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DTI-3 empowers Central Luzon consumers
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The month long nation-wide celebration of Consumer Welfare Month has allowed DTI-3 to empower consumers from Central Luzon through the conduct of various Information and Education Campaign (IEC) which are designed to inform consumers of their rights.
The month of October every year is celebrated as National Consumer Welfare Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 1098 dated September 1997. As tradition, various consumer oriented activities are undertaken by DTI and its public and private partners in a month long celebration. This year’s celebration bears the theme: “Get Organized, Be Heard, Be Empowered.”
“This year theme highlights the important role that organized consumer groups have played in nation building. Consumer organizations have been DTI’s valued partners in various advocacy campaign,” said DTI-3 Director Blesila A. Lantayona.
Aside from consumer organizations, DTI-3 have partnered with other entities like Philippine Product and Quality Foundation Inc. (PPSQF Inc.) in conducting the various activities which are intended to let Central Luzon consumers to be aware of their rights. Among other things, these activities are:
- Seminars and forums on the enforcement of fair trade law and on product standards
- Regional poster making contest
- Games to challenge consumer awareness
“These activities are aimed to inform Central Luzon consumers of the joint effort of the public and private sectors in promoting and maintaining their rights. The month long celebration of Consumer Welfare Month creates a forum for consumers to be heard and empowered through the acquisition of valuable knowledge on laws concerning them," Lantayona said.