DTI intensifies consumer education in MisOcc-A A +A
Thursday, October 31, 2013
OROQUIETA CITY -- An intensified information education package on the celebration of the Consumers’ Welfare Month, this October, has been waged by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Misamis Occidental province.
This is apart from the DTI’s function to check the welfare of the consumers and the quality of products/enterprise and monitor prices/price tags to see if there is manipulation in commercial establishments, like grocery stores and hardware, DTI Provincial Director Delia Ayano said.
Anchored on the theme: “Health Product: Quality, Efficacy, Safety and Transparency – Everybody’s Concern,” the month-long celebration included the following activities:
Hanging of streamers announcing the celebration in strategic areas of the province and supervision of “Peel and Win – Summer Promo” of Elim Agricultural Supply at BMEG-Ozamiz City, Oct. 1.
Consumers’ Forum on Downstream Oil Industry in Oroquieta City to enhance the level of awareness of the public on pertinent government rules and regulations, safety and standards confronting the country’s oil industry, Oct. 4.
Orientation briefing on Consumer Rights and Responsibilities to disseminate information on the subject and other Republic Acts applicable to consumers, Oct. 14.
Provincial Consumer Quiz for 3rd Year and 4th Year secondary students to raise the level of awareness on consumer laws, rights and safety, Oct. 25.
Briefing on the Miniature Decorative Lamps and other mandatory products to intensify enforcement of standards on Christmas Lights for consumer safety and awarding of BAGWIS winners, Oct. 30.
Symposium on Consumer Welfare in Secondary Schools, province-wide, to enhance their level of awareness on consumer rights and responsibilities to the youth sector, Oct. 31. (PIA)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 31, 2013.