew

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price-increase3-300x336MAMBAJAO Camiguin, October 12 (PIA) — In view of Proclamation No. 55 issued on September 4, 2016 declaring a state of national emergency on account of lawless violence, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Officer is imposing a 60-day Price Freeze on basic necessities and prime commodities.

Pursuant to Section 6 of Republic Act No. 7581, The Price Act, as amended, prices of basic necessities are automatically frozen at their prevailing prices or place under automatic price control.

In the province of Camiguin, as soon as the declaration was made, the consumer welfare division (CWD) visited business establishments, talked to the owners and managers, provided all copy of the memorandum on prize freeze and Proclamation No. 55 series of 2016.

DTI-Camiguin’s initiative is in consonance to Section 6 of the Republic Act (RA) 7581 also known as the Price Act of the Philippines in order to ensure that the price of goods remain stable until the state of calamity is lifted.

Price freeze is the situation in which prices, or the price of a particular product, are fixed at a particular level and no increases are allowed.

All business establishments are enjoined to strictly abide the law and cooperate to avoid penalties.price-freeze-orange

Violators of the price freeze will be summoned by DTI-Camiguin and those found selling above the prevailing prices could face fines of up to P1 million or imprisonment for a maximum of 10 years.

With the imposition of a price freeze, the DTI-Camiguin enforcement team will intensify monitoring of business establishments to ensure that the goods covered are sold at prevailing prices and will be checking the price and supply situation of goods in various areas which are placed under state of calamity. (Zita M. Abellare with reports from Varry Labial, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)

DTI-Camiguin celebrates Consumer Welfare Month

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DTI-Camiguin celebrates Consumer Welfare Month

Mambajao, Camiguin, September 30, 2015– To continually champion consumer welfare promotion and development, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Camiguin Provincial Office will be spearheading anew this year’s observance of the annual Consumer Welfare Month in the whole month of October.

October is known as Consumer Welfare Month through Presidential Decree 1098 and this year’s event carries the theme: “Consumer Protection in the ASEAN Economic Community.

The theme also advocates consumer’s preparation in the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community by December 2015 envisioned for a stable, prosperous, highly competitive ASEAN economic region, facilitates freer flow of goods, services, investments and flow of capital, equitable economic development and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities

To highlight the month long celebration, DTI-Camiguin is set to conduct a Consumer Education Advocacy Program through conduct of a Provincial Consumer Quiz Bee, a contest open to all high schools in the province which will be participated by the best grade 9 and 10 students with a maximum of three (3) contestants/representatives per school in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd).

The Consumer Quiz Bee in the provincial and regional levels aim to advocate to the youth the importance of Consumer Education, rights and privileges of consumers and other consumer related laws.

The consumer month celebration is vital to the consumers’ welfare to create awareness of the 8 basic consumer rights which are the right to basic needs, right to safety, right to information, right to choose, right to representation, right to redress, right to consumer education and the right to a healthy environment.

The DTI also aims at developing awareness on consumer rights and responsibilities, consumer welfare desks, the process in the resolution of consumer complaints, the Consumer Act of the Philippines, the prohibition of the “no return no exchange policy” among establishments, advocacy on receipts, the right of a redress if product is defective, among others.

DTI stresses that consumer protection and education should not be limited to a month, but rather it is a lasting commitment that demands continuing year-round concern and action.(Zita Maestrado- Abellare, DTI-Camiguin/ PIA-Camiguini-Net)