The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) warns the public against the circulation of a promotional material that offers P350,000 in cash assistance. This scam unscrupulously uses the name of DTI under a supposed “Malasakit Calamity Fund Program” and claims to be sponsored by Senator Bong Go.

The DTI reiterates that this is a fraud and advises the public to be vigilant and verify if the sales promo permit number is duly approved by the DTI Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB). Registered sales promo can be verified from this link:

To report any related concerns, you may dial 1-DTI (1-384) or email

Thank you.♦

Date of Release: 24 March 2020