Following the martial law extension in Mindanao, the Department of Trade and Industry conducted a National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) Meeting today, 01 August
2017, to discuss on the price and supply situation of basic necessities and prime commodities in the areas affected by martial law.

This is the third (3rd) NPCC meeting for this year. The agenda is to discuss and recommend to President Rodrigo R. Duterte a proper price control mechanism considering emergency status still exists in Mindanao.

“DTI is closely monitoring the movement of prices and supply of basic necessities and prime commodities. We are also monitoring the prices of construction materials in
preparation for the rehabilitation of Marawi City and other areas heavily affected by the war between Maute group and our troops,” says DTI’s Consumer Protection Group
(CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Teodoro C. Pascua.

Further, the DTI intensifies its monitoring activities nationwide to safeguard consumers’ interest.

Meanwhile, the public are advised to make use of the DTI “e-Presyo” in which consumers, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers can check for the SRPs and prevailing prices of all basic and prime goods being monitored by the DTI including those stores selling at the lowest prices.

The “e-Presyo” can be accessed through the DTI website, or downloaded from Play Store using any Android device and App Store for IOS.

For more information, or to report retailers selling goods above the SRPs, contact DTI direct at 751.3330 or text 09178343330.