Trade department to roll out Fiesta Diskwento Caravan

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Sunday, May 13, 2012


MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Director Ermedio Abang said the agency would hold “Fiesta Diskwento Caravan” (carnival discount caravan) on May 14 and 15 at the Freedom Park.

The caravan is in line with the celebration of this city’s feast of San
Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of good harvest.

Abang said the DTI would be staging this event to help consumers avail themselves of goods at discounted prices, especially those who are having trouble scraping up the school fees as school year opens next month.

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“The discount caravan will be of great help because it offers different basic products and services marked down by as much as 10 percent to 50 percent,” he said.

These products include rice, sugar, cooking oil, fresh vegetables, dairy products, canned goods, hotdog, fruit preserves, chips and pastries.

Other products include school supplies, bags, home decors, laundry soap, bath items, and medicines.

Famelah Villanueva, DTI public information officer, likewise said that aside from selling goods at discounted prices, the Fiesta Diskwento Caravan could also serve as a venue for other service-oriented activities conducted by other government agencies.

“The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (Tesda) certified masseurs, for example, would also offer services such as massage and reflexology to the public at only P50,” she said.

At present, DTI records show that at least eight food manufacturers, local government units and concerned government agencies namely Cagayan de Oro Oil Company, Virginia Foods Inc., Highland Fresh, Bukidnon Sugar Milling Company, National Food Authority, MCFRICI Foods, Glorious Catering and Botika ng Barangay, enlisted their participation.

DTI, Tesda, Malaybalay City Price Coordinating Council, Malaybalay City Federation of Rural Improvement Club and the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board will spearhead the event. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on May 14, 2012.

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