OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 10 (PIA) -- The Consumer Protection Division of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Misamis Occidental Provincial Office has set activities for the celebration of Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) in October.
With this year's theme "Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer," the celebration aims to disseminate sound consumer information to both public and business sectors and the media on consumer-related matters including policies and technologies that affect the consumers.
As a kick-off activity, DTI MisOcc held a motorcade around Oroquieta City's main streets together with the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) member agencies/sectors, business establishments, and the consumers.
The month of October gives national attention on the role that consumers play in the vitality of the Philippine economy.
In an interview with DTI Provincial Director Jane Tabucan, she said "the DTI highly anticipates the CWM celebration and supports whichever department leads the festivity. Simultaneously, all offices of the department annually gear up to reach more consumers through activities in the province and cities."
"We acknowledge the important role of consumer organizations in as much as they represent the consumer sector in consumer advocacies, promotion of business regulation, and in government policy-making bodies," she added.
A seminar forum on Product Standards and Market Monitoring will be conducted by the team from BI-GI Philippines on Oct. 18-19 to further disseminate information and policies on standards.
Other activities for the month-long celebration include a Consumer Quiz and role playing competition for high school students which aims to heighten consumer awareness among the youth dubbed, "Dulaang Pangmamimili."
Moreover, several activities have been lined up relative to this year's CWM for DTI MisOcc.
The CWM celebration will culminate on Oct. 28 with a Consumer Fun Run which aims to provide an avenue to advocate consumer rights and responsibilities while promoting health and wellness.
The observance of the CWM in October of every year is pursuant to Presidential Proc. 1098. (PIA10-Misamis Occidental/Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon)