NORTHERN MINDANAO — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 10 reactivates the Consumer Network (ConsumerNet) of the region by convening the regional line agencies with consumer protection mandates during a Consumer Network Meeting on March 17, 2023.  

ConsumerNet is a network of government agencies tasked by their respective mandate to deliver basic essential services to the public in general and to the consumer in particular.

By connecting with one another, the government agencies will be able to share information to protect the interests of consumers, promote general welfare, and establish standards of conduct for business and industry.

The network will enable the agencies to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of frontline facilities for consumer queries and concern and provide a systematic action on consumer issues and complaints.

The meeting highlighted the network’s agreement to meet on a quarterly basis to reinforce the coordination among the member agencies.    

The meeting was attended by DTI-10, Cagayan de Oro City Water District, and regional offices of National Food Authority (NFA), National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), and Philippine Information Agency (PIA). ♦

Date of Release: 20 March 2023