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Press Briefing
Opening Ceremony of the 20th
Consumer Welfare Month
Consumer Fun Run
 
A. Date : 01 October 2017, Sunday
 
B. Venue : Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City
 
C. Time : 5:00 AM – Start of Consumer Fun Run
              5:30 AM – Gun Start for 10K, 5K and 3K Runners
              7:00 AM – Opening Ceremony for 20th CWM
              8:45 AM – Press Briefing
D. Lead Functional Group: DTI-Consumer Protection Group (CPG)
 
E. Lead Officials :
DTI Secretary RAMON S. LOPEZ
DTI-ROG Undersecretary ZENAIDA C. MAGLAYA
DTI-CPG Undersecretary TEODORO C. PASCUA
DTI-CPG Assistant Secretary / BPS Officer-in-Charge ERNESTO V. PEREZ
DTI-ROG Assistant Secretary AMEENAH A. FAJARDO
DTI-ROG Assistant Secretary BLESILA A. LANTAYONA
Representatives from the Armed Forces of the Philippines
 
F. Event:
Proclamation No. 1098 of 1997 declared October as the Consumer Welfare Month (CWM). The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Consumer Protection Group (CPG) leads the nationwide celebration of the 20th CWM this October 2017, with the theme “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age.”
 
This year’s theme pushes for better digital access, security, understanding, and redress for the Filipino consumers.
 
The DTI-CPG bureaus — Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS), Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB), and Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB) — have lined up various activities relative to this year’s CWM.
 
To kick off the month-long celebration, are the Opening Ceremony and Consumer Fun Run.
 
G. Request:
An announcement or coverage of the event for release in newspaper columns or in radio and TV news programs will properly inform the general public that such programs are undertaken for their protection.
 
H. Contact Details:
DTI–CPG: 751.4740/48 (Alvin Ruelos-0917.5439583 and 0917.8384914; Marilen S. Diaz- 0917.9572519; Leah Corazon D. Salenga-0927.9109035)
 
 

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