CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Federation of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Accredited Consumer Organizations (Fedacor) in Central Luzon and the DTI recently crowned Rose Marie Placido, a market vendor from the Rizal Public Market in Nueva Ecija, as the “Reyna ng Palengkeng Gitnang Luzon 2017” during the Consumer Welfare Month culminating activity held last October 27 at Waltermart, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Other winners in the contest include Jimmary Clavo of Zambales who bagged the first runner-up title. She also won the best in costume award. Jackie Lou So of Bataan was named second runner-up and received the consumer advocate award while Tarlac’s Angelita Ocampo won the best in talent Award. Cheryl Dioneza of Aurora was the fourth runner-up.
The contest was organized by DTI and participated in by market vendors and stall holders in Central Luzon to promote awareness of consumer rights, especially in public markets in the country.
October was proclaimed as Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) with the theme “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age.”
The DTI provincial offices and regional office organized the celebration of the CWM with the Reyna ng Palengke as one of the much awaited events during the regional culminating activity.
Aside from the Reyna ng Palengke, DTI-Central Luzon also conducted this October a product standards forum and exhibit, poster making contest for high school students in the region, a “dulaang pangmamimili” contest and a seminar on cybercrime. Victor Lorenzo, head of the Forensic Laboratory of the National Bureau of Investigation, served as the resource speaker on the cybercrime seminar.
During the program, 31 newly accredited consumer organizations of DTI were recognized.
Sherlita Emeterio, president of Fedacor joined DTI-Central Luzon Regional Director Judith Angeles and other officials in presenting their respective certificates of recognitions.
Media partners who consistently help in disseminating information about consumer advocacies and activities were also recognized during the event. (PR)