The different municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya continue to take strides to ensure that consumer welfare remains a priority as 12 out of the 15 LGUs underwent a reorientation session on the roles and responsibilities of the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC), as well as the RA 7581 otherwise known as the Price Act, conducted by the DTI R2 Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Office for April 2024.

The said LGUs are Dupax del Norte, Solano, Bayombong, Bagabag, Alfonso Castañeda, Sta. Fe, Kayapa, Ambaguio, Aritao, Villaverde, Quezon, and Kasibu.

The LGUs committed their full support to the programs and services of the agency and emphasized the importance of cooperation in promoting consumer welfare and economic stability.

“As implementers and members of the LPCC, our collective responsibility is not just about mere compliance; it entails proactive engagement and vigilance to address emerging challenges and ensure the accessibility of basic necessities for consumers, as well as fair/ethical business practices,” DTI R2 NV CPD Chief Rowena F. Mayangat said in her message during the Briefing of the LPCC at Dupax del Sur.

STIDS Aimee C. Garcia, TIDS Ronald B. Tuddao, and Technical Assistant Jonalyn F. Tan served as the speakers on the salient features of the Price Act and LPCC roles and functions. 

During the meetings, the councils agreed to conduct Quarterly meetings and joint monitoring activities, update the Executive Orders, and reconstitute the LPCC members.

The DTI is currently coordinating with the remaining three LGUs to conduct reorientation sessions/meetings as the agency remains steadfast in its commitment to empowering consumers, supporting MSMEs, and promoting a vibrant and equitable marketplace for all.

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Date of release: 30 April 2024