Screenshot of participants of the dialogue

The Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 2 spearheaded a dialogue with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Region 2 and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 2 on 24 January 2022 for a possible collaboration in enforcing consumer laws online.

The dialogue was in preparation for DTI R2’s pet project, entitled “Social Media Policing”, which has a two-fold purpose: to elevate consumer protection and uphold business ethics by monitoring compliance of online sellers with fair trade laws.

The attendees of the dialogue were Assistant Regional Director Winston Singun and OIC Division Chief Atty. Cyrus I. Restauro of the DTI R2; Ms. Pia Hazel B. Soga-Ang, Investigation Agent IV of National Bureau of Investigation Region 2; Police Colonel Jimmy N. Garrido, Chief

Regional Information and Communication Technology Division, Police Colonel Rolando M. Urbano Jr., Computer Programmer, and Police Colonel Pablo L. Birung, PNCO IC Data Controller, of the Philippine National Police Region 2; CPD Chiefs and staff of the Regional and Provincial Offices. ♦

Date of Release: 26 January 2022