DTI sets ‘Balik-Eskwela Diskwento Caravan’

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has scheduled the holding of a series of “Diskwento Caravans-Balik Eskwela Edition” here in Zamboanga Peninsula, aimed to help consumers stretch their budget through price discounts.

DTI Regional Officer-in-Charge Sitti Amina Jain said the caravan is one of the banner programs of DTI where discounts are offered by participating manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers during the caravan.

Jain said that the Balik-Eskwela Edition Diskwento Caravan is timed before the start of classes in June, this year.

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She encouraged parents and students to avail of the discounted prices of products, particularly school supplies, sold during the Diskwento Caravans in their area.

The schedule of the Diskwento Caravans are as follows:

Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur - May 22 to 23
Molave, Zamboanga del Sur - May 27
Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur - May 29
Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte - May 24
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay - April 30 to May 1
Zamboanga City - May 1 and June 6 to 7
Isabela City - May 29 to 30

She said that her office is now finalizing plans for the holding of a similar activity in June 26 to 27 to be called Diskwento Ramadan in time for the start of Ramadan which will fall on either June 28 or 29, this year.

“If ever this pushes through, this will be the first such caravan in the country where halal foods and other products will be sold at discounted prices and this will be simultaneously conducted in all the provincial capitals of Region IX,” she said. (Bong Garcia)

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