Central Luzon remains on top of Bagwis program-A A +A
Saturday, June 25, 2011
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Central Luzon continues to be a top performing region in the implementation of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Bagwis program.
DTI regional information officer Wilfred Carbonell said the region currently ranks second to the National Capital Region in terms of having the most number of Gold awardees - the program’s topmost award level.
As of May this year, the trade department has already handed out Bagwis Gold to a total of 130 establishments in the region since the inception of the recognition in 2006.
Of the seven provinces in Central Luzon, Nueva Ecija has the most number of Bagwis Gold recipients with 34 followed by Pampanga (32), Bulacan (24), Tarlac (19), Bataan (15) and Zambales (6).
Apart from the Gold seal, Carbonell added that Central Luzon now has 79 Bagwis Silver and 91 Bagwis Bronze honorees.
The Bagwis program aims to give due recognition to establishments that uphold the rights of consumers and practice responsible business.
Deserving stores are awarded on a graduated level of excellence: Bronze for complying to Fair Trade Laws and maintaining good customer relations through the establishment of a Consumer Welfare Desk; Silver for attaining the Bronze requirements plus ensuring effective store management/operations and demonstrating social responsibility; and Gold for attaining the Silver requirements, implementing some elements aligned to quality and environmental management systems in their operations and meeting international standards.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 26, 2011.